THE MANHATTAN PROJECT
IN POPULAR CULTURE
Throughout the years, the Manhattan Project was featured in countless different works in one way or another, from the people involved in it and the work done in the project to the actual nuclear weapon. Here, you can read about some works in which the famous project was featured in.
Oppenheimer (2023) is an upcoming biographical thriller film written and directed by Christopher Nolan. The film stars Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer, and the film follows his life, his involvement in the Manhattan Project, and his contributions that led to the creation of the first atomic bomb.
It is scheduled to be released on the 21st of July, 2023, by Universal Pictures.
Official Site: OppenheimerMovie.com
Day One is a 1989 documentary drama film made for TV about the research and development of the atomic bomb during in The Manhattan Project. The film was written by David W. Rintels and directed by Joseph Sargent. It stars Brain Dennehy as General Leslie Groves, David Strathairn as J. Robert Oppenheimer and Michael Tucker as Leo Szilard. Based on true events surrounding the creation of the atomic bomb, this drama follows the complicated relationship between the three characters.
American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer is a biography of J. Robert Oppenheimer written by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin. Twenty-five years in the making, the book was published in 2005 and was awarded the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography. It also won the 2008 Duff Cooper Prize, Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year, and Discover Magazine Best Science Book of the Year.
Christopher Nolan's upcoming Oppenheimer is based on this book.
Day One: Before Hiroshima and After is an account of the events and the people who led the United States to the bombing of Hiroshima written by Peter H. Wyden in 1984.
The 1989 film Day One is based on this book.
Trinity is an album by the experimental ambient artist Lustmord. The was originally commissioned by Unsound Festival in 2012 as a live presentation, with the project being developed further for this album version.
It includes location recordings made at Los Alamos National Labaratory, where the atom bomb was developed and at Jornada Del Muerte Alamogordo Air Base (aka White Sands), New Mexico where the first bomb was detonated, along with audio gathered at the Los Alamos National Laboratory Archive via the Freedom of Information Act.
1. Twilight: Los Alamos
2. Oak Ridge
3. Dusk: White Sands
4. Journey of the Dead Man
5. Surface Zero
6. A New Dawn: Hiroshima
Lustmord's Official Site: Lustmord.com