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Dr. Strangeglove Or:How I learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb

Forget In The loop (which I walked out on due to the meaningless satiation of explicative) Dr. Strangeglove aptly and hilariously mirrors the last four years we suffered under the Texan cowboy W. (which is also a good deadpan comedy as far as I am concerned; especially the last scene where Bush has no idea where the ball went, seemingly illustrating how he probably was clueless as to the trajectory of his presidency). Dr. Strangeglove features a super all-star cast including George C. Scott as Air Force General Buck Turgidson and Sterling Hayden as Jack D. Ripper (the renegade general who launches a code R attack on the “ruskies”(Russia). Also in this film are Peter Sellers as group captain Lionel Mandrake serving under Ripper. 

This film is about the xenophobic redneck cowboys who think that war should be a profession relegated to the generals instead of Washington. In an idiotic and awesomely hilarious screenplay Jack D. Ripper presumes to lock down his base and intact a plan to attack the Soviet Union cutting off all communications and firing upon any who enter his base. James Earl Jones also has a cameo appearance as one of the lieutenant Zogg aboard an army aircraft lead by Commander Kong (Slim Pickens).

 Slim Pickens plays the most hilarious devout simpleton in this film, aptly portrayed as he rides the nuke like a cowboy- you half expect him to say something like, “Hey boys, I’m back (Independence Day). Also prodigiously hilarious in this film is George C. Scott; the chauvinist air force General, you just have to see it to believe how hilarious he is juxtapose his role as General Patton. On the other hand, you may find Patton funny as well. Then you have the man of many faces, Peter Sellers who plays doc Strangeglove himself (who finds it hard to suppress performing the Nazi greeting) and the president and Mandrake. 

This is a laugh aloud classic and I am assured that you will love it.


2 thoughts on “Dr. Strangeglove Or:How I learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb”

  1. How exactly does this movie have anything to do with former President Bush? This is a satire on the Cold War, not about xenophobic redneck cowboys as you put it. Yes it is true that the same type of fear pervades our society today as much as it did back then, but Kubrick is really saying something here. Not just pointing and laughing.

  2. Mine is just one mans opinion. My sentiments refer to your third sentence; people are afraid of what they do not know- hence the xenophobic aspect that I brought out. History has a point of cycling, and what was, repeats itself. Thankyou for your viewpoint.

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