History Film / DrStrangelove

17th Sep '17 5:59:46 PM nombretomado
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** Strangelove himself has aspects of several real-life nuclear scientists, but his obvious (if never stated) Nazi past specifically evokes Wernher von Braun. ArthurCClarke, who knew both Creator/StanleyKubrick and Wernher von Braun, reported that Kubrick once asked him to "tell Wernher I wasn't getting at him". Clarke adds, "I never did because, firstly, I didn't believe him, and secondly, even if Stanley wasn't, Peter Sellers certainly was."

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** Strangelove himself has aspects of several real-life nuclear scientists, but his obvious (if never stated) Nazi past specifically evokes Wernher von Braun. ArthurCClarke, Creator/ArthurCClarke, who knew both Creator/StanleyKubrick and Wernher von Braun, reported that Kubrick once asked him to "tell Wernher I wasn't getting at him". Clarke adds, "I never did because, firstly, I didn't believe him, and secondly, even if Stanley wasn't, Peter Sellers certainly was."
12th Sep '17 9:02:17 PM DindomirEagleshield
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** Also, the combat scenes could easily pass as actual war footage, with the exception of Gen. Ripper hip-firing a M1919 machine gun (but then again, he is crazy).

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** Also, **Also, the combat scenes could easily pass as actual war footage, with the exception of Gen. Ripper hip-firing a M1919 machine gun (but then again, he is crazy).
12th Sep '17 9:02:14 PM DindomirEagleshield
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**Also, the combat scenes could easily pass as actual war footage, with the exception of Gen. Ripper hip-firing a M1919 machine gun (but then again, he is crazy).
18th Jul '17 9:47:53 PM WillBGood
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* ColonelKilgore: General Turgidson is letting his inner five-year-old play with army men out. His over-the-top enthusiasm shows he gets a hell of a kick out of a war he is supposed to prevent.

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* ColonelKilgore: General Turgidson is letting his inner five-year-old play who plays with army men out. His over-the-top enthusiasm shows he gets a hell of a kick out of a war he is supposed to prevent.
18th Jul '17 9:47:21 PM WillBGood
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** One of the actors (George C. Scott) was forced to [[LargeHam ham it up]] to ''unbelievable'' levels, which he himself HATED. The director most frequently chose these takes, and the actor was outraged.
11th Jul '17 10:12:15 AM Creatura
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* LensmanArmsRace: The Doomsday Weapon was built by the Americans to reach an unsurpassable upper hand over the Soviets. However, General Ripper launches his attack on Russia before the weapon is announced, creating the Foregone Conclusion to the movie. And a nuclear holocaust can't stop the arms race, because now the Americans have to move people into mine shafts as they wait out the radioactivity on the surface. Fearing the Soviets will move more people into mine shafts and have superior numbers when they emerge, Buck Turgidson declares, "We can't allow a mine shaft gap!"

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* LensmanArmsRace: The Doomsday Weapon was built by the Americans Soviets to reach an unsurpassable upper hand over the Soviets.Americans. However, General Ripper launches his attack on Russia before the weapon is announced, creating the Foregone Conclusion to the movie. And a nuclear holocaust can't stop the arms race, because now the Americans have to move people into mine shafts as they wait out the radioactivity on the surface. Fearing the Soviets will move more people into mine shafts and have superior numbers when they emerge, Buck Turgidson declares, "We can't allow a mine shaft gap!"
3rd Jul '17 5:41:13 AM Winter
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* AccidentalPervert: Col. "Bat" Guano, heading an Army division that fought its way into an Air Force base, takes British military attaché Captain Mandrake to be "some kind of deviated ''pre''vert" who killed the commanding general for "finding out about his ''pre''version and organizing a mutiny of ''pre''verts" - most likely on the evidence of his odd accent and uniform.

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* AccidentalPervert: Col. "Bat" Guano, heading an Army division that fought its way into an Air Force base, takes British military attaché Group Captain Mandrake to be "some kind of deviated ''pre''vert" who killed the commanding general for "finding out about his ''pre''version and organizing a mutiny of ''pre''verts" - most likely on the evidence of his odd accent and uniform.
2nd Jul '17 4:49:02 PM StarTropes
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* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: General Turgidson comes off like an unhinged paranoid goofball, but darned if he isn't right about the Russian ambassador spying in the War Room.

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* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: TheCuckoolanderWasRight:
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General Turgidson comes off like an unhinged paranoid goofball, but darned if he isn't right about the Russian ambassador spying in the War Room.Room.
** Doctor Strangelove is right about why building a doomsday machine as a defensive measure and not telling anybody about it is a terribly bad idea.
2nd Jul '17 4:18:22 PM StarTropes
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* AccidentalPervert: Col. "Bat" Guano, heading an Army division that fought its way into an Air Force base, takes British military attaché Captain Mandrake to be "some kind of deviated pervert" who killed the commanding general for "finding out about his perversion and organizing a mutiny of perverts" - most likely on the evidence of his odd accent and uniform.

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* AccidentalPervert: Col. "Bat" Guano, heading an Army division that fought its way into an Air Force base, takes British military attaché Captain Mandrake to be "some kind of deviated pervert" ''pre''vert" who killed the commanding general for "finding out about his perversion ''pre''version and organizing a mutiny of perverts" ''pre''verts" - most likely on the evidence of his odd accent and uniform.
24th Jun '17 7:31:47 PM maxwellsilver
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* RiddleForTheAges: The spy camera General Turgidson found on the Russian ambassador. Did Turgidson really plant it on him, as he claims, or, given [[spoiler:his use of a real spy camera to photograph the big board at the end]], was it really his and he was accusing Turgidson of planting it on him it as plausible deniability?
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