Monday, January 28, 2008

Dr. Strangelove by Stanley Kubrick

Don't let the name fool you, Stanley Kubrick's 1964 romp has little to do with the infamous Dr. Strangelove. The film does have almost everything to do with the oft forgotten subtitle or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. Originally slated to be released on November 22, 1963...but, the studio and Mr. Kubrick felt that it would be inapropriate to release a film that mocks the president the day that he was assassinated. Kubrick's masterpiece is notablly one of the funniest films ever made, and remains so despite not living in the cold war because the threat of nuclear holocaust still exists from time-to-time. When watching this picture, most people notice the brilliant triple performance of the master of comedy, Peter Sellers; however, next time you watch this film watch for the overexagerated facial acting of the wonderful George C. Scott. I promise you will not be disapointed in his performance or the film.

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