Movie Week – Dr Strangelove

Or to give the film its full name: Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb – Director: Stanley Kubrick

If you’re going to watch any movie about the apocalypse then make sure to put this one on the top of your list. A satire about the whole Nuclear scare during the cold war, it looks at the absurdity of the theory of mutual assured destruction, which is the idea that neither side will fire their nukes because of how destructive they are. There are a lot of digs aimed at many of the other attitudes and ideas that surrounded the cold war, e.g the missile gap, and the idea of spending billions on underground fallout shelters.

Peter Sellars is on fine form as he covers 3 of the major roles in this film. It was nominated and won several BAFTA’s as well as often getting listed as one of the greatest films of all time.

This film is well worth taking the time to watch (its not actually that long), you’ll both laugh and be horrified by the insanity of it all.

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