There are still two months left for the premiere of ‘Oppenheimer’, but Christopher Nolan He has already intensified the promotional campaign for his new feature film, the first since his professional break with Warner. It is a much more risky film than it might seem at first glance, since a budget of 100 million for such a proposal is something currently out of reach for the vast majority of directors.
“The film is objective and subjective”
Nolan himself seems aware of this, so he has decided to clarify a fundamental detail about ‘Oppenheimer’ well before its arrival in theaters: the fact that some scenes are in color but others are in black and white. The director of titles such as ‘The Dark Knight’ or ‘Dunkirk’ has stated the following in this regard in a recent interview:
I wrote the script in the first person, which I had never done before. I don’t know if anyone has ever done it, or if it’s something that people do or not… The film is objective and subjective. Color scenes are subjective; black and white scenes are objective. I wrote the scenes in color from the first person. So for an actor reading it, in a way, I think it would be quite daunting.
Come on, it’s all due to a matter of point of view and we will still have to wait to see ‘Oppenheimer’ to see exactly how that is reflected on the screen. It is true that Nolan had already used this resource to differentiate scenes in ‘Memento’, but there it was for a different purpose, since the black and white scenes maintained a linear order, while the ones in color were telling that story going forwards. back in time.
It should be remembered that this issue is not the only one that Nolan has already clarified about ‘Oppenheimer’, since last December he revealed that in the film recreates the explosion of an atomic bomb without the use of CGI. Already then he commented that “The subjectivity of the story is everything to me. We want to see these events through Oppenheimer’s eyes.” giving us already there a fairly clear clue about the point of view of those scenes in color…
‘Oppenheimer’ will hit theaters next July 21, the same one in which ‘Barbie’ also premieres. What a battle awaits them to get number 1 at the box office.