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The Day After Trinity (1981)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography | 20 January 1981 (USA)
Scientists and witnesses involved in the creation and testing of the first ever atomic bomb reflect on the Manhattan project and its fascinating leader, J. Robert Oppenheimer, who upon ... See full summary »

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Jon Else
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Hans Bethe ... Himself
Holm Bursom Holm Bursom ... Himself
Haakon Chevalier Haakon Chevalier ... Himself
Stirling Colgate Stirling Colgate ... Himself
Freeman Dyson ... Himself
Jon Else Jon Else ... Interviewer
Susan Evans Susan Evans ... Herself
Francis Fergusson Francis Fergusson ... Himself
Paul Frees ... Narrator (voice)
Leslie Groves ... Himself (archive footage)
Elizabeth Ingram Elizabeth Ingram ... Herself
Robert Krohn Robert Krohn ... Himself
Dave MacDonald Dave MacDonald ... Himself
Joseph McCarthy ... Himself (archive footage)
Dorothy McKibben Dorothy McKibben ... Herself
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Scientists and witnesses involved in the creation and testing of the first ever atomic bomb reflect on the Manhattan project and its fascinating leader, J. Robert Oppenheimer, who upon completion of his wonderful and horrible invention became a powerful spokesperson against the nuclear arms race. Written by Neal Grigsby <ngrigsby@uclink2.berkeley.edu>

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English

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20 January 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Az atombomba születése See more »

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Mono

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Color
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The same photo of Oppenheimer can also be seen stuck to a computer monitor in Jurrasic Park (1993) along with a Post-it reading "beginning of baby boom" and a sketch of an atomic explosion. See more »

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Science and Sorrow
1 March 2007 | by jbmannSee all my reviews

I have never worked directly with nuclear weapons but after viewing this movie, I wished I had.

That said, let me state unequivocally that my heart breaks for the suffering of the victims of these terrible weapons, as I sorrow for all victims of war and it's associated atrocities.

What I mean is that this documentary filmmaker has achieved the rare goal of so involving me in the time, place and action of these events, that when the movie ends, it's like saying goodbye to very dear friends.

I don't think I've seen another movie that so effectively combines still shots, interviews, background music and narration. This film should be boring and it is anything but.

Most of the scientists interviewed here have passed on and I mourn both the loss of their lives and the loss of the age. The age that was a time that America excelled in everything it put it's mind to.

A previous reviewer identified the tension between the delight of scientific discovery and the tremendous moral responsibility for the results. I agree; it is deeply moving to witness the obvious delight the scientists have in reliving what may have been the best years of their lives while attempting to resolve the deep struggle with the suffering it occasioned.


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