Christopher Nolan details the making of the Oppenheimer film in a new featurette, and the video reveals how IMAX technology was used.
Oppenheimerthe new film directed by Christopher Nolan, will arrive in Italian theaters on August 23 and a featurette offers some new details of the work done on the set, in particular with regard to IMAX technology.
In the video, the director explains that his goal was to bring viewers into the experience of his protagonist, accompanying them into Oppenheimer’s life. Among the most interesting aspects of the work done there is also that of the commitment made to allow Nolan to shoot in black and white with IMAX cameras. The result, according to the people involved behind and in front of the camera, will be a unique and immersive storytelling experience.
The details of the awaited film
Written and directed by Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer is a historical thriller filmed in IMAX that takes audiences into the gripping paradoxical story of an enigmatic man who must risk destroying the world in order to save it.
The film stars Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer and Emily Blunt as his wife, biologist and botanist Katherine “Kitty” Oppenheimer. Academy Award winner Matt Damon plays General Leslie Groves Jr., director of the Manhattan Project, and Robert Downey Jr. plays Lewis Strauss, founding commissioner of the US Atomic Energy Commission. Academy Award nominee Florence Pugh plays psychiatrist Jean Tatlock, Benny Safdie plays theoretical physicist Edward Teller, Michael Angarano plays Robert Serber and Josh Hartnett plays pioneering American nuclear scientist Ernest Lawrence. Also starring Academy Award winner Rami Malek, eight-time Academy Award nominated actor, writer and director Kenneth Branagh, Dane DeHaan, Dylan Arnold, David Krumholtz, Alden Ehrenreich and Matthew Modine.
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The film, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and the late Martin J. Sherwin, is produced by Emma Thomas, Charles Roven of Atlas Entertainment and Christopher Nolan.
Oppenheimer is shot in both IMAX 65mm and 65mm large format film which includes, for the first time ever, sections in black and white IMAX analog photography.