Filmmaker Peter Kuran goes to ground zero of the nuclear age in TRINITY AND BEYOND: THE ATOMIC BOMB MOVIE, a nonfiction spectacle even more terrifying because of the dispassionate attitude towards its subject.
The film opens with a prophetic 1914 quote from H.G. Wells that foretells the advent of the 20th century's most terrifying weapons. Using military training films and government footage (much of it only recently declassified), Kuran chronicles the evolution of atomic weapons, beginning with the
Manhattan Project during WWII and its goal of creating what was described as a "uranium gun." "Trinity" (one marvels at the military's endless supply of evocative co...