People Are Crazy for Oppenheimer But What Is The IMAX 70mm Format?
It's not often we go backward with technology to get the best quality but that is what movie maker Christopher Nolan did with Oppenheimer using IMAX 70mm film.
Oppenheimer is an epic biographical thriller film written and directed by Christopher Nolan. The movie is based on the 2005 biography American Prometheus written by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin which was about the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer.
J. Robert Oppenheimer was a theoretical physicist who was pivotal in developing the first nuclear weapons. This was part of the legendary Manhattan Project. Oppenheimer is often referred to as the "father of the atomic bomb."
Writer and director Christopher Nolan is a perfectionist when making his movies and demands only the best of technology and that is why he chose IMAXX 70mm for his film Oppenheimer.
What is IMAX 70mm?
IMAX 70mm film offers a brighter, clearer image, with 3 times the resolution of standard projection formats. 70mm film brings film images to life with its awe-inspiring resolution that boasts an astonishing 18,000 lines per picture. This is ten times more powerful than the standard 35mm film.
The film reel itself weighs over 600 pounds and is around 11 miles long.
Most movies of today are shown in a digital format, IMAX 70mm is analog but don't let that fool you, it's some of the highest-grade film ever made.
The quality of this film is 18k while most movies are shown in 4k. IMAX 70mm is the highest-quality film to date.
Only 30 theaters in the world have this technology and one of those locations is at Celebration Cinema North. If you want to experience Oppenheimer in this format, you should place your online order now because multiple shows are already sold out.