Dr. Strangelove, or, How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb: or, How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb

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In 1964, with the Cuban Missile Crisis fresh in viewers' minds, the Cold War at its frostiest, and the hydrogen bomb relatively new and frightening, Stanley Kubrick dared to make a film about what could happen if the wrong person pushed the wrong button -- and played the situation for laughs. Dr. Strangelove's jet-black satire (from a script by director Stanley Kubrick, Peter George, and Terry Southern) and a host of superb comic performances (including three from Peter Sellers) have kept the film fresh and entertaining, even as its issues have become (slightly) less timely. Loaded with thermonuclear weapons, a U.S. bomber piloted by Maj. T.J. "King" Kong (Slim Pickens) is on a routine flight pattern near the Soviet Union when they receive orders to commence Wing Attack Plan R, best summarized by Maj. Kong as "Nuclear combat! Toe to toe with the Russkies!" On the ground at Burpleson Air Force Base, Group Capt. Lionel Mandrake (Peter Sellers) notices nothing on the news about America being at war. Gen. Jack D. Ripper (Sterling Hayden) calmly informs him that he gave the command to attack the Soviet Union because it was high time someone did something about fluoridation, which is sapping Americans' bodily fluids (and apparently has something to do with Ripper's sexual dysfunction). Meanwhile, President Merkin Muffley (Sellers again) meets with his top Pentagon advisors, including super-hawk Gen. Buck Turgidson (George C. Scott), who sees this as an opportunity to do something about Communism in general and Russians in particular. However, the ante is upped considerably when Soviet ambassador de Sadesky (Peter Bull) informs Muffley and his staff of the latest innovation in Soviet weapons technology: a "Doomsday Machine" that will destroy the entire world if the Russians are attacked. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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auth_author2Adam, Ken, 1921-2016,
Adam, Ken, 1921-2016.
Bryant, Peter, 1924-1966.
Bull, Peter, 1912-1984,
Burns, Eddie, 1928-2012,
Creley, Jack, 1926-2004,
George, Peter, 1924-1966,
George, Peter, 1924-1966.
Harvey, Anthony, 1930-2017,
Harvey, Anthony, 1930-2017.
Hayden, Sterling, 1916-1986,
Hayden, Sterling, 1916-1986.
Johnson, Laurie, 1927-
Jones, James Earl,
Kubrick, Stanley,
Kubrick, Stanley.
Lyndon, Victor.
Pickens, Slim,
Pickens, Slim.
Reed, Tracy, 1941-2012,
Scott, George C., 1927-1999,
Scott, George C., 1927-1999.
Sellers, Peter, 1925-1980,
Sellers, Peter, 1925-1980.
Southern, Terry,
Southern, Terry.
Taylor, Gilbert,
Taylor, Gilbert.
Wynn, Keenan, 1916-1986,
Wynn, Keenan, 1916-1986.
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Adam, Ken,1921-2016.
Bryant, Peter,1924-1966.Red alert.
Bull, Peter,1912-1984,actor.
Burns, Eddie,1928-2012,actor.
Columbia Pictures Corporation.
Columbia Pictures Industries.
Columbia Pictures.
Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment (Firm)
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Creley, Jack,1926-2004,actor.
George, Peter,1924-1966,screenwriter.
George, Peter,1924-1966.
Harvey, Anthony,1930-2017,editor of moving image work.
Harvey, Anthony,1930-2017.
Hayden, Sterling,1916-1986,actor.
Hayden, Sterling,1916-1986.
Johnson, Laurie,1927-
Johnson, Laurie,1927-composer.
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Kubrick, Stanley,director,producer,screenwriter.
Kubrick, Stanley,director,producer.
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Lyndon, Victor.
Pickens, Slim,actor.
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Southern, Terry,screenwriter.
Southern, Terry.
Taylor, Gilbert,director of photography.
Taylor, Gilbert.
Wynn, Keenan,1916-1986,actor.
Wynn, Keenan,1916-1986.
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Cold War (1945-1989)
Cold War -- Drama
Comedy films
Dark comedy films
Diplomatic relations
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Generals -- United States -- Drama
George, Peter, -- 1924-1966
George, Peter, -- 1924-1966. -- Film adaptations
Military maneuvers -- Soviet Union -- Drama
Military maneuvers -- United States -- Drama
Nuclear warfare
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Nuclear weapons -- Drama
Paranoia -- Soviet Union -- Drama
Paranoia -- United States -- Drama
Parody films
Scientists -- United States -- Drama
Soviet Union
Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- United States -- Drama
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United States -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union -- Drama
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title_displayDr. Strangelove, or, How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb
title_fullDr. Strangelove [videorecording] : or, How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb / Columbia Pictures
Dr. Strangelove [videorecording] : or, how I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb / Columbia Pictures presents ; directed and produced by Stanley Kubrick ; screenplay by Stanley Kubrick, Terry Southern & Peter George
Dr. Strangelove, or, How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb [videorecording] / Columbia Pictures
Dr. Strangelove, or, How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb [videorecording] / Columbia Pictures Coporation presents ; a Stanley Kubrick production ; screenplay by Stanley Kubrick, Terry Southern & Peter George ; produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick
Dr. Strangelove, or, How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb [videorecording] / Columbia Pictures presents a Stanley Kubrick production ; screenplay by Stanley Kubrick, Terry Southern & Peter George ; directed and produced by Stanley Kubrick
title_shortDr. Strangelove, or, How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb
title_subor, How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb
topic_facetCold War
Diplomatic relations
Foreign relations
George, Peter
Military maneuvers
Nuclear warfare
Nuclear weapons