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The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer

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Catalogue Number:  041116
ISBN Number:  0793658527
Producer:  PBS Video
Subject:  Biography, History, Physics, Science
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  U.S.
Copyright Year:  2009
Running Time:  120
Closed Captions:  Yes


DVD Price:  $79.99
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J. Robert Oppenheimer's life and legacy are inextricably linked to America's most famous top - secret initiative - the Manhattan Project. But after World War II, this brilliant and intense scientist fell from the innermost circles of American science, and at the height of the Red Scare, the veil of suspicion fell over Oppenheimer. This biography presents a complex and revealing portrait of one of America's most influential scientists.

Features:

  • Interviews with family members, scholars and colleagues
  • Campbell Scott narrates
  • Dramatic re-creations featuring Academy Award-nominated actor David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck and The Bourne Ultimatum)

 


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