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The Day After Trinity

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This history of the nuclear age focuses on physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer and the first atomic bomb.

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  • Actors: Hans Bethe, Holm Bursom, Haakon Chevalier, Stirling Colgate, Freeman Dyson
  • Directors: Jon Else
  • Writers: Jon Else, David Webb Peoples, Janet Peoples
  • Producers: Jon Else, Courtney Flavin, Kathryn Witte, Martha Olson
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
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  • Studio: Image Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: May 14, 2002
  • Run Time: 88 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000648XV
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #90,117 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Day After Trinity" on IMDb

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Jon Else's Oscar-nominated documentary is a gem. He tells the story of the creation of the first atomic bomb, through the story of the amazing man who was picked to head up the project. J. Robert Oppenheimer would be a renaissance man in any time, but his presence during WWII and the Cold War afterwards, and his own doomed role in these world history events, makes him a tragic hero. Intelligent beyond comprehension, literate, poetic, charming, and dedicated (both to science and humanity), the experience of WWII's horror diverted his life on a collision course with history. Else's film is poignant, touching, restrained, and ultimately moving. Made in 1979, he was fortunate to be able to interview many of "Oppie's" colleagues, friends, and his brother Frank (who started another, lesser-known revolution, in interactive "museums," with his Exploratorium in San Francisco; WGBH's Nova series did a show on it). They all give us insight into the man, the scientist, the devotee of poetry, as well as the time in which these erudite engineers and scientists came together to build the ultimate weapon. Also of note, at the time of release, THE DAY AFTER TRINITY featured recently discovered, previously unseen footage of the Trinity test.

If you have children, or friends, who have only passing knowledge of the Atomic Age, and the effect it had on history, you deserve to own a copy of this classic film. It's instructive, but it is quietly passionate. You can't watch this and not be effected emotionally. That's the highest praise I can give a film. See this film...!
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The period around the turn of the 20th century produced an enormous burst of discovery in physics. Often, it is the character of people involved that make this such a fascinating period of history. Still, the technical details of discovery and how it broadens our understanding of the physical world intrigues me to a somewhat larger degree. As I was predisposed to the technical, I had hoped for more technical detail in the film. However, far from disappointed, I watched the DVD twice the day I received it and found the film both compelling and entertaining. Oppenheimer's story, told by those yet alive at the time. A look into the Los Alamos community. His political "rise and fall." A rich and rewarding look into the not so distant past. Highly recommended.
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I viewed this film after I watched the BBC series "Oppenheimer" and I must say that I didn't really learn much from it that I didn't get from the BBC series. It was interesting to see what the characters we saw in the series really look like, and I must say, the BBC series worked very hard to get actors who looked like the people they were portraying, especially Hughes, Hans Bethe and Frank Oppenheimer.
Unfortunately, unlike the BBC series, this film does not go into the various technical problems the development of the A-Bomb encountered. Those involved in the project all pointed out how Oppenheimer was able to understand the various disciplines involved in building the bomb (physics, pyrotechnics, electronics, communications, shock waves, etc) and thus he was able to focus in on the best way to solve the various technical problems encountered.
One thing I found interesting is the fact that the film left in Haakon Chevalier's devastating critique of Oppenheimer where he says Oppenheimer was lying when he said the Chevalier had approached him with George Eltenton's proposal to transfer information on the Bomb to the Soviets. Chevalier emphatically denied that he supported this idea, saying only the national leaders could make such a decision, whereas the BBC series simply shows us a meeting in Oppenheimer's kitchen where the matter was discussed, but we are not told what was really said. The fact is that Oppenheimer maintained his friendship with Chevalier and he even visited him in Europe during the 1950's when the accusations against Oppenheimer were being loudly proclaimed.
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The Day After Trinity is an excellent documentary about Robert Oppenheimer and the development of the atom bomb. The interviews of famous scientists who worked at Los Alamos are remarkable in themselves. The film poses questions about the ethics of nuclear armaments, and the relationship between science and politics in weapons development and deployment. Every American should see it.
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This is the most engrossing documentary I've ever seen. The portrait that emerges of Oppenheimer is more complimentary than deeper research would support, but director Jon Else has done a superb job of bringing the story of the people behind the making of the atomic bomb to life.

My favorite segments are the interviews with Robert Serber, Oppenheimer's TA at Berkeley and lifelong friend. He's one of the most transparent people I've ever seen on film, and it's fascinating to watch him re-experience conflicting emotions about the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

If you have just one iota of intellectual curiosity in your body, you've got to watch this one!!!
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