March 4, 2024 3:42 pm

Christopher Nolan Used Practical Effects for the Atomic Bomb Scene in Oppenheimer
Christopher Nolan Used Practical Effects for the Atomic Bomb Scene in Oppenheimer

Christopher Nolan Used Practical Effects for the Atomic Bomb Scene in Oppenheimer

With the advent of CGI, many of the explosions seen on television and film are safely animated on a computer as opposed to detonating real live explosives on set. However, some directors still do it the old-fashioned way. Christopher Nolan has even gone so far as to use practical effects to re-create the first-ever detonation of a nuclear bomb in his upcoming film, Oppenheimer. The legendary director spoke with Total Film on the challenges of such a feat:

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​The director of The Dark Knight trilogy is known for his use of practical effects, and continues this tradition in his upcoming biographical drama. Read More