or: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB
Stanley Kubrick's classic Cold War satire kicks off when the paranoid Brig. Gen. Jack D. Ripper (Sterling Hayden) initiates a pre-emptive nuclear strike, promoted by Gen. Buck Turgidson (George C. Scott), against the Soviet Union because he suspects the communists are poisoning America's water supply, "to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids." Peter Sellers is masterful playing three distinct roles — the U.S. president, a British military man and Dr. Strangelove, the former Nazi genius recruited to work on weapons designs for the Americans. Nominated for four Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and a Best Actor nod for Sellers. DIR/SCR/PROD Stanley Kubrick; SCR Terry Southern, Peter George, from George's novel "Red Alert." UK/U.S., 1964, b&w, 96 min. NOT RATED
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