Careful observers spotted the historical error in Oppenheimer

2023-07-24 12:36:31 | Last Update : 2023-07-24 12:42:50

While the blockbuster movie Oppenheimer made a big impact all over the world, some careful watchers on social media brought to light a historical error in the movie. Here is the 'flag' mistake in Oppenheimer.

Careful observers spotted the historical error in Oppenheimer
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Two highly anticipated films, 'Barbie' and 'Oppenheimer' were released on the same day. Oppenheimer, which received great acclaim from the audiences, grossed more than 10 million dollars in the previews. The biographic movie tells the story of the development of the atomic bomb.

While 'Barbie or Oppenheimer' polls and surveys were being conducted around the world, there was a new development related to the Oppenheimer movie. It was understood that a historical mistake was made in Oppenheimer.

The director of Oppenheimer, Christopher Nolan, is known for his keen eye for detail in mind-blowing thrillers like Inception and Tenet. But it seems that audiences have already noticed a small mistake in the new movie


In a scene set in 1945, the character J. Robert Oppenheimer, played by the famous actor Cillian Murphy, is in the middle of a crowd waving American flags. The problem is that the flag is the current US flag with 50 stars representing the 50 states. But in 1945, the US was made up of 48 states, excluding Alaska and Hawaii, and a 48-star flag was in use until 1959. 

People who watched the movie wrote about the historical error on social media. However, one user made a convincing argument that it may have been intentional: "I personally think it was intentional, because the color scenes were from Oppenheimer's point of view, which is his memory today. This was after the installation of the 50-star flag".

Source: Radio Times

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