History Film / DrStrangelove

22nd Sep '16 5:00:59 PM evilwillhunting
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** A more subtle form of symbolism: chewing gum represents the upcoming war. Mandrake forlornly fidgets with a stick of chewing gum while sitting on Ripper's couch, which Turgidson gobbles down stick after stick of gum with aplomb.

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** A more subtle form of symbolism: chewing gum represents the upcoming war. Mandrake forlornly fidgets with a stick of chewing gum while sitting on Ripper's couch, which while Turgidson gobbles down stick after stick of gum with aplomb.
22nd Sep '16 5:00:16 PM evilwillhunting
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** A more subtle form of symbolism: chewing gum represents the upcoming war. Mandrake forlornly fidgets with a stick of chewing gum while sitting on Ripper's couch, which Turgidson gobbles down stick after stick of gum with aplomb.
18th Sep '16 3:15:44 PM safari169
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** Ripper's paranoia about [[WaterSourceTampering water fluoridation]] was based on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_fluoridation_controversy#Conspiracy_theories real conspiracy theories]] about the effects of fluoridation, some which persist to this day on both extremes of the political spectrum, minus the "vodka-drinking Russians did it" part. It is controversial because it isn't a good idea to injest fluoride.

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** Ripper's paranoia about [[WaterSourceTampering water fluoridation]] was based on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_fluoridation_controversy#Conspiracy_theories real conspiracy theories]] about the effects of fluoridation, some which persist to this day on both extremes of the political spectrum, minus the "vodka-drinking Russians did it" part. It is controversial because it isn't a good idea to injest fluoride.
17th Sep '16 10:39:22 AM SlaughterhouseDb
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* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: A perplexing example with Dr. Strangelove himself; when he tries to enjoy a cigarette, his EvilHand keeps trying to remove it from his mouth. This is almost certainly an oblique reference to the Nazi's attempts to discourage smoking because they thought it was detrimental to the health.

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* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: A perplexing example with Dr. Strangelove himself; when he tries to enjoy a cigarette, his EvilHand keeps trying to remove it from his mouth. This is almost certainly an oblique reference to the Nazi's attempts to discourage smoking [[JerkAssHasAPoint because they thought it was detrimental to the health.health]].
3rd Sep '16 7:53:35 AM Icarael
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* DownerEnding: Probably one of the funniest.

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* DownerEnding: Probably one of Despite the funniest.attempts of both sides, a single nuclear warhead passes through, triggering a doomsday machine which fills the Earth with nuclear explosions and fallout. The final scene is a series of mushroom clouds, accompanied with the song "We'll Meet Again". And yet, it still remains hilarious.
31st Aug '16 11:01:37 AM LegoCrafter2014
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** Ripper's paranoia about [[WaterSourceTampering water fluoridation]] was based on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_fluoridation_controversy#Conspiracy_theories real conspiracy theories]] about the effects of fluoridation, some which persist to this day on both extremes of the political spectrum, minus the "vodka-drinking Russians did it" part.

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** Ripper's paranoia about [[WaterSourceTampering water fluoridation]] was based on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_fluoridation_controversy#Conspiracy_theories real conspiracy theories]] about the effects of fluoridation, some which persist to this day on both extremes of the political spectrum, minus the "vodka-drinking Russians did it" part. It is controversial because it isn't a good idea to injest fluoride.
28th Aug '16 11:07:49 AM Morgenthaler
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In Washington, U.S. President Merkin Muffley (Peter Sellers again) holds a meeting in the War Room with his top advisors. While the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, General Buck Turgidson (Creator/GeorgeCScott), sees the crisis as an opportunity to hit the Russkies where they live once and for all, the President's [[GeniusCripple wheelchair-bound]], [[NazisWithGnarlyWeapons ex-Nazi]] [[MadScientist science advisor]], Dr. Strangelove (also Peter Sellers), and the Soviet ambassador (Peter Bull) both confirm that