Watch Christopher Nolan reveal the stunning IMAX visuals of Oppenheimer in a new TikTok video that’s breaking the internet.
The epic drama stars Cillian Murphy as the brilliant scientist who created the world’s first atomic bomb during WWII. The film is based on the 2005 book Modern Prometheus by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin and features a stellar cast of Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Florence Pugh, Robert Downey Jr., Jack Quaid, and Garry Oldman.
As Oppenheimer’s premiere date approaches, director Christopher Nolan teamed up with TikTok sensation Reece of @guywithamoviecamera to give fans a sneak peek of the film’s IMAX magic. Don’t miss the video below:
In the video, Nolan and Reece go behind the scenes of a cinema’s projector room, where Nolan reveals why he chose to shoot with 70mm film and 70mm IMAX, emphasizing the superior image quality that creates the most captivating, realistic visuals ever seen on screen.
Reece gets a glimpse of the upcoming film through some exclusive scenes, while Nolan faces a countdown display to the film’s release date, admitting that he feels anxious but also happy to know how much time he has left to perfect the final cut.
Oppenheimer is Nolan’s seventh film made with IMAX cameras since he first used them in 2008’s acclaimed superhero movie The Dark Knight.
With each film, Nolan experimented with IMAX cameras, doing things like attaching a camera to a plane for his 2017 wartime film Dunkirk. Even though Nolan’s IMAX adventures resulted in broken cameras, the director continued exploring what could be done in IMAX, and Oppenheimer promises to be another breakthrough.
For Oppenheimer, Nolan took IMAX technology to the next level by filming black-and-white scenes with the camera, a first of its kind. Nolan said Oppenheimer’s black-and-white scenes are crucial, highlighting the different views on the scientist’s revolutionary and frightening work.
Moreover, Nolan will not only push the limits of IMAX cameras in his films but also help IMAX improve the camera along with fellow director Jordan Peele.
With Oppenheimer coming to select 70mm IMAX screenings (check IMAX’s website for a complete list) and IMAX, many moviegoers will be eager to hear from the director on which format is best for them.
Reece and Nolan’s video is a perfect sneak peek of what makes IMAX screenings unique as a viewing experience. With his reputation and over a decade of experience with IMAX cameras, Nolan’s opinion is respected by film fans everywhere.
Oppenheimer is a movie written and directed by Christopher Nolan. It’s based on the Pulitzer-winning book ‘American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer’ by the late Martin J. Sherwin and Kai Bird. The movie is produced by Nolan, his wife Emma Thomas and Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven.
J. Robert Oppenheimer was a theoretical physicist who is now considered the Father of the Atomic Bomb. He was responsible for the research and development of the first nuclear bombs, later called the Manhattan Project.
The biographical movie by Nolan sees Peaky Blinders’ star Cillian Murphy essaying the lead role of J. Robert Oppenheimer. The movie released in theaters on July 21, 2023.