Christopher Nolan It has been revealed on several occasions that the idea of making a strap for the father of the atomic bomb has been on his mind for many years, right after the end of its run. PrincipleWhen Robert Pattinson he gave a book of speeches Robert Oppenheimerwhich revived the director’s interest in the character.
Nevertheless, the passion for the theoretical physicist is present in the psyche Christopher Nolan since their teenage years, which happened to be their absolute heyday during the 80s cold war, Where the danger of nuclear attack was hidden. Of course, the entertainment industry of the time took advantage of this paranoia to create some products that entered popular culture.
In a recent media interview Entertainment Weekly, Nolan shared many details about how his fascination with Robert Oppenheimer was born, admitting that, among many other things, it was the song the russians To the famous musician Sting, what I said was that the Oppenheimer story had fueled his life.
“I was a teenager in England in the ’80s and it was the pinnacle of the campaign for nuclear disarmament, greenham common, The threat of nuclear war was the greatest fear we all had, i wish i knew oppenheimer in that relationship; I believe there was a reference to this in Sting’s song about the Russians and Oppenheimer’s ‘Juguetes Mortales’. Then it became part of pop culture without ever recovering from it, Nolan confessed.
the russians it belongs to a pizza blue turtle dream Sting’s first album as a solo artist since his split Police, In the song, Sting refers to the tensions between Russia and the United States, making a very vague reference to the atomic bomb, and describes it as:nuclear toy”, as Nolan mentioned in his interview.
,Do Russians love a sus hijos/¿como puedo salva a mi hijito del juguete mortal de Oppenheimer?/Common sense has no monopoly / On both sides of the political fence / We share the same biology regardless of ideology”, sings Sting Ann the russians,
In the interview, Nolan also assured that when little further investigation was launched into Oppenheimer and the Manhattan Project, he realized that the greatest fear of the scientists involved was that The bomb would ignite the atmosphere and destroy Earth. This uneasiness was one of the key points within Strap, leading Nolan to consider it one of the most dramatic moments in the history of humanity.
“In the intervening decades, I knew for a fact that Los Alamos scientists had determined at a certain point in time that there was a small statistical probability that the Trinity test had ignited the atmosphere and destroyed all life on Earth. Mathematically, theoretically, they could not completely eliminate this possibility; Sigueron Adelante anyway. And it struck me as the most dramatic situation in the history of the world in which there was any chance of the end of life on Earth. It’s a responsibility that no one else in the history of the world has ever faced,
The idea that one man or group of people had the power to destroy the planet obsessed Nolan so much that he made a small reference to the honor Principleand later, make oppenheimer around this dreadful complex.
“I referenced him in my last film, Principle, There’s a dialogue in it, there’s a reference to that exact situation oppenheimer, The film deals with the science fiction extension of this notion: Can you put toothpaste back in the tube? The danger of knowledge is that, once it’s exposed, once it’s known, once it’s a fact, you can’t turn back the clock,
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