Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Maltin's Movies: Dr. Strangelove

In DR. STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB, the U.S. President must contend with the Russians - and his own military and political leaders - when a fanatical general launches a nuclear strike on the U.S.S.R. Sellers memorably plays the president, a British captain, and a mad inventor.

This calendar has had a good string of movies starting with Road to Utopia on Saturday, followed by 1776, Awakenings, and now Dr. Strangelove.  The blackest of black comedies, director Stanley Kubrick - who cowrote the screenplay with Terry Southern - effectively captures the paranoia of the early Cold War while poking fun at the theory of MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction).  This is without a doubt, another must see.

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