The latest movie from Christopher Nolan, “Oppenheimer”, has been a hit. Yet, a watchful viewer found a small mistake. The movie features Cillian Murphy playing J. Robert Oppenheimer, famously known as the “Father of the Atomic Bomb”. We see Oppenheimer’s life from three different points in time.
We see his early years, the time he spent making the A-bomb, his security hearing in 1954, and the approval of Lewis Strauss by the US Senate in 1959. All these parts come together to tell one story.
However, someone with a sharp eye spotted a small mistake. A scene set in 1945 shows a 50-star US flag. This led to a lot of guessing: was it a mistake or was it added on purpose to show Oppenheimer’s memories?
What’s more, the release of “Oppenheimer” came at the same time as Greta Gerwig’s successful “Barbie”. These two very different movies brought a lot of excitement to the box office. Nolan’s movie, which also stars Matt Damon, Florence Pugh, and Emily Blunt, sparked debates because it includes a scene with the Bhagavad Gita, a key Hindu scripture.
Despite the small mistake, “Oppenheimer” is still a hit. It tells a piece of history in a detailed way and explores the characters deeply. The film asks us to think: In art, is everything done on purpose or do some things happen by chance and are open to interpretation?