The complicated relationship between physicist Leo Szilard, scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer and General Leslie Groves. Assigned to oversee the project, Groves chooses Oppenheimer to build ... See full summary »
Harry Truman, the successor to the Oval Office after the late President Rosevelt, is plagued with the decisions of war that could save or cost a thousand lives. He is then confronted with the nuclear weapons project, which he approves. As tension ensues (although it is difficult to get into this because most know the end) Truman must make the devastating desicion to use the bomb of all bombs. After some delivering japanese performances, Truman must force suffering on the japanese people again in order to end the war.Written by
Spottiswoode commented to the pilot about what a shame it was that of the thousands of the magnificent machines built, that only the B-29 one was still flying. The pilot (a World War Two veteran) was not so nostalgic, and replied "This thing was designed and built for just one purpose; to kill thousands of people at a time. One is more than enough." See more »
A scene is shown of "The uranium bomb 'Little Boy' unloaded" from an underground bunker and an Army vehicle emerging uphill from quite a muddy site. Tinian was a deeply coral island and was spared by geology from any such muddy possibility as was shown. See more »
Definitely one of the best historical movies I've seen. Doesn't cast political dispersions on the events or judge people in hindsight, simply gives a relatively even view of it from all sides (except for the Soviets, which would have been a good addition, if its ever even been discovered).
They did a really good job of mixing the B&W with color, old with new footage, etc. If you get a chance to see it, check it out.
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