Christopher Nolan has always believed in shooting the actual scenes rather than choosing CGI whenever possible. In the director’s upcoming magnum opus, Oppenheimer, Nolan refused to use CGI effects for the upcoming movie and opted for practically shooting the scenes instead!
In the nuclear explosion scene, Nolan confirmed that he did not use CGI. He further talked about how the movie captured the true essence with these real explosions and a very good reason for not using CGI.
Christopher Nolan Said That CGI Did Not Feel Safe Enough!
With a story based on the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the defining moment in the history of warfare has been depicted by the Interstellar director in his upcoming magnum opus. With Cillian Murphy in the lead role, the film was already bound to succeed and yet, the harrowing things are the tales that the director had to tell regarding the filming of the movie.
In an interview, the director revealed that he refused the use of CGI during the production of the movie. Stating that CGI lacked the true fear of a real nuclear explosion, Christopher Nolan stated that they instead chose to go out shooting in the middle of the night.
Christopher Nolan explains why he didn’t use CGI for the nuclear explosion in ‘OPPENHEIMER’.
“I find CGI rarely is able to grab you. It tends to feel safe. Even if it’s impressive and beautiful, it’s difficult to make you feel danger.”
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) June 6, 2023
And that is when the memes and the praises started.
Practical effects > CGI
Particularly with 80’s movies
— EvanAboutCinema (@EvanAboutCinema) June 6, 2023
— Zeus (@ZeusLFG) June 6, 2023
Me watching the real explosion happen in my theatre: pic.twitter.com/LomDiwpBXs
— El payaso de Manchester (@SussedEmo) June 6, 2023
— Enzo ✨🧙♂️ (@MysticalEnzo) June 6, 2023
The movie, starring Cillian Murphy and Robert Downey Jr. has been in the waiting for quite some time. The real explosion scene wasn’t all since Christopher Nolan revealed that he wrote the script of Oppenheimer in first person!
The Genius of Christopher Nolan Never Stops!
In a recently released report, Nolan revealed that he wrote the entirety of Oppenheimer in first person mode. With a very good reason to use the first person mode, the director revealed that the audience was essentially looking through the eyes of Oppenheimer.
“I actually wrote in the first-person, which I’ve never done before. I don’t know if anyone’s ever done it before. But the point of it is, with the colour sequences, which is the bulk of the film, everything is told from Oppenheimer’s point of view — you’re literally kind of looking through his eyes,”
The movie is set to release alongside Greta Gerwig’s Barbie as both the movies are set for a release date of 21st July 2023 in theaters across the world.