Now I Am Become Death

The Destroyer of Worlds


I’m giving you almost 2 weeks notice.

I’m doing that because some of you will use it to read American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the 2005 Pulitzer Prize winning biography that required two decades of research and labor by authors Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin to become one of the great books of this century.

I know that some of you will want to read the book before you see THE FILM, which is being released July 21.

From every review I’ve read, this film is going to hit you more deeply than most. “The director recently told Wired magazine that some of those who’d seen it were left “absolutely devastated … they can’t speak.

Kai Bird, the historian who co-authored American Prometheus…said he was still “emotionally recovering” from seeing the film, clarifying that it was “a stunning artistic achievement.”

I understand that some of you don’t go to movies that make you feel so deeply but I also know the films that can leave you changed are rare.

Oppenheimer opens in theaters July 21. If you can, I recommend you read the book this week and then see this film at an IMAX theater.