Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb

This is a excellent movie and I always love to watch it.

Dr. Strangelove is one of Stanley Kubrick's best films and for good reason. For the most part, his work is more of the dramatic and maybe horror type but this is a comedy movie, a very dark comedy but comedy nevertheless. The plot is very anti-nuclear weapons and even anti-war following the subsequent attempts to recall bombing planes from attacking Russia. And this movie was made in 1964 still in the heat of the Cold War so the possibilities of this scenario could actually happen. It is a fascinating movie to watch, with satire and comedy and irony for all. And the best part is there are three main strands of the story, one focusing on the bomber plane, one on the President in the war room trying to defuse the whole situation, and a executive commander creating mass paranoia and even firing on his own troops. Very serious situations but done with good writing and witty humor. I must admit, I did not know this was indeed considered a cult film but it is. It greatly puzzles me because it is a very good film and considered to be one of the best films ever made so it's cult status throws me for a loop. Nevertheless give it a watch, and look for a certain actor in the bomber plane, he only appears in those scenes but see if you can find him out. And I will see you guys and gals on Thursday for the king or queen of cult films depending on your point of view.

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