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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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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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And After All Was Said And Done....
6 September 2015 | by See all my reviews

Meet "The Father of the Atomic Bomb", Robert Oppenheimer.

In 1942, brilliant physicist, Robert Oppenheimer, joined the top-secret "Manhattan Project" team which had set up its headquarters near the isolated town of Lamy, New Mexico (located in the desert wasteland).

By 1945, Oppenheimer, and his diligent colleagues, had perfected the Atomic bomb. And, yes, it was, then, in retaliation to Japan's attack on Pearl Harbour that the US government (inevitably) ordered that this most-destructive weapon of all be dropped directly onto Hiroshima.

Riddled with guilt over America's horrendous act of mass annihilation, Oppenheimer spent the remainder of his years trying (but to no avail) to somehow undo the wrong he believed he had inadvertently committed as a result of giving birth to the Atomic bomb.

But, alas - No matter how noble a man's pursuit for the greater good may be, it's what happens, later, when those of very questionable ethics get to play their hand in this ever-treacherous game of "life".


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