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The Day after Trinity

Author: Jon ElseDavid Webb PeoplesJanet PeoplesPaul FreesKTEH-TV (Television station : San Jose, Calif.)All authors
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Pyramid Film & Video, ©1980.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A documentary on the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, focusing on his role in the development of the atomic bomb during World War II. The film examines the life of Oppenheimer and the development of the bomb, from its beginning as the weapon to defeat the Axis powers through the aftermath of its use on Japan. Finally, it focuses on Oppenheimer's opposition to the continued development of nuclear weapons during the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Historical films
Biographical films
Biography
History
Military history
Named Person: J Robert Oppenheimer; J Robert Oppenheimer
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Else; David Webb Peoples; Janet Peoples; Paul Frees; KTEH-TV (Television station : San Jose, Calif.); Pyramid Home Video (Firm)
OCLC Number: 13913783
Notes: Originally produced in 1980.
Credits: Camera, Tom McDonough, David Espar, Stephen Lighthill ; editors, David Peoples, Ralph Wikke ; music, Martin Bresnick.
Performer(s): Narrator, Paul Frees.
Description: 1 videocassette (90 min.) : sd., col. w/ b & w seq. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS ; hi-fi, mono.
Other Titles: J. Robert Oppenheimer & the atomic bomb
J. Robert Oppenheimer and the atomic bomb
Responsibility: produced by Jon Else in association with KTEH, San Jose ; executive producer, Peter Baker ; a film by Jon Else ; produced and directed by Jon Else ; written by David Peoples, Janet Peoples, Jon Else.

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A documentary on the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, focusing on his role in the development of the atomic bomb during World War II. The film examines the life of Oppenheimer and the development of the bomb, from its beginning as the weapon to defeat the Axis powers through the aftermath of its use on Japan. Finally, it focuses on Oppenheimer's opposition to the continued development of nuclear weapons during the McCarthy era of the 1950s. Features archival footage and commentary from scientists and soldiers directly involved with the Manhattan Project.

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