Stanley Kubrick’s painfully funny take on Cold War anxiety is one of the fiercest satires of human folly ever to come out of Hollywood. Finding improbable hilarity in nearly every unimaginable scenario, Dr. Strangelove is a subversive masterpiece that officially announced Kubrick as an auteur.
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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the BombDirected byStanley Kubrick
Awards & Festivals
Berlin International Film Festival
1965 | 4 nominations including: Best Picture
1965 | 4 wins including: Best British Art Direction (B/W)
1965 | 3 nominations including: Best British Screenplay
Directors Guild of America
1965 | Nominee: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
It was a bold decision to turn this thing into a comedy. Kubrick wanted Sellers to play 4 roles. I'm glad they got Slim Pickens to do the 4th. That man is money. Every dang time. Sometimes the reality behind the humor is the stuff of nightmares. Can satire really quell those demons? Big shout out to George C. Scott, whom I normally hate.
Praised as a brilliant satire, for its incredible cast, characters, script, masterful direction, and certainly relevant as long as man possesses nuclear weapons. All true. It's also a masterpiece of cinema that needs to be seen on the big screen. Fortunately it is still screened in cinemas! If you live somewhere where they still have a film projector. (If not, project a nice digital file/DVD) but watch this BIG!
Absolutely brilliant and stupidly quotable: “Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!”; "If in doubt, shoot first, and ask questions afterwards. I would sooner accept a few casualties through accident than lose the entire base and its personnel through carelessness." LMAO
Kubrick's concise satire of what really was the most ridiculous situation in the world. Annihilation of the other is the ultimate goal, even at the highest prices. Well shot and directed, but even better performances. I think the weakest character is Dr. Strangelove himself, but even he has moments of great fun. The subject matter and technical mastery render it a socially important film, maybe even more than 2001.