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10 things to
know about Oppenheimer film

Know the basics

Oppenheimer was a theoretical physicist who was called in to work on a top-secret government project which included the creation of the world’s first nuclear devices

Maybe don’t take
your kids along

The movie, which also features Robert Downey Jr., Emily Blunt, Matt Damon and Florence Pugh in pivotal roles, has been rated R for “some sexuality, nudity and language”

Shot on IMAX black and
white film stock

The movie has been shot on
IMAX cameras using 65mm and 65mm large-format black-and-white film stock, which guarantees to make it an IMAX masterpiece

Nolan picks his best seat

"I like to be in the middle, about a
third of the way down from the top. That way you are just above the
centre line height-wise."

Look out for Einstein

Albert Einstein, (played by Tom Conti) will appear, in segments,
through the course of the movie as a sort of mentor and confidant to Oppenheimer in real life

The Bhagavad Gita quote

Oppenheimer had quoted the Bhagavad Gita after the first successful detonation of the world’s first nuclear weapon, “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds”

Lend an ear to the OST

Hans Zimmer’s compositions lend a hefty amount of weight to Nolan’s movies, this might be one of the best OSTs of the year

Adaptation of a
Pulitzer-winning book

The movie is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book American Prometheus, penned by authors Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin over a period of 25 years

There’s no CGI in the film

The movie will certainly display the bursting of the said atomic bomb but has not used any CGI for effect

Nolan’s longest film

Oppenheimer is Nolan’s first biopics and is also his longest film at 3 hours, beating Interstellar, which was at 2 hours and 49 minutes

Now, know about Cillian Murphy's pay cheque for Oppenheimer which is bigger than the combined fee of Robert Downey Jr. & Matt Damon