Facts about Oppenheimer that will prepare you before you watch this one!

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If you need a nudge to decide whether to watch Barbie or this one first, these mind 'blowing' facts about Oppenheimer may help you.

The movie world is in a complete frenzy over having to choose between a movie about every child's favourite toy growing up and another about a physicist and his deadliest contribution to the world. As the exhilaration continues, we're only looking for more behind-the-scenes stories about both of these films. And if there is a movie that blew moviegoers' minds even before it made it to the theatres, it's Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer. People are in utter shock after reading about these facts about Oppenheimer.


If you are a Nolan fan following his work for a long time, you would know that there is always a catch with his movies. His love for cinema and movie-watching experience makes people want to watch everything he creates. Be it a clip of him drawing a diagram to explain how the screenplay of Momento works or him growing 500 acres of a cornfield in Interstellar to have that immersive experience, Nolan leaves people wondering if there is anything more that can leave them surprised. But as always he has proved that he goes above and beyond for his movies, his latest Oppenheimer is proof!

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Facts you would love to know about the movie:

The story follows the journey of the renowned physicist who spearheaded the operation of the Manhattan Project during World War II. It is also based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning book called American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and Martin J Sherwin.


It is Nolan's 12th film which is also the longest-running film with a runtime of 3 hours beating his record with Interstellar which was 2 hours and 49 minutes long.

The movie is shot with the highest-resolution film camera there is, a combination of IMAX 65mm and Panavision 65mm. Since he wanted to shoot it in b/w, it led to Kodak creating its first-ever black and white IMAX film stock, developed by Fotokem.

It was shot in both colour and in black and white. Nolan explains how both have a subjective and objective vision. 


Nolan has talked about the best seats that one can choose to get the whole experience of the movie. In a normal Cinemascope ratio, he prefers to sit right near the front, middle of the third row. While for a stadium set up in IMAX, he likes to be behind the centre line, right up in the middle.

Nolan wanted to be as authentic with the Trinity test and used minimal CGI. He recreated the test without computer graphics 


It features an incredible cast ensemble with Cillian Murphy playing the titular role followed by Hollywood A-listers like Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Robert Downey Jr, Florence Pugh, Jack Quaid

The film will be his first after his departure from Warner Bros and he chose to release it on the same date as Barbie, another Warner Bros movie to assert creative freedom for directors in the movie business.

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