Cillian Murphy’s Oppenheimer, directed by ace filmmaker Christopher Nolan, and Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling’s Barbie, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Greta Gerwig, were both released a few weeks ago. The greatest anticipated summer films were virtually celebrated as a day, as their clash was named Barbenheimer.

Both Oppenheimer and Barbie garnered great responses from audiences, and critics and fans throughout the world were able to witness the joy of cinema on-screen with these two films. The success and popularity of Oppenheimer, however, cannot compensate for minor flaws in the film that fans have now complained about.

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Christopher Nolan’s take on complaints about dialogues being inaudible in Oppenheimer 

Filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s recent release Oppenheimer starred Cillian Murphy in the role of the enigmatic Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer who was an American physicist leading the Manhattan Project during World War II and was involved in developing the nuclear bomb.

But now the ardent Nolan fans who watched the movie have complained about not being able to hear the dialogue in the movie without subtitles and Nolan is aware of the situation. A fan who watched the movie shared on her social media that she was disappointed that the music and the effects largely took over the actor’s performance, adding, “I missed a chunk of dialogues” further stating that how can someone follow the movie if they cannot hear what the actors are saying.

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Christopher Nolan is aware of the issues with audio in Oppenheimer

During an interview, he explained that it’s not the first time this issue has come up but the thing is that he shoots his movies with IMAX cameras which are loud. The director explained,

“Actually, IMAX is building new cameras right now which are going to be even quieter. But the real breakthrough is in software technology that allows you to filter out camera noise. That has improved massively in the 15 or so years that I’ve been using these cameras. Which opens up for you to do more intimate scenes that you would not have been able to do in the past.”

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Christopher Nolan refuses the process of ADR

One of the things that most filmmakers do is get the artist to record or dub their dialogues in additional dialogue recordings in the post-production of the movie, which is simply termed as ADR. This is done to give more clarity to the dialogue being said by the artist on-screen. But Nolan refuses to do so.

He said, “I like to use the performance that was given in the moment rather than the actor revoice it later. Which is an artistic choice that some people disagree with, and that’s their right.”

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A still from Oppenheimer featuring Cillian Murphy and Robert Downey Jr.

Back in 2014, when the issues with voice clarity with his successful movie Interstellar came up, Nolan explained, “Many of the filmmakers I’ve admired over the years have used sound in bold and adventurous ways. I don’t agree with the idea that you can only achieve clarity through dialogue. Clarity of story, clarity of emotions — I  try to achieve that in a very layered way using all the different things at my disposal — picture and sound.”

Christopher Nolan’s style of filming with an IMAX camera or refusal of ADR does not seem to change the success of his movies or the box office collection, which states only one thing: that audiences across the world love the cinematic world that he shows on-screen.

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Christopher Nolan talks about writing the script on a computer without the Internet

During an interview with THR earlier this year, the filmmaker explained that he feels that the smartphones has ruined the scriptwriting process, which is why he still uses a computer that is not connected to the Internet to write.

He said at the time, “My kids would probably say I’m a complete Luddite. I would actually resist that description. I think technology and what it can provide is amazing. My personal choice is about how involved I get. It’s about the level of distraction. If I’m generating my material and writing my own scripts, being on a smartphone all day wouldn’t be very useful for me.”

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Christopher Nolan penned down the script of Oppenheimer in first person

Ahead of the movie’s release, the filmmaker had revealed that he wrote Oppenheimer in first person, which is something that he has not done ever, but the majority of the story he wanted to share, which was the color sequences, was from Oppenheimer’s perspective was so he chose to write the script in the same way so that people could see and visualize the radical reinvention of physics in first person perspective.

Oppenheimer is playing in theatres.

Source: Insider

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