The Pestle


Ep 242: “Oppenheimer”

July 25, 2023

We react to Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” and discuss:

  • Cinematography, color, black & white, fission vs fusion, IMAX considerations;
  • Story & Writing, fast starts, Trinity buildup, final scene;
  • Music, and Casting supporting roles;
  • and other such stuff and things and stuff.

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.Niehls Bohr

Notes & References:
Ludwig Goransson discusses scoring “Oppenheimer” (
Trinity Test footage (

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One comment

  1. Uwe says:

    Guys, what a wonderfully ambivalent film – just like its protagonist.

    It definitely wasn’t what I expected. Your episode was most entertaining and insightful.

    Still flashed from the movie and your episode


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