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Wonders are many : the making of Doctor Atomic

Author: Jon ElseBonni CohenEric OwensJohn AdamsPeter SellarsAll authors
Publisher: [New York] : New Video Group, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tracks the creation of Peter Sellars' and John Adams' 2005 opera about Robert Oppenheimer and the Manhattan Project, while also exploring the complex birth of nuclear weapons with declassified footage of nuclear testing.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Drama
Nonfiction films
Named Person: John Adams; Peter Sellars; J Robert Oppenheimer; J Robert Oppenheimer; Peter Sellars
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Else; Bonni Cohen; Eric Owens; John Adams; Peter Sellars; Gerald Finley; San Francisco Opera.; Docurama (Firm); Independent Television Service.; Actual Films.; New Video Group.
ISBN: 1422929086 9781422929087
OCLC Number: 262785477
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Originally produced in 2007.
Special features: filmmaker audio commentary; filmmaker biography; trailer.
Credits: Camera, Jon Else, Jon Shenk, Michael Chin ; editor, Deborah Hoffmann ; composer, John Adams.
Cast: Narrator, Eric Owens ; interviewees, John Adams, Peter Sellars, Gerald Finley, San Francisco Opera cast and crew.
Description: 1 videodisc (92 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC; Dolby digital stereo.
Contents: Beat everyone to death --
Relic in the desert --
An Oppenheimer opera --
Bomb parts --
Detonators --
Wilson's dream --
Bombs and babies --
Plutonium chorus --
Voluptuous Beaudelaire --
Trinity site --
Shouldering the sky --
Batter my heart --
Sound effects --
No stable matter --
Matter --
Another story, another time --
Final countdown.
Other Titles: Making of Doctor Atomic
Making of Dr. Atomic
Responsibility: Docurama Films ; Independent Television Service ; Actual Films ; produced, directed and written by Jon Else ; producer, Bonni Cohen.

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Tracks the creation of Peter Sellars' and John Adams' 2005 opera about Robert Oppenheimer and the Manhattan Project, while also exploring the complex birth of nuclear weapons with declassified footage of nuclear testing.

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