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OPPENHEIMER, a thrilling film directed by Christopher Nolan, comes in a tri-fold jacket with an 8-page booklet. The 140-gram 3XLP version is pressed on Opaque Orange vinyl. Shot in IMAX®, this epic movie delves into the paradoxical world of an enigmatic man who must risk destroying the world to save it. To compose the score for OPPENHEIMER, Christopher Nolan enlisted the talent of Oscar®-winning composer Ludwig Göransson, known for his work on the BLACK PANTHER films. Göransson's music for TENET impressed Nolan, leading to their collaboration on this film. Nolan praises Göransson's work, describing it as deeply personal and historically expansive.
The score builds an emotional world that complements the visual design by Ruth De Jong and cinematography by Hoyte van Hoytema. It immerses the audience in the characters' dilemmas and their interactions with the vast geopolitical situations they face. Göransson's creative journey in capturing the delicate balance between beauty and dread resulted in a range of captivating experiments. The score incorporates techniques like microtonal glissandos, expanding the sonic palette and creating an ethereal quality. Göransson collaborated with renowned musicians from the Hollywood Studio Orchestra to bring OPPENHEIMER's musical world to life. It began with an intimate solo violin performance, capturing the essence of the main character. As the story progresses, the ensemble grows, including a quartet, an octet, and finally a large ensemble of strings and brass. This progressive orchestration mirrors the deepening complexity of OPPENHEIMER's journey, enriching the musical tapestry with each new addition.
Originally posted 2023-09-22 12:59:30.