Improvisation is sometimes more than necessary even in the most witty scripts. Or else tell Martin Scorsese in One of ours with “Funny how, I mean funny like I’m a clown?”, to Coppola in The Godfather with his legendary “Leave the gun, take the cannoli” or Quentin Tarantino in Reservoir Dogs with “Hey, what’s going on? You hear that?”, among many other famous quotes.
Sporadic phrases that go beyond what is stipulated by the direction make the ordinary extraordinary. This has happened in one of the key scenes of oppenheimerthe last indisputable bombing of Christopher Nolan, where nor did the scriptwriters themselves contemplate in their most elaborate dialogues.
It turns out that in one of the scenes that viewers have been most passionate about, a woman appears iconic phrase that was not even contemplated in the original version from the script. arose from the occurrence of james rowingSuch was his preparation for his role as Secretary Henry Stimson that his imagination and creativity amazed Nolan himself and the rest of the cast who, aware of the improvisation, did not know how to react.
The scene we are talking about where they are deciding which city in Japan they should drop the atomic bomb on, and the character played by James Remar, he discards Kyoto from the list because he was on vacation with his wife on their honeymoon. It is a tricky dialogue, also based on the original character and that very well illustrates the position of the United States in World War II.
Stimson and other US government officials appear on the scene together with physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer (cillian murphy). “It’s a fantastically exciting moment in which no one in the room knows how to react,” Nolan himself acknowledged in an interview with the New York Times.
In addition, the director of oppenheimer confessed that, beyond the pre-established script, he was open to new ideas from the actors themselves who, excited by inquire and immerse yourself in his real life character and immersed in a deep investigation, they felt as real as possible: “they could come with passion and knowledge based on their own learning”.
“Every actor would come to the table with research on what their character had been like in real life. They had tons of homework to do. They had a great source with ‘American Prometheus.'”
The fiction tells the story of Julius Robert Oppenheimer, the New York theoretical physicist who became a key man during the Manhattan Project in World War II, intended to create the first nuclear bombs. However, Oppenheimer was never quite proud of an idea that cost the lives of millions of people.
Based on the novel American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy by J. Robert Oppenheimerby Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin, the official synopsis tells of an “epic thriller shot in IMAX that transports viewers into the fast-paced paradox of an enigmatic man who must risk destroying the world to save it.”
‘Oppenheimer’, release date and duration
The movie about the Manhattan Project It premiered on July 20. in theaters and has a duration of 180 min.that is, 3 hours, which makes it the longest film shot by Christopher Nolan, surpassing interstellar (169 minutes) and The Dark Knight Rises (165 minutes). It also stands out for being one of the director’s few works based on real events, in addition to Dunkirk.
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