July is gearing up to be a cinematic battle ground between Greta Gerwig’s Barbie and Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, and after Barbie’s recent trailer drop, we have a new featurette for Oppenheimer highlighting the intricacies of shooting the film in IMAX.
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Written and directed by Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer is an IMAX®-shot epic thriller that thrusts audiences into the pulse-pounding paradox of the enigmatic man who must risk destroying the world in order to save it.
There are several things that are considered to be ‘signature Nolan’ when it comes to cinephiles, and besides the non-linear storytelling, he’s also had a penchant for shooting things in IMAX—which is said to complicate the process, seeing that the cameras are very heavy and make a significant amount of noise.
Just listening to Robert Downey Jr. talk about having a huge IMAX camera on his lap while shooting a scene in a car kind of makes me want to laugh, but I guess we’ll just have to wait and see for the movie to come out to see if it was all worth it for Nolan’s style.
Reports are saying that Oppenheimer is going to have a solid runtime of three hours, so a lot of fans are already gearing up for what kind of film to expect. We know audiences will sit down for a 3-hour Avengers film, but would they do the same for a historical biopic about the man who invented the atomic bomb? At least both projects have Robert Downey Jr. in them.
Catch Oppenheimer in theaters when it comes out on July 21—the same day as Barbie.
Which side are you on?