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Oliver Stone Applauds Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer


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Renowned filmmaker Oliver Stone took to social media to shower accolades on Christopher Nolan’s latest masterpiece, ‘Oppenheimer,’ praising its captivating narrative and outstanding performances. Stone revealed that he once declined a project centered on J. Robert Oppenheimer’s life, but Nolan’s take on the historical figure left him spellbound.

Stone took to Twitter to express his deep appreciation for Nolan’s screenplay, which he deemed to be multi-dimensional and captivating. The film delves into the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the brilliant scientist behind the development of the atomic bomb, and is based on the book by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin. Stone commended Nolan for finding the essence of the story, a challenge he had faced when considering the same subject matter.

Nolan’s direction in ‘Oppenheimer’ also earned high praise from Stone, who called it “mind-boggling and eye-popping.” He lauded the cast’s performances, singling out Cillian Murphy, who portrayed Oppenheimer with brilliance and nuance. Stone was impressed by Murphy’s ability to portray the complexities of the genius scientist.

The filmmaker went on to describe ‘Oppenheimer’ as a “classic” and expressed surprise that such a powerful film could be made in the current cinematic climate. However, Stone did highlight two points of contention he had with the biopic, issues he had addressed in his 2012 series, ‘The Untold History of the United States.’

Despite his reservations, Stone acknowledged that the film effectively conveyed the tragedy of Oppenheimer’s life. The scientist found himself in an impossible situation, partly of his own making, as depicted by Nolan. ‘Oppenheimer’ explores the moral dilemmas and historical significance of Oppenheimer’s contributions to science and wartime efforts.

Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’ has resonated with audiences worldwide, amassing an impressive $405.6 million in global box office receipts to date. It achieved remarkable success in various international markets, becoming Nolan’s highest-grossing film in 30 regions and his top-performing non-superhero movie in 45 markets.

Moreover, ‘Oppenheimer’ has claimed the title of the biggest Hollywood film of 2023 in Saudi Arabia and ranks as the second-highest-grossing studio film in numerous countries, including Georgia, Hungary, India, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Norway, Serbia, Sweden, and Turkey.

Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’ has proven to be a cinematic triumph, impressing both critics and audiences alike. With its compelling narrative, stellar performances, and thought-provoking themes, the film continues to leave a lasting impact on viewers worldwide.

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