Nolan’s Oppenheimer Gets Glowing Review From Atom Bomb Expert

Oppenheimer biographer Kai Bird shares a glowing review for Christopher Nolan’s upcoming historical epic about the creation of the atom bomb.

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Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer gets a glowing review from historian Kai Bird, who wrote the biography upon which the film is based. Starring Cillian Murphy as American theoretical physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, Nolan’s upcoming historical epic chronicles the creation of the world’s first atomic bomb during World War II. Nolan drew heavily from Bird’s book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer.


Ahead of the Oppenheimer release date, Bird reveals in a recent interview with the Institute for Advanced Study (via Variety) that he’s already seen the film. The biographer was evidently blown away by the experience and shared a positively glowing review. Check out his full comment or watch the video interview below:

“I am, at the moment, stunned and emotionally recovering from having seen it. I think it is going to be a stunning artistic achievement, and I have hopes it will actually stimulate a national, even global conversation about the issues that Oppenheimer was desperate to speak out about — about how to live in the atomic age, how to live with the bomb and about McCarthyism — what it means to be a patriot, and what is the role for a scientist in a society drenched with technology and science, to speak out about public issues.”

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Source: Institute For Advanced Study/ YouTube (via Variety)

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