Rewind The 1960’s Dr. Stranglove

Dr. Stranglove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Genre-Comedy/War
Directed by Stanley Kubrick
Cast- Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden,James Earl Jones

This movie is brilliantly written and among the funnier war satires ever create. An anti-war comedy loaded with great acting, solid jokes, and social/political commentary still relevant today.

The movie is about an insane general who wishes to bring on nuclear war and the group of scientists and politicians who frantically try to stop it.
The script is extremely well done and I consider it among Kubrick‘s finest achievements in film. The acting is done well by a wonderful cast featuring George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, and Peter Sellers, along with James Earl Jones.

I love this film because it’s smart and doesn’t try to hide the fact that it‘s smart. The satire, the commentary are apt and the overall production is stunning.

List of Notable Awards-

Best British Film

Best Film from Any Source

Best British Screenplay

Best European Film -Bodil

Best Dramatic Presentation- Hugo

Best Director-New York Film Critics Circle

Best Foreign Director- Silver Ribbon (Italy)

1965 Writers Guild of America- Best Written American Comedy

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