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Dr Atomic

By audubon
Written November 09, 2008
This was one of the most moving, extraordinary experiences I have ever had. I was absolutely rivited for 3 1/2 hours; the John Adams music, the Donne and Baudelaire poetry and the stars of the Metropolitan Opera made this a most memorable occasion.
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Dr. Atomic

By mlerlev
Written November 10, 2008
Fascinating film, I felt it strongly conveyed the tense atmosphere prior to the bomb testing. My favorite part was when the scientists were singing their doubts and fears about whether the test would be successful and whether they were doing the right thng. The Robert Oppenheimer portrayal was beautifully acted and sung by Finley. The closeups of his face were amazing, as his emotions were vividley expressed by subtle changes in his expression and his voice is monderful. I thought the opera/film carried a strong anti-bomb message, and revealed things to me that I had never known. (I was 16 when Hiroshima and Nagasaki were bombed I didn't know that it was raining during the test, and that there were all sorts of blunders, and that the Military were overriding the scientists on crucial decisions. As an opera, I felt I might have enjoyed it more in the opera house, The many closeups, although psychologically revealing somehow took away from the operatic experience,
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Dr Atomic

By joanira
Written November 09, 2008
First opera I've seen that was made for film. I can't imagine those sitting at the met could have the experience of seeing the close-ups that reflect emotional experiences of the principals. Singers superb, the music seemed an odd mix of old minimalist evolving repetitiion and stravinskian jagged rhythms as in his symph in 3 mvmts. Arias w/o memorable tunes - perhaps a rehearing would change that judgment. Most disturbing: the characters exclusively self absorbed. Even the relation between Oppenheimer and his wife unbelievably seemed to lack any warmth - is this why she drank?
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Doctor Atomis

By metropolitanOperafan
Written November 12, 2008
Loved it.
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Dr. Atomic

By marybelyea
Written November 11, 2008
I already have rated this movie! Thought it was terrific. Mary Belyea
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