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Drawing upon recently declassified documents, archival footage and behind-the-scenes interviews, WONDERS ARE MANY: The Making of Doctor Atomic chronicles the creation of the monumental opera based on the mysterious and paradoxical “father of the atomic bomb,” Dr. Robert Oppenheimer, as his team prepares to detonate the world’s first atomic weapon.
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The Making Of:

“I remember a sort of perverse pleasure at the prospect of filming two guys struggling with the same story I had struggled with years before.”   More >>

The Filmmakers:

“Nobody wants to take their medicine, so with WONDERS ARE MANY we worked hard to make it entertaining and even funny. Funny is important if you are tricking people into thinking seriously about nuclear war.”   More >>
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