History Film / DrStrangelove

21st Jul '16 6:22:52 AM AllenbysEyes88
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** Other scientists upon whom the Strangelove character was based were Herman Kahn, Edward Teller and John von Neumann. While many assume Henry Kissinger was an inspiration, Kubrick and Sellers both denied it, and Kissinger (who was neither a rocket scientist nor an ex-Nazi) wouldn't fit the character anyway.

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** Other scientists upon whom the Strangelove character was based were Herman Kahn, Edward Teller and John von Neumann. While many assume Henry Kissinger was an inspiration, Kubrick and Sellers both denied it, and Kissinger (who Kissinger's background (he was neither a rocket scientist nor an ex-Nazi) wouldn't fit the character anyway.
21st Jul '16 6:19:35 AM AllenbysEyes88
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** President Muffley has some similarities to Adlai Stevenson. Gens. Ripper and Turgidson could both be seen as caricaturing different aspects of real-life USAF General Curtis [=LeMay=].
** Ripper also draws on Army General Edwin Walker, who was reprimanded by Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy for distributing John Birch Society literature to his troops (illegal under the Hatch Act) and making seditious comments about American officials. After resigning Walker ran for Governor of Texas and became a well-known spokesman for right-wing causes. Today however, Walker is [[SmallReferencePools probably better-known]] for Lee Harvey Oswald trying to assassinate him..

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** President Muffley has some similarities to Adlai Stevenson. Gens. Ripper and Turgidson could both be seen as caricaturing different aspects of real-life USAF General Curtis [=LeMay=]. \n** Ripper also draws on inspiration from Army General Edwin Walker, who was reprimanded by Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy for distributing distributed John Birch Society literature to his troops (illegal under the Hatch Act) and making seditious comments about American officials. After resigning Walker ran for Governor of Texas and became a well-known spokesman for right-wing causes. Today however, Walker is [[SmallReferencePools probably better-known]] for Lee Harvey Oswald trying to assassinate him..demagogue after resigning.



** Other scientists upon whom the Strangelove character was based were Herman Kahn, Edward Teller and John von Neumann. Contrary to popular belief, Strangelove was not based on Henry Kissinger, who at the time was not well known outside of academic circles.

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** Other scientists upon whom the Strangelove character was based were Herman Kahn, Edward Teller and John von Neumann. Contrary to popular belief, Strangelove was not based on While many assume Henry Kissinger, who at Kissinger was an inspiration, Kubrick and Sellers both denied it, and Kissinger (who was neither a rocket scientist nor an ex-Nazi) wouldn't fit the time was not well known outside of academic circles.character anyway.
17th Jul '16 8:34:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: General Ripper may be demented, but he knows his trade; he's shown as an experienced and competent leader who invokes, anticipates, and discusses very relevant tropes.
8th Jul '16 3:30:24 PM troymacgill
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** The Doomsday Machine is deliberately Fail Deadly. Otherwise it wouldn't be much of a Doomsday Machine, as Strangelove [[LampshadeHanging points out]]. Unfortunately it didn't occur to the Soviets to tell anyone about the device well after it became operational, rendering it a complete liability as Strangelove once again points out (though they were planing on announcing it the following Monday, because the premier "loves surprises").

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** The Doomsday Machine is deliberately Fail Deadly. Otherwise it wouldn't be much of a Doomsday Machine, as Strangelove [[LampshadeHanging points out]]. Unfortunately it didn't occur to the Soviets to tell anyone about the device well after it became operational, rendering it a complete liability as Strangelove once again points out (though they were planing planning on announcing it the following Monday, because the premier "loves surprises").
8th Jul '16 3:07:32 PM troymacgill
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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Muffleys retains some minor but inconsistent characterization. Early on, Peters Sellers faked cold symptoms to play up the character's apparent weakness in a comic fashion. Kubrick ultimately found it unappropiate and aimed for a more straight performance. However the President's cold from early takes is still evident but intermitent in several scenes.

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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Muffleys retains some minor but inconsistent characterization. Early on, Peters Sellers faked cold symptoms to play up the character's apparent weakness in a comic fashion. Kubrick ultimately found it unappropiate inappropiate and aimed for a more straight performance. However the President's cold from early takes is still evident but intermitent in several scenes.
12th Jun '16 1:09:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* FanService: Precisely one female character appears in this movie. General Turgidson's mistress and secretary, heard in one scene and seen in a bikini in another. She is also a ''{{Playboy}}'' centrefold.

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* FanService: Precisely one female character appears in this movie. General Turgidson's mistress and secretary, heard in one scene and seen in a bikini in another. She is also a ''{{Playboy}}'' ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'' centrefold.
2nd May '16 3:03:25 PM AnotherGuy
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** The end of the world is started by a man yelling and riding on top of a phallic bomb to a site called "Laputa" (Spanish for "the whore"). It triggers a series of climatic explosions.

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** The end of the world is started by a man yelling and riding on top of a phallic bomb to a site called "Laputa" (Spanish for "the whore"). It triggers a series of climatic climatic, ''orgasmic'' explosions.
27th Apr '16 12:21:59 PM case
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** Another Turgidson one comes when Plan R is in danger of causing the end of the world, and he says that the reliability of it shouldn't be written off after a "single incident".
24th Apr '16 12:48:30 PM eroock
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** Ambassador [[MeaningfulName DeSadesky]] accuses General Turgidson of trying to plant a spy camera on him, and is later shown with another spy camera. This means that either Turgidson always carries a spy camera in case of such an eventuality, or the Russian ambassador carried ''two'' spy cameras.

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** Ambassador [[MeaningfulName DeSadesky]] accuses General Turgidson of trying to plant a spy camera SpyCam on him, and is later shown with another spy camera. This means that either Turgidson always carries a spy camera in case of such an eventuality, or the Russian ambassador carried ''two'' spy cameras.
24th Apr '16 12:47:59 PM eroock
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* ProperlyParanoid: General Turgidson on the Russian ambassador, who takes a photo of TheBigBoard with a camera disguised as a pocket watch (or a pocket watch with an integrated camera) at the end. It's ambiguous if the miniature camera really was his or if Turgidson actually planted it on him.

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* ProperlyParanoid: General Turgidson on the Russian ambassador, who takes a photo of TheBigBoard with a [[SpyCam camera disguised as a pocket watch watch]] (or a pocket watch with an integrated camera) at the end. It's ambiguous if the miniature camera really was his or if Turgidson actually planted it on him.


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* SpyCam: The Russian ambassador is accused of trying to take pictures of the War Room using a camera disguised as a pack of cigarettes. The ambassador claims that the spy camera was planted. It turns out that the ambassador was telling the truth - his spy camera was disguised as his pocket watch (unless you believe that the ambassador brought two hidden cameras with him).
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