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Following Tenet Release, How Did Christopher Nolan’s Next Movie End Up At Universal?

Details have surfaced about how Universal became the home of Christopher Nolan’s J. Robert Oppenheimer biopic.
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Christopher Nolan will make his next movie with Universal after falling out with Warner Bros.

Christopher Nolan with John David Washington on the set of "Tenet." Warner Bros. Universal has landed Christopher Nolan's next movie. Warner Bros. has been involved with all of Nolan's films for nearly two decades, until now. Nolan was critical of Warner Bros.' decision to release its movies this year to theaters and HBO Max simultaneously. See more stories on Insider's business page. Filmmaker Christopher Nolan is ending his nearly 20-year partnership with Warner Bros.Univ...
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Christopher Nolan Making Film About Development of Atomic Bomb for Universal

Christopher Nolan’s World War II film about J. Robert Oppenheimer and the development of the atomic bomb will be made by Universal Studios, marking the first time in several pictures that the director has not filmed a movie at Warner Bros. The director had been talking to several studios in recent weeks about the possibility […]
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Christopher Nolan Chooses Universal Pictures For His Film About J. Robert Oppenheimer & The A-Bomb

EXCLUSIVE: Universal Pictures has landed the right to finance and distribute the next film that Christopher Nolan will direct, based on...
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Christopher Nolan Chooses Universal Pictures For His A-Bomb Movie, Leaving Warner Bros.

Warner Bros.' loss has turned into Universal's gain. We recently learned that Christopher Nolan, the A-list director behind "The Dark Knight" trilogy and "Dunkirk," among many others, was looking for a home for his latest movie. It will reportedly focus on Robert Oppenheimer, the man behind the atom bomb. Nolan has reportedly landed on Universal, which is without a doubt a huge get.Per Deadline, Universal Pictures will finance and distribute Nolan's next movie. It has officially been given the g...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Movies, News, Netflix, Sony, Manhattan, Nolan, Warner Bros, Cillian Murphy, MGM, Dunkirk, Oppenheimer, Tenet, Robert Oppenheimer, SlashFilm, Emma Thomas

Christopher Nolan's Next Project Will Tackle J. Robert Oppenheimer And The A-Bomb

Big news, Nolanites: Christopher Nolan is lining up his next film and now we know what it will be about. The director of "Memento" and "The Dark Knight" trilogy is shopping his latest script around Tinseltown, and in a move that should surprise no one, he's looking to movie studios outside his usual sandbox of Warner Bros.Deadline reports that Nolan's next film will focus on "J. Robert Oppenheimer's role in the development of the atom bomb during WWII." There's no title yet that we know of, but ...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Movies, News, Clint Eastwood, Nolan, Warner Bros, Dunkirk, Oppenheimer, Tenet, Tinseltown, Robert Oppenheimer, Dunkirk France, J Robert Oppenheimer, SlashFilm, Warner Bros Deadline, Warner Bros Sandbox Like Dune

Christopher Nolan Talking to Several Studios About WWII Film About J. Robert Oppenheimer

Christopher Nolan has had discussions with several major studios about his next film, revolving around J. Robert Oppenheimer and his involvement developing the atom bomb during World War II. While Nolan’s last few films were all at Warner Bros., the director was not pleased when WarnerMedia made the decision to put its entire 2021 slate […]
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50 Years On, The Lamborghini Countach Is Still Our Favorite Automotive Paradox

March of 2021 marks the 50th birthday of the immortal Countach. If that makes you feel old, well, it should. To say that the Lamborghini Countach had an impact is sort of like saying J. Robert Oppenheimer was good with chemicals. The Countach was a design and performance explosion that basically re-wrote what a sports car could be and set a new benchmark for what was cool enough to put on a poster. Ain’t Noise Pollution . . . I think it’s fair to say the Lamborghini Countach was the firs...
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That time physicist John Wheeler left classified H-bomb documents on a train (ars technica)

Enlarge / In 1953, the eminent physicist and H-bomb advocate took an ill-fated overnight train from Philadelphia to Washington, DC, that would indirectly lead to the Robert Oppenheimer security hearing. (credit: Michail_Petrov-96/iStock/Getty Images) In the popular science world, physicist John Wheeler is probably best known for popularizing the term "black hole," although his research spanned a broad range of fields, including relativity, quantum theory, and nuclear fission. He also worked on...
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A top scientist seen as the father of Iran's nuclear program has been assassinated, Iranian media reports

An Iranian security guard standing in front of the Bushehr nuclear power plant on August 20, 2010 in southern Iran XINHUA/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh has been assassinated, Iranian media reports. Fakhrizadeh, a former Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps officer and physics professor who is widely seen as a prominent player in Iran's nuclear program, was attacked outside Tehran, per the reports. He reportedly died in the hospital after a medical team was ...
Tags: Politics, Israel, US, International, Trends, Iran, Nuclear, Benjamin Netanyahu, Tehran, Assassination, WSJ, Reuters, Irgc, Javad Zarif, Tasnim News Agency, Fars News Agency

'How 30 Lines of Code Blew Up a 27-Ton Generator'

