Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Movie Review 1964

Information and Film Reviews for Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb the Movie

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Sellers plays a tour-de-force triple role in Kubrick's classic black anti-war comedy. When a crazed general (Hayden) initiates a nuclear attack on the Soviets, the U.S. President (Sellers) deals with the consequences, "aided" by a hawkish general (Scott) and a wheelchair-bound advisor with an obvious Nazi past. Famous for Pickens' wild ride on the bomb, Hayden's character's "purity of essence" philosophy, Scott's gumchewing militarist, a soft-drink vending machine dispute, and countless other scenes. Based on the novel "Red Alert" by Peter George.

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Home Vision Cinema, c/o Image Entertainment, 20525 Nordhoff St., Ste. 200, Chatsworth, CA 91311, URL: http://www.homevision.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 93 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Black Comedy, Airborne, Boom!, Anti-War War Movies, Meltdown, Sanity Check, 4 Bones
Screenplay
Stanley Kubrick, Terry Southern, Peter George
Cast
Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn, Slim Pickens, James Earl Jones, Peter Bull, Tracy Reed, Shane Rimmer, Glenn Beck, Gordon Tanner, Frank Berry, Jack Creley
Cinematography
Gilbert Taylor
Director
Stanley Kubrick
Music
Laurie Johnson
Producer
Stanley Kubrick, Victor Lyndon, Leon Minoff, Columbia Pictures

Awards

AFI 1998: Top 100; British Acad. 1964: Film, Natl. Film Reg. 1989;; N.Y. Film Critics 1964: Director (Kubrick).

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