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Oppenheimer: Cillian Murphy asserts Christopher Nolan's movie has no deleted scenes

Christopher Nolan's movie Oppenheimer released worldwide on July 21

By Maryland Hargreaves August 05, 2023
Oppenheimer: Cillian Murphy asserts Christopher Nolans movie has no deleted scenes
Oppenheimer: Cillian Murphy asserts Christopher Nolan's movie has no deleted scenes

The 180-minute longest movie of Christopher Nolan's history, Oppenheimer, has according to Cillian Murphy, no director's cut of the atomic bomb epic and no deleted sequences either.

"There’s no deleted scenes in Chris Nolan movies," Murphy added. "That’s why there are no DVD extras on his movies because the script is the movie. He knows exactly what’s going to end up – he’s not fiddling around with it trying to change the story. That is the movie."

The cost of Nolan's films can be high ($100 million was spent on Oppenheimer), and his choice to use film doesn't make things any less expensive. Nolan knows exactly what he needs to capture during his movie shoots—nothing more, nor less.

"I tend to try and weed things out on paper because it’s crazy expensive to shoot things that aren’t going to be in the film," the director previously told 

"It also takes up a lot of time and energy. Pretty much with all my films, there are very few deleted scenes, which always disappoints the DVD crowd."

Oppenheimer is a three-hour Imax film print that is 11 miles long and 600 pounds in weight. He used large-format film cameras to capture the film. Before the film debuted in theaters, Nolan informed the Associated Press that the "best possible experience" for watching Oppenheimer is to watch it in the Imax 70mm film format. However, there are just 25 cinemas in North America that use that format.

"The sharpness and the clarity and the depth of the image is unparalleled," Nolan said. 

"The headline, for me, is by shooting on Imax 70mm film, you’re really letting the screen disappear. You’re getting a feeling of 3D without the glasses. You’ve got a huge screen and you’re filling the peripheral vision of the audience. You’re immersing them in the world of the film."

At the global box office, Oppenheimer has surpassed the $400 million barrier. Universal Pictures is currently showing the movie all throughout the country.