DR. STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB
Review: U.S, Air Force General Ripper triggers an irrevocable scheme which is to attack Russia’s strategic targets with nuclear bombs. A room full of politicians and generals try to stop the attack from happening.
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Actors: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn, Slim Pickens, Peter Bull, James Earl Jones, Tracy Reed, Jack Creley, Robert O’Neil, Glenn Beck, Shane Rimmer, Hal Galili, Laurence Herder and Gordon Tanner
Genre: Comedy and War
This is based on the novel “Red Alert” by Peter George. In this Peter Sellers plays three different roles and gives excellent performances for each role. Just some of the titles that Stanley Kubrick originally considered for this film were “Dr. Doomsday or: How to Start World War III Without Even Trying”, “Dr. Strangelove’s Secret Uses of Uranus” and “Wonderful Bomb”. The favourite film of the late film critic Gene Siskel. I could say that this film is still very politically relevant in the 21st Century. A truly brilliant classic film. At the Bafta Awards in 1965 this won three awards. They were for Best British Art Direction (B/W), Best British Film and Best Film from any Source. In 2012 the late film critic Barry Norman produced a list in the Radio Times of his 100 favourite films and this was amongst the list.