TikTok is making the Oppenheimer movie more famous. We can see a new soundtrack being used in Oppenheimer’s dialogue: “Now I am become death, the destroyer of the world.” With the popularity of Oppenheimer, a new French song is becoming famous alongside it. The name of the song is “La Leçon Particulière,” which is a French song featured in the 1968 film of the same name (translated as “The Private Lesson”). It is being used in every TikTok video that features Oppenheimer’s dialogue.
The song is taken from the movie ‘The Private Lesson’ (French: ‘La leçon particulière’), a 1968 French drama film directed by Michel Boisrond and starring Nathalie Delon, Renaud Verley, and Robert Hossein. The film was shot on location around Paris and Avoriaz in the French Alps.
Apart from that, the song really suits the Oppenheimer theme on TikTok. It feels like you are experiencing an entire lifetime in just one song. The background song ‘La Leçon Particulière’ for the dialogue ‘A few people laughed; a few people cried. Most people were silent.’ fits very well, and it captures the essence of his entire idea.
The song is purely musical and expresses the theme of a weapon of mass destruction. It symbolizes how it takes a lifetime to build something great, yet sometimes only a second to destroy it. The best part of the song, ‘La Lecon Particuliere,’ sounds even better when slowed down with added reverb. Additionally, there’s a sense of sadness and melancholy in the song. Just like Dostoevsky once said, humans are strangely drawn to their suffering, and this song feels remarkably good despite its theme of death and destruction.