Film School: Oppenheimer (2023)

Oppenheimer (2023) Oppenheimer (2023)

The white saviour and failed representation.

We’re glorifying one white man and ignoring all the victims. Children are still suffering. It’s alive now. It is not in the past.

Pam Kingfisher (via AJ+)

In response to a movie with the whitest cast to ever white cast

The cast of 'Oppenheimer' (2023)
The cast of Oppenheimer (2023)

… many have drawn attention to the lack of representation of other groups and minorities people directly affected by the historical events referenced and portrayed – specifically, the Japanese civilians killed by the bombs, and Hispanic people displaced by the Los Alamos test site, and Indigenous “downwinders” from the Hanford bomb factory, who still literally feel its effects today. The first two are from threads worth reading:

Read the full unrolled thread from Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez, M.S., which ends with this:

Oppenheimer Is a Mind-Blower, but How Is It as History?‘ asks Slate.

“People head to their local IMAX in order to experience what it’s like being inside the flames of bombs that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki, however Nolan never puts his audiences in the shoes of those who suffered the most.” Victor Fraga charges Oppenheimer, and Nolan, with whitewashing the miscreant (via DMovies).

“When you’ve played a meaningful part in bringing about the death of over 100,000 people… you naturally don’t think of that with ease” – Robert Oppenheimer in 1965 on if the bomb was necessary (via CBS News):

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