Like Voyager’s This Is Spinal Tap, The Day After Trinity: J. Robert Oppenheimer and the Atomic Bomb is the computer equivalent of a deluxe videodisc edition. The centerpiece is Jon Else’s excellent 88-minute 1980 documentary about the Manhattan Project in its entirety. Though it’s disappointing to watch only stills as you listen to Else and others comment on the documentary, the filmmaker’s closing revelation is worth the wait: ”The most savage weapon in the history of humankind was made by people like you and me.” A-
Posted August 11 1995 — 12:00 AM EDT
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