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

Stanley Kubrick Großbritannien, 1964

Ashley Spendlove's rating of the film Dr. Seltsam, oder wie ich lernte, die Bombe zu lieben

Brilliant, funny, disturbing. The close-to-the-edge comic performances succeed so well precisely because Kubrick takes everything else so absolutely seriously: the solemn attention to detail inside the bomber, the documentary style exterior shots of the base assault etc. The collision between absurd and real results in an experience which embraces contradictory emotions of delight, anger, sadness and despair.