Zat vould not be difficult, Mein FuhrerDR. STRANGELOVE
OR HOW I LEARNED
TO STOP WORRYING
AND LOVE THE BOMB

(1964)
With Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Slim Pickens, Keenan Wynn, James Earl Jones, Tracy Reed
Directed by Stanley Kubrick

Reviewed by JL

    Bitingly satirical in its time and brilliantly farcical today, Stanley Kubrick's DR. STRANGELOVE is one of the screen's great comedies.  Over time, the film has attained such cultural permanency that nearly every scene and every line seem classic.  (My current favorite, from George C. Scott's General Buck Turgidson: "Mr. President, I'm not saying we wouldn't get our hair mussed. But I do say no more than ten to twenty million killed, tops. Uh, depending on the breaks.")  This was also the last film from Kubrick's early period (or the first film of his later period, depending on how you look at it), and I've always preferred his earlier work to the later "important" films he would labor over for five to ten years. 5 - JL

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