After the U.S. unveiled charges against six members of the Sandworm unit in Russia's military intelligence agency, Wired re-visited "a secret experiment in 2007 proved that hackers could devastate power grid equipment beyond repair — with a file no bigger than a gif." It's an excerpt from the new book SANDWORM: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin's Most Dangerous Hackers which also remembers the late industrial control systems security pioneer Mike Assante: Among [Sandworm's] ac...
Tags: Russia, Tech, Ukraine, Idaho, Alaska, Kremlin, Sandworm, Aurora, United State, Robert Oppenheimer, Idaho National Laboratory, Assante, Mike Assante

Watch Chilling Footage of the Hiroshima & Nagasaki Bombings in Restored Color

"You saw nothing in Hiroshima. Nothing," says Eiji Okada in the opening of Alain Resnais' Hiroshima mon amour. "I saw everything," replies Emmanuelle Riva. "Everything." The film goes on to show the effects of the American atomic-bomb attack that devastated the titular city nearly fifteen years before. This was the first many viewers had seen of the legacy of that unprecedented act of destruction, and now, six decades later, the cultural image of Hiroshima has conflated Resnais' stark Fr...
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The inventor of the Labradoodle regrets what he started. These 11 other creators have lamented their contributions, too.

A Labradoodle plays on the beach. Reuters Wally Conron originally bred the Labradoodle — a cross between a Labrador retriever and a poodle — in 1989 to serve as a guide dog for a blind woman whose husband had allergies. Conron now laments his creation, calling it a "Frankenstein monster." Conron isn't the only creator to regret his brainchild. At least 11 other inventors lament the technology, animals, or holidays they created.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  Wally Conr...
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The inventor of the gender-reveal party regrets what she started. These 11 other creators have lamented their contributions, too.

A gender reveal event in April 2017 started the 47,000-acre Sawmill Fire in the Santa Rita Mountain foothills, southeast of Tucson, Arizona. US Forest Service/AP A smoke bomb at a gender-reveal party in Southern California ignited a 10,500-acre wildfire over the weekend. Jenna Karvunidis, a mom and blogger who's widely credited with inventing gender reveals, took to Facebook to lament her creation.  Karvunidis isn't the only creator to regret her brainchild. At least 11 other inventors lam...
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J. Robert Oppenheimer Explains How He Recited a Line from Bhagavad Gita–“Now I Am Become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds”–Upon Witnessing the First Nuclear Explosion

No matter how little we know of the Hindu religion, a line from one of its holy scriptures lives within us all: "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." This is one facet of the legacy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, an American theoretical physicist who left an outsized mark on history. For his crucial role in the Manhattan Project that during World War II produced the first nuclear weapons, he's now remembered as the"father of the atomic bomb." He secured that title on July 16, 1945...
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75 years after atomic bombs fell on Japan, these authors say there’s more to the story

Seventy-five years ago, the United States ended World War II by dropping atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, wreaking havoc and destruction like nothing ever before seen. The bombs killed perhaps 200,000 civilians and radiation sickness harmed thousands more, ushering in the Atomic Age and hastening the start of the Cold War. The anniversary has already brought new books that recount the events or re-frame the narrative: “The Bomb: Presidents, Generals, and the Secret ...
Tags: Books, Japan, Hollywood, Congress, Cdc, North Korea, White House, Russia, US, America, Sport, Iran, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Tokyo

As Our Technology Becomes Infinitely More Powerful, We Are Entering A New Ethical Universe

We take it for granted that we’re supposed to act ethically and, usually, that seems pretty simple. Don’t lie, cheat or steal, don’t hurt anybody on purpose and act with good intentions. In some professions, like law or medicine, the issues are somewhat more complex and practitioners are trained to make good decisions. Yet ethics in the more classical sense isn’t so much about doing what you know is right, but thinking seriously about what the right thing is. Unlike the classic “ten commandments...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Pandora, Innovation, Fukushima, New Mexico, Chernobyl, Zuckerberg, Oppenheimer, Bhagavad Gita, Jennifer Doudna, Robert Oppenheimer, Martin Heidegger, Homo Deus Yuval Noah Harari, Paul Berg, Berg Letter

Superhero Bits: ‘Arrow’ Finale Almost Changed the History of Batman, Rob Liefeld’s Captain America Returns & More

When will The Falcon and the Winter Soldier resume filming? How did the original series finale of Arrow almost change DC history? What does Birds of Prey comic writer Gail Simone think of Jared Leto‘s Joker? How is The Eternals still being worked on during the coronavirus pandemic? Want to see an awesome Birds of Prey stunt that Margot Robbie apparently did herself? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Sebastian Stan revealed that he doesn’t know when The Falcon and The Winte...
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Emotional intelligence: Why each of us should aspire to be more like Richard Feynman

Robert Oppenheimer wrote a telling letter of recommendation for Richard Feynman in 1943. After praising Feynman's intellectual prowess, Oppenheimer used most of the ink discussing the strength of his character. The letter is a stark reminder of the importance of emotional intelligence. Nothing helps as much in a job search as a letter of recommendation (except, perhaps, being related to the hiring body). Such letters are critical for getting into institutions of higher learning and landing new...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Friendship, Intelligence, Empathy, Physics, Innovation, Albert Einstein, Berkeley, UC Berkeley, Princeton, Feynman, Cooperation, Emotional Intelligence, Richard Feynman, Derek

