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Was the release of "Barbie" intentionally coordinated to be on the same day as "Oppenheimer"?

Press reports have cited a single apparently well known reason as to why Oppenheimer was released when it was, and not moved or otherwise delayed with regards to WB's Barbie release. Barmar in ...
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"They don’t speak it so much my side of the park." Which park? Which side is which?

What does "They don’t speak (Yiddish) so much my side of the park" mean? Which park? Which side is which? Park is probably Central Park. Oppenheimer’s family is well-off financially, from ...
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The Emotional Complexity in the 'Oppenheimer' Atomic Bomb Test Scene

I'm unsure if this is the "significance" you're after, but it's worth emphasizing that, according to Oppenheimer, this is how the crowd actually reacted to the Trinity test. In the 1965 ...
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Was the release of "Barbie" intentionally coordinated to be on the same day as "Oppenheimer"?

The decision to release both Barbie and Oppenheimer on the same date, July 21, 2023, was not a coincidence. It was a calculated move by Warner Bros., the studio behind Barbie, to take revenge on ...
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Why are scenes featuring Robert Downey Jr. depicted in black and white, while Cillian Murphy's scenes are shown in vibrant colors?

According to an interview with Christopher Nolan, the director of “Oppenheimer,” the choice to film certain segments in black-and-white was due to the various plot strands in the film. Nolan said, “I ...
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Did Christopher Nolan intend to imply a conspiracy?

Kennedy was just one of 47 Democratic Senators who voted against Strauss's confirmation, and the vote was largely along party lines: The Senate's rejection of Lewis L. Strauss as Secretary of ...
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The Emotional Complexity in the 'Oppenheimer' Atomic Bomb Test Scene

If you are asking about this very scene that you have in the question, my interpretation is not that it depicts mixed reaction of the crowd. What I see is unanimously cheerful reaction that brings ...
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What's a security clearance and why does it matter so much?

A security clearance allows an individual filling a specific position to have access to classified national security information up to and including the level of clearance that they hold as long as ...
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The Emotional Complexity in the 'Oppenheimer' Atomic Bomb Test Scene

The most common immediate reactions to the explosion were surprise, joy, and relief. The Manhattan Project People are different and so express their feelings in many different ways. That's what ...
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What Oppenheimer means by "Not in person, no, but uh, you might say, our paths crossed."?

They both attended University of Göttingen. Then, one worked for the Americans and the other for the Germans, working one against the other. Although they were separated by an ideology and an ocean, ...
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What aspect ratios are used in Oppenheimer?

According to IndieWire: According to IMAX, when presented in 70mm IMAX, the “Oppenheimer” sequences shot on 15-perf 65mm are printed full quality in their native format for the highest possible ...
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What did Bohr mean when he asked Oppenheimer "Can you hear the music"?

"The important thing isn't can you read music, it's can you hear it. Can you hear the music, Robert?" By this, Bohr means that there's something more important than being able to do the ...
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Explaining the delayed sound in the Oppenheimer bomb test scene

Light travels faster than sound, that's the same reason we see lightning before we hear thunder. The same tried to be portrayed in the movie. Screenrant tried to cover it too: The delayed sound in ...
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"And lastly Golden Globes journalists; thanks for changing your game therefore changing your name."

it is to do with the HFPA - as they gave out the golden globes and they no longer exist after a series of scandals: https://www.vulture.com/2023/12/what-happens-to-the-golden-globes-post-hfpa-...
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How did David Hill know about his accusations against Lewis Strauss?

David Hill was not just a lab technician. He worked at Met Lab during the war and was part of the team that built the Chicago pile. He gained his Ph.D from Princeton in 1951 and worked as a ...
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What aspect ratios are used in Oppenheimer?

Oppenheimer Formats Aspect Ratio Format 1.43 ↔ 2.20 IMAX 70mm and IMAX GT Dual Laser 1.90 ↔ 2.20 IMAX Single Laser and Digital IMAX 2.20 Non-IMAX digital and 70mm 2.35 35mm I will explain what ...
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How did Christopher Nolan's use of IMAX contribute to the storytelling in 'Oppenheimer'?

The use of IMAX 70mm would not have had any measurable effect on the narrative or storytelling. In fact Christopher Nolan acknowledged in several interviews surrounding the film's release that the ...
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Role and Impact of Einstein's Character in 'Oppenheimer'?

It is more than just a few critical dialogues. Although, Oppenheimer and Einstein disagreed on many things, but he still sought Einstein's advice on nuclear chain reaction and whether it would result ...
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What did Bohr mean when he asked Oppenheimer "Can you hear the music"?

[...] and those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. Can you hear the music? probably relates to the above. Its origin and paternity are totally ...
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Why does Oppenheimer appear naked in this scene?

The scene is not real. It is being imagined by his wife (who is sitting on the coach behind). She is imagining it because he is answering questions about his one-off encounter with Jean Tatlock during ...
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Why does Oppenheimer appear naked in this scene?

Per the script, Robert Oppenheimer is being forced to discuss the details of his sordid affair in front of his loving wife, whom he betrayed. He describes himself as 'naked' (metaphorically speaking) ...
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The Emotional Complexity in the 'Oppenheimer' Atomic Bomb Test Scene

A further subtlety is that among the folks crying, some would have been crying from the release of tension, some would have been crying for joy because they had spouses and relatives fighting in the ...
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What did Bohr mean when he asked Oppenheimer "Can you hear the music"?

There are well-known parallelisms between mathematics and music. Mainly, they are both languages bound to logic and formal syntactic rules possibly more strict than the rules of the natural language. ...
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