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Monday, May 19, 2008

Sam Waterston in “Oppenheimer” DVD Information

Attention all Sam Waterston fans: BBC America Shop is taking pre-orders for the US and Canada DVD release of the miniseries “Oppenheimer,” starring Sam Waterston.

This is a biographical account of American physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, who led the effort to develop the atomic bomb during World War II with the “Manhattan Project” and is often called the “father of the atomic bomb.” After the war, though, he became very outspoken on the subject. According to Wikipedia:

“After the war Oppenheimer was a chief advisor to the newly created United States Atomic Energy Commission and used that position to lobby for international control of atomic energy and to avert the nuclear arms race with the Soviet Union. After invoking the ire of many politicians with his outspoken political opinions during the Red Scare, he had his security clearance revoked in a much-publicized and politicized hearing in 1954. Though stripped of his direct political influence Oppenheimer continued to lecture, write, and work in physics. A decade later President Lyndon B. Johnson presented him with the Enrico Fermi Award as a gesture of political rehabilitation.”


So if you’re a fan of Sam, you may want to keep your eye on this for the release of the DVD. I don’t know if BBC America Shop will be the only source for this item. You can find the current details on the BBC America Shop website here.


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2 comments:

Jack McCoy said...

Thank you for all this information, I read your blog every day, even if I do not still write a comment. I live in France and my English is not very good.

samfan said...

Thank you so much, I know you can't tell I am a fan of Sam's. I, like jackmccoy, read your blogs daily. You have the best and most up to date blogs on the web. Thanks for keeping everybody up to date.