Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’ has gotten moviegoers on the edge of their seats. Many people believe Oppenheimer, his 12th film, will be his best yet, but will it be his last? For the first time in over 2 decades, Warner Bros. will not distribute a Christopher Nolan movie.
Oppenheimer is based on the life of theoretical physicist, Robert J. Oppenheimer, who helped the United States build its first nuclear weapons. Cillian Murphy plays the lead role in his 6th movie with Christopher Nolan. Alongside him, Robert Downey Jr., Emily Blunt, Kenneth Branagh, Matt Damon, Florence Pugh, and Rami Malek also star in the film.
Christopher Nolan’s 12th film
Born on July 30, 1970, the British-American filmmaker developed a passion for filmmaking early. He began experimenting with his Father’s Super 8 camera as a child. Nolan graduated from University College London, with a degree in English Literature. ‘The Following’ (1998) was the first film directed by Nolan.
In his career spanning more than 2 decades, Nolan has directed 11 films, all of which have gone down in history as cinematic masterpieces. Christopher Nolan is not just a director, he is a visionary and an intricate storyteller.
Christopher Nolan is one of the few directors out there who adds authenticity to his movies. He is known for using ‘Practical Effects’ over ‘CGI’ (Computer Generated Images). From crashing an actual plane to destroying a stadium, and hiring over 3000 extras for a movie, Christopher Nolan has done it all.
A unique thing about Nolan’s movies is the amount of detail in each scene. He studies his genre well and sticks to the source material as much as possible. For example, in Interstellar, Nolan and his team spent hours trying to better understand the concept of astrophysics and space and implement them in his movies.
In Oppenheimer, the majority of the scenes are shot in New Mexico, where the events took place. Christopher Nolan sticks to the fundamentals of filmmaking and adds his modern twist to them.
Universal Pictures will be distributing Oppenheimer. It is unclear if Nolan will continue working with them but with the abundance of film studios in Hollywood, Christopher Nolan is likely to continue creating blockbuster films, one after another.
Source – MUBI