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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)


Peter Sellers
George C. Scott
Sterling Hayden
Keenan Wynn
Slim Pickens

Directed by Stanley Kubrick

Did I enjoy this Stanly Kubrick film? Yes. Is it excitingly funny not really, although it rated as one of funniest movies out there, I will say one thing…, which is Kubrick, did a good job of making a mockery of the cold war crises that was looming at the time of this movie’s release.

Dr Strangelove, is as captivating as the name, especially when you say it in full Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, my favourite scenes in this movie were when the commander of the bomber Major T. J. Kong, was riding the nuclear missile and the other is where Peter Sellers as Group Captain Lionel Mandrake was begging for 50 cents and he had to ask someone to shoot a Coca-Cola vending machine.

Peter Sellers was actually set to play four roles in the movie, but it was later reduced to three and Slim Pickens played Major T. J. Kong which was meant to be played by Sellers. So Sellers played:
1.       Group Captain Lionel Mandrake (which was my favourite character of all)
  1. President Merkin Muffley, the American President.
  2. Dr. Strangelove, a wheelchair bound German nuclear war expert and former Nazi, who has a gloved right hand that is uncontrollable and whose heart is still Nazi.

The movie plot is about a general that went rouge and decided to kick off the nuclear war. He arranged a strike on the Soviet Union, and then made sure that the call back code to end it would not be found.

The US president and his cabinet tried all they could to get back all the 34 planes that were going out for the strike, but they could only reach 30 and the Soviet shutdown 3 but one was heading off towards the target and there was no means to call it back.

The movie was set to be released around the time of the Kennedy assassination but was pushed back, because the producers felt the nation did not need to see a movie like that at that time, there was a pie fight scene that was cut, because the was a line that went "Gentlemen! Our gallant young president has been struck down in his prime!"

Dr Strangelove as i said is a lovable film, and it will keep you glued, but to me it is over hyped, so i can’t fully say it is a most watch but maybe you should give it a try and give me a buzz about your thought.


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