To get this started: One particular aspect I found interesting was the way General Jack Ripper’s rants about “Fluoridation” and “Bodily Fluids”, felt like something Alex Jones could be screaming on infowars right now!
Don't forget Peter Sellers and his hilarious performance " Mein Fuhrer , I can walk!" , this movie and Lolita wouldn't have been half as fun without the man.
One of the greatest comedies ever as it's so dense in substance but is still making you laugh all the way through.
Dr. Strangelove: "Of course, the whole point of a Doomsday Machine is lost, if you *keep* it a *secret*! Why didn't you tell the world, EH?"
Ambassador de Sadesky: "It was to be announced at the Party Congress on Monday. As you know, the Premier loves surprises."
It’s a black comedy about human annihilation and what we find value in. Kubrick has humanity in dark places in his movies, yet this one dares to make us laugh because it made him laugh. Great shit.
Its especially relevant today with the US president talking about nuclear buttons as if theyre dicks.
The best part about Doctor Strangelove was how the movie is basically a metaphor for a bunch of old men who havent gotten laid in a while. The cold war is portrayed as a case of blue balls for military leaders. Some of them are all too eager to press the button and see some action, and anyone who isnt is portrayed as effeminate or homosexual.
My favorite scene has to be the ending, when the men in the war room realize that a nuclear fall out is imminent. Naturally, their next course of action is to sit tight in a nuclear shelter with dozens of young women and begin to repopulate. In his excitement, the German Doctor Strangelove can no longer hold down his nazi salute, a metaphorical erection.
Check this film out if you havent, even if you dont like politics its a hilarious portrayal of war and the people in charge of it.
"Gentlemen, you cant fight in here. This is the war room!"
I feel like it was a brilliant decision to make the movie a comedy and not a serious drama. If it had been a serious movie it would have been so dark and depressing, but making it a comedy makes it a joy to watch while still getting it's point across.
GENTLEMEN!!!! You can't fight in here, this is the War room.
It's yet another masterpiece from a guy who seemed only able to make masterpieces. It's also my favourite Kubrick film (the great thing about Stanley Kubrick is that you can pick any one of his films as your favourite and not be wrong).
The genius part of this film is that, while it's still a comedy, it can still be taken seriously. If a nuclear holocaust were to happen, I can totally imagine it playing out like this... and I think that's what makes it so funny, because it's so real. Dr. Strangelove is essentially the cinematic equivalent of a George Carlin comedy routine: Because you're laughing your ass off the whole way through, but in the back of your mind, you know everything he's saying is the truth.
I also have to mention just how ballsy it was to make and release this film. At the height of Cold War, not too far removed from the Cuban Missile Crisis AND the Kennedy assassination, we have a film coming out that mocks the whole thing. Could you imagine the online shit storm if the internet existed at the time?
A high school teacher made us watch this years ago and I didn’t pay enough attention, although I love Kubrick.
I’ll have to give it a watch.
A masterpiece. And still very relevant today. Peter Sellers was a genius.
I think the final bombing run procedure was chillingly accurate though Kubrick had to make educated guesswork as it was top secret.
Peter Sellers, while apparently a real asshole away from the Silver Screen, was a fucking cinematic GEM.
They don't make them like him anymore.
Someone tell me how to watch this movie I can’t find it anywhere
There is now movie that makes me feel the way I feel at the end of Dr. Strangelove.
Never knew there was something so hilarious about nuclear annihilation.
I love the scene where George C Scott's character is talking about the pilot still having a chance to make the bomb run. He's so proud of his boys, his system, his weapons. That moment when he realizes it will all kill him and end the world is amazing, the dawning realization written across his face.
Over in /r/books they have a thread about which book or series you wish you could forget and experience again for the first time. I wish I could experience Dr. Strangelove for the first time again. It's just brilliant.