Streaming Between the Lines – Seeing Oppenheimer Through Both a Documentary and a Summer Blockbuster

(SPOLIER ALERT) James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana react to Christopher Nolan’s 2023 blockbuster film, “Oppenheimer” and David Grubin’s 2009 PBS documentary film “The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer,” and take a look at how each delved into the life of Oppenheimer and highlighted both his leading of the team which developed the first atomic bomb in the 1940s and his subsequent fall from grace due to alleged ties to communism during what is called the second Red Scare period in American History.

The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer (2009) (PBS)

The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer (YouTube)

Oppenheimer (2023) (Oppenheimermovie.com)