Wry Rules for Navigating a Flawed Universe

When we think about the principles which govern the universe, we typically think of laws which concern the realms of science and mathematics. Yet we also intuitively feel that there are equally universal laws unrelated to physics or calculus that explain the dynamics of social interactions, work, and the ordinary vicissitudes of daily life. Writer Paul Dickson has been compiling such principles for forty years. Inspired by Murphy’s Law (“If anything can go wrong, it will”), Dickson decided ...
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Saving cover results in illegal filename on Windows

Hi, Kovid. If a book in the calibre library has a title such as this: American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer or, say: What Color Is Your Parachute? A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers and you right click on the cover in the preview pane and select "Save cover to disk," choosing "Save" from the Windows dialog that appears results in this error: "The file name is not valid." And, indeed, it is not -- because of the colon in the first examp...
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The Pinup Book Club: reading Marilyn Monroe’s personal library

Carly Maris, founder of the Pinup Book Club, and The Green Crow by Sean O’Casey The Pinup Book Club is a very modern book club tackling to a truly vintage reading list. The club is a community dedicated to reading the books from Marilyn Monroe’s personal library, and also appreciating pinup culture. Each month, members read a different book from Marilyn’s library, which features more than 400 titles. There’s literary fiction, biographies, poetry, anthologies, art books, French fiction...
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Murray Gell-Mann, physicist who peered at particles and saw the universe, dies at 89

Murray Gell-Mann, who transformed physics with his preternatural ability to find hidden patterns among the tiny particles that make up the universe, earning a Nobel Prize, died on Friday at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He was 89. Jenna Marshall, a spokeswoman for the Santa Fe Institute, where he held the title of distinguished fellow, announced his death. Much as atoms can be slotted into the rows and columns of the periodic table of the elements, Gell-Mann found a way, in 1961, to classify...
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10 science photos that made history and changed minds

Science has given humanity an incalculable boost over the recent centuries, changing our lives in ways both awe-inspiring and humbling. Fortunately, photography, a scientific feat in and of itself, has recorded some of the most important events, people and discoveries in science, allowing us unprecedented insight and expanding our view of the world. Here are some of the most important scientific photos of history: 1. Hubble's "eXtreme Deep Field" This photo, released on September 25th, 2012, c...
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Best of 2018: Holiday CD, Opera Recording

Best of 2018: Holiday CD, Opera Recording Best Holiday CD Nine Lessons and Carols: 100 Years King’s College Choir, Stephen Cleobury, Director Choir of King’s College label   2018 is the hundredth anniversary of Lessons and Carols at King’s College (and ninetieth year of radio broadcasts of the event). In order to celebrate, the Choir of King’s College has released a two-CD set of some of their most famous offerings from broadcasts over the years, as well as new music commissioned f...
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Sergio Mims: John Adams Doctor Atomic with Julia Bullock on WHPK-FM Chicago Jan 15

Julia Bullock (Christian Steiner) Sergio A. Mims writes: I wanted you and your readers to know that I will be broadcasting the Nonesuch recording of John Adams' 2006 opera Doctor Atomic about J. Robert  Oppenheimer and his work and internal conflict in creating the atomic bomb with soprano Julia Bullock and tenor Gerald Finley with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Singers with Adams conducting. The acclaimed and controversial stage and opera director Peter Sellars...
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The top AI scientist who quit Google over Chinese censorship plans details the hypocrisy that sent him packing

Jack Poulson is the former Google Senior Research Scientist who quit the company's machine learning division over Project Dragonfly, the company's secret plan to build a censoring Chinese search engine designed to help the country's spies surveil dissident search activity. In an editorial on The Intercept, Poulson describes the series of events that led up to his resignation: a chain of execs who, in private meetings and public statements, engaged in hypocritical deflection and spin rather ...
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Stacked-Up Book Thoughts: A Trio of Reviews

How are you doing with that time change? I tend to adjust better in the fall than in the spring, but I sure hate how early it gets dark. The hardest part for me is to remember to take my walk at lunch, because it's too dark out to walk after work. But not all is bad . . . season 4 of Outlander started on STARZ. (*insert usual rant about all the shows I like airing on Sundays*) So much action in the first episode . . . we meet new people in the New World, including that evil Stephen Bonnet...
Tags: Books, New York, Washington Dc, Connecticut, Starz, Berkeley, Princeton, Los Alamos, Mccarthy, Ian, Amanda, Oppenheimer, Mehr, New World, Ellis Island, Thom

The Toads Of Trinity: Witnesses To The Atomic Age

The night before the world entered the atomic age on July 16, 1945, Robert Oppenheimer's brother Frank couldn't sleep.
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Review: ‘Doctor Atomic’ Brings the Bomb Home to New Mexico

John Adams and Peter Sellars’s opera about J. Robert Oppenheimer opened in Santa Fe, a short drive from where the story takes place.
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