Thursday, 29 March 2007

March 29th - Stanley Kubrick's "DR. STRANGELOVE"

Dr. Strangelove (1964)

Those were the days, when the best that the brightest minds could come up with for keeping the peace was the M.A.D. doctrine. In the making of the film, Kubrick became steadily aware of the bizarre logic behind nuclear deterrence, bordering on the lunatic (and the reason why this is a comedy). Here you will see: (1) Peter Sellers as the U.S. President (2) Peter Sellers as Dr. Strangelove, and (3) Peter Sellers as a British officer. Quite a cast!

About the director: Stanley Kubrick (b. 1928, d. 1999), undoubtedly one of the shining lights in cinema, leaves little behind of the man himself. Many speak bitterly in his wake; others defend him stoutly; neutral opinions are uncommon. He has the anomalous status of mainstream/independent. He laboured long on his films, which include Lolita (1962), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and The Shining (1980).

All the best as you prepare for the juries. See you next Semester!

1 comment:

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room.

Another classic,as are most of Kubrick's films !!