The Destoryer

The Destoryer

 

The man who had led the scientific team which devised the atomic bomb… the ultimate weapon of mass destruction. Oppenheimer came to prominence through unspeakable violence, and suffered all the ambiguities and contradictions he had helped create.

- Radio Announcer

 

“We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed. A few people cried. Most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu Scripture the Bhagavad-Gita. Vishnu is trying to persuade the prince that he should do his duty and to impress him takes on his multi-armed form and says, Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds. I suppose we all thought that one way or another.”

 

— J. Robert Oppenheimer

 

Edited by // Lucas Harger
Motion Graphics by // Casey Latiolais

Music by // Steve Horne

 

A compilation of footage from the Pond 5 Public Domain Project.

Editor of moving pictures in St. Louis.