Kai Bird is the biographer of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the American theoretical physicist known as the father of the atomic bomb.
Oppenheimer's 'I am become Death' recital during a sex scene in the film sparks controversy and viewer demands for removal.
Oppenheimer's fascination with Hinduism and the Bhagavad Gita was a significant aspect of his life that Kai Bird shed light on in his biography.
To read the Bhagavad Gita in its original form, Oppenheimer studied Sanskrit under a scholar at Berkeley University.
Charles Oppenheimer, the physicist's grandson, feels the film lacked nuanced portrayal, reflecting the family's unique perspective.
Radiance of a thousand suns, I am becoming death, destroyer of worlds." - Oppenheimer, after the successful Trinity test in 1945.
Debate over Oppenheimer interpretation: "kaal-asmi" meaning "I am time, destroyer of the world" not "I am death" - Devdutt Pattanaik.
Kai Bird: Oppenheimer, a quantum physicist, sought to grasp time and space concepts in the Bhagavad Gita during the dispute.
Nolan's "Oppenheimer" with Cillian Murphy explores Oppenheimer's Hinduism fascination & Gita's philosophy.
Critics praise the biopic's nuanced exploration of J. Robert Oppenheimer, surpassing expectations with an $80M domestic box office debut.
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