Dr. Strangelove (1964)
I have decided to look at the 250 films on IMDB and try to look at all of the films that I haven’t seen. This film is currently #25, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. It was nominated for 4 Oscars in 1965. It deserved them all.
I am a big fan of Stanley Kubrick’s films. Full Metal Jacket is my favorite of all of his movies so far. This movie right up there.
The movie is about a general, Jack Ripper (Sterling Hayden) issuing a preemptive on the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War. He thinks that the US is going under Soviet leadership and issues the call to nuke the Ruskies. The president, Muffley (Peter Sellers) did not issue the order to strike.
Ripper is holding his second in command, Mandrake, hostage on the base that is shut down all communications.
Events transpire that might lead to end of life on Earth.
The movie is quite funny. Peter Sellers plays the president, Mandrake and Dr. Strangelove, the brillant Nazi sciensti that informs them of their impending doom.
George C. Scott was terrific as the brash Buck Turgidson.
Watch this movie.
My rating: **** stars.