Charles Oppenheimer’s verdict on Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’ movie

Charles Oppenheimer’s verdict on Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’ movie



Charles Oppenheimer’s verdict on Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’ movie

Oppenheimer directed by Christopher Nolan is garnering praise from all sectors and Robert J. Oppenheimer’s grandson, Charles Oppenheimer, is the latest to jump on the bandwagon and share his opinion about the movie.

The movie is being hailed as Nolan’s best work and is based on the life of Robert J. Oppenheimer, who is considered to be the father of the atomic bomb.

Charles appreciated Nolan’s work but expressed that there was one scene that he thought didn’t depict the true nature of history.

In an interview with the Times, Oppenheimer’s grandson, Charles, said that he loved most of the movie while expressing concerns over one scene. He added that information about Oppenheimer poisoning his teacher was never verified.

He continued that even the authors of the book American Prometheus, on which the movie is based, also declare it as unverified information.

“There’s not a single friend or enemy of Oppenheimer who heard that he tried to kill somebody, and no one considers it to be true.”

According to India Today, the book American Prometheus on which the movie content is based, was written by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin, and it summarises that Robert Oppenheimer tried to kill his teacher.”

While hailing Nolan as one of the best in the business, Charles said that he can’t imagine himself advising Nolan because “he is an expert, he is the artist and he is a genius in this area.”

Charles added that the dramatised representation of the life of Oppenheimer and the events leading to the formation of the atomic bomb was largely accurate.

Oppenheimer features Cillian Murphy as the lead role and also stars Emily Blunt, Robert Downey Jr., Florence Pugh and Matt Damon. 

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