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


Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn View All


Stanley Kubrick (Director), Stanley Kubrick (Screenplay), Terry Southern (Screenplay), Peter George (Screenplay) View All

Released: Jan. 29th, 1964
Runtime: 1 hour, 35 minutes
An insane general starts a process to nuclear holocaust that a war room of politicians and generals frantically try to stop.
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It was shot in 1964, when the world was at the verge of a third World War, less than 20 years after Nazi Germany’s downfall.
A short film trivia before I get into this and the next paragraph; Stanley Kubrick had the table look like and colored like a poker table, even though the film is in black and white and there is no reason for a war room to have such a table.
This is due to a spectacular screenplay by Terry Southern, Peter George and Kubrick himself and from the career-defining performance from Peter Sellars. Famously, Peter Sellars doesn't just play one, but three roles in the film and he is wonderful in all three. Each of his characters are distinct and raise laughs in the blackest of narrative circumstances.
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