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Watch the Opening Scene of ‘Oppenheimer’

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Raindrops assist usher within the opening moments of “Oppenheimer,” Christopher Nolan’s formidable, Golden Globe-winning biopic about J. Robert Oppenheimer, often known as the “father of the atomic bomb.” These easy raindrops give method to excessive decision photos of bomb detonation which are each sobering and interesting.

Narrating the sequence, Nolan stated that the concept to open with the raindrops got here late to him and his editor, Jennifer Lame, “however finally turned a motif that runs the entire method by way of the movie and have become crucial.”

The scene introduces us to the 2 timelines the function is damaged into: fission and fusion, two approaches to releasing nuclear power. The fission sequences are in colour, whereas fusion segments are shot in black and white on particular IMAX movie developed expressly for the film.

The scene, which options Cillian Murphy as Oppenheimer and Robert Downey Jr. as Lewis Strauss, encapsulates the themes of hubris and remorse that shall be explored extra deeply over the course of the movie.

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