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Coming to you in Cinemascope…
We’ve been rehearsing the scene of the Trinity Test on July 16, 1945. This is footage of a later atomic bomb detonation, filmed in 35mm wide-angle color. This is what I imagine Trinity looked like from 20 miles out. I’m watching it on a MacBook and I’m awestruck. What must it have been like to see this, for the first time ever…to know you had created this?
V-J day celebration in Jackson Square in downtown Oak Ridge in August of 1945. Oak Ridge was the military town from which the American military conducted the top secret Manhattan project. When the first atomic bomb was dropped on Japan on August 6, 1945, the news reports revealed to the people at Oak Ridge what they had been working on all along.