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Nolan's Sad Man Crush on Oppenheimer

Photos: Atomic Cloud over Hiroshima (left) and Nagasaki (right) When I learned there was a movie about Oppenheimer and the Manhattan Project directed by Christopher Nolan, I recalled a book I read many years ago— The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. Rhodes' book had a profound impact on me, so I was very much looking forward to seeing Oppenheimer when it was released in July 2023. Boy, was I disappointed. Oppenheimer received rave reviews from most critics, but most people I know who saw it, like myself, felt it was overrated. Some couldn't quite put their finger on what exactly was wrong with it or why they didn't like it. I can't speak for them, but I can speak for myself.  The development of the atomic bomb has opened up a Pandora’s Box. Nuclear weapons are now owned or being developed by unstable governments, the types of regimes that could care less about disarmament agreements. The unease that the nuclear age ha

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