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INDEPENDENT LENS | Wonders Are Many | Film Clip 4

Duration: 01:37

www.pbs.org/independentlens/wo... WONDERS ARE MANY: The Making of Doctor Atomic tells the story of making a grand opera about the birth of the atomic bomb. This behind-the-scenes documentary follows Composer John Adams and Director Peter Sellars over the course of a year as they work to forge the tale of J. Robert Oppenheimer into a music drama like no other: the strange and beautiful Doctor Atomic.

In this clip, an atomic bomb set piece moves through the streets of San Francisco, arriving at the Opera House.

WONDERS ARE MANY: The Making of Doctor Atomic premieres Tuesday, December 16 on INDEPENDENT LENS, a weekly series airing on PBS. Hosted by Terrence Howard, the acclaimed series showcases powerful and innovative independent films. Presented by ITVS, INDEPENDENT LENS is broadcast on PBS stations nationwide.

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PBS INDEPENDENT LENS documentaries TV Wonders Are Many Doctor Atomic bomb John Adams Peter Sellars opera J. Robert Oppenheimer



Post Date: December 11, 2008