Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer has now claimed the title of the highest-grossing biopic of all time, surpassing Bryan Singer’s 2018 biographical musical drama film Bohemian Rhapsody.
The government is largely keeping its peace. The knee-jerk Hindutva groups are uncharacteristically muted. Social media’s hyperactive Hindutva troll brigade has not threatened Nolan with deceasement.
We begin with the genius himself who died much before the film was shot.
Thakur is understood to have asked the CBFC to get the scene where Oppenheimer appears to indulge in a sexual intercourse while reading verses from the Bhagavad Gita deleted from the movie.
While the two blockbusters have escaped the strike’s effects, uncertainty looms large for forthcoming films.
Nolan went on to say that the increasingly intimate relationship between AI and weaponry exposes the need for corporate accountability and much scrutiny.
Taking on the iconic womanizing charming English assassin and spy would be indeed a tough task for Nolan due to the director’s own focus on realism.
All of this nuance, this exploration of grey, starkly contrasts Indian cinema’s general treatment of biopics.
I enjoyed that Nolan doesn’t slot any character into extremes—and it’s a relief not to see a biopic being a hagiography.
For a filmmaker synonymous with grand architectures and cosmic reaches, “Oppenheimer” resides more simply in its subject’s fertile imagination and anguished psyche.
Ahead of Oppenheimer’s release tomorrow, the writer discusses in this piece the qualities that made some of his favourite Hollywood biopics stand out.
While speaking with YouTuber HugoDécrypte, when asked if he would direct “another superhero movie”, Nolan replied with a no.
On one level, it’s a marketing department’s dream. Awareness could not be higher, the conversation couldn’t be louder, and neither film even has official reviews out yet.
Nolan’s adherence to this classic model of filmmaking and film-viewing has me most invested in what promises to be a visual and aural spectacle.
Two days ahead of the Trinity Test, when the first Atom Bomb was detonated, let's try to make sense of the fever-pitch hype around Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer and its historical significance.
'Oppenheimer' is the vast and complex story of the brilliant theoretical physicist who oversaw the Manhattan Project and the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Radio and TV Artists voted to join screenwriters in the first joint strike after failing to reach a consensus for a new contract with the studios and OTTs.