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The Half-Life of Genius Physicist Raemer Schreiber (2017)

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Schreiber was one of Oppenheimer's brilliant young physicists recruited for the Manhattan Project during World War II. He was entrusted to carry the Plutonium core to Tinian Island where ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Jake Hecla Jake Hecla ... Self
Roger Meade Roger Meade ... Author / Historian
Richard Rhodes Richard Rhodes ... Author / Historian
Ben Saunders Ben Saunders ... Self
Marge Schreiber Marge Schreiber ... Self (archive footage)
Raemer Schreiber Raemer Schreiber ... Self (archive sound)
Sara Schreiber Sara Schreiber ... Self
Carl Willis Carl Willis ... Self
Taylor Wilson Taylor Wilson ... Self
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Schreiber was one of Oppenheimer's brilliant young physicists recruited for the Manhattan Project during World War II. He was entrusted to carry the Plutonium core to Tinian Island where he'd assemble the atomic bomb known to history as "Fatman". In the mid-fifties, he was selected to lead the American effort to build powerful nuclear rocket engines in the secrecy of the Nevada desert just miles from the infamous Area 51. The film includes Interviews with Los Alamos historian Roger Meade and Pulitzer Prize-winning Richard Rhodes. As well, nuclear physicist Taylor Wilson and nuclear engineer Carl Willis discuss Schreiber's "rocket science" with project ROVER. The film contains rare footage, artifacts, photos and audio recordings not seen or heard outside of family for decades. Some consider Schreiber atomic royalty. This is his story. Written by John Webb

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Raemer Schreiber: After Pearl Harbor what was there for a nuclear physicist to do?
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Starts too slow, worth it eventually
13 December 2018 | by shoobe01-1See all my reviews

WAY too chronological up front. Boring in the extreme while farming etc. but worth it. Fast forward a few minutes or stick it out. Slightly unusually interesting stuff for the Manhattan project recruiting stuff with many of the familiar faces, then he gets increasingly interesting jobs, which you've often never quite heard about. Good stories, and he also recorded a grainy audio interview, so we get a fair amount of his own voice in them.


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17 July 2018 (USA) See more »

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Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA See more »

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$245,000 (estimated)
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