Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Director: Stanley Kubrick Run Time: 95 min. Format: DCP Rating: PG
Release Year: 1964
Starring: George C. Scott, Keenan Wynn, Sterling Hayden, James Earl Jones, Peter Sellers
An insane general attempts to launch nuclear war in Stanley Kubrick’s DR. STRANGELOVE: OR HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB.
Only Kubrick could make a strange, weird, and brilliant black comedy centering around nuclear weapons in the Cold War era that would still resonate more than fifty years after its initial release. Dr. Strangelove tells the story of an unhinged Air Force general Jack Ripper supercede presidential approval to launch a nuclear bomb over the Soviet Union and the room full of politicians and generals trying to stop a nuclear apocalypse. The thing that makes it great is that it’s a comedy, a jet black comedy. And, as with any Kubrick film, it’s best to just see it on the big screen.
Part of Nitehawk’s May COLD WAR brunch series.