Monday, June 26, 2023

“Oppenheimer” and “Barbie” trailers and their links to “Asteroid City"

One trailer at last night's showing of Wes Anderson's "Asteroid City" at the Kult Kino Atelier in Basel was for Christopher Nolan's "Oppenheimer", with Cillian Murphy as the J. Robert Oppenheimer. Another was for Greta Gerwig's "Barbie", with Margot Robbie in the title role. The "Barbie" trailer began with a parody of the opening scene of Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968), complete with Richard Strauss's "Also Sprach Zarathustra", in which girls in an ancient landscape smashed their dolls after seeing a Barbie doll. The atomic bomb then came up in "Asteroid City", as did sassy girls (the triplets I mentioned yesterday) – and even Margot Robbie in a brief role. (Andrew Shields, #111words, 26 June 2023)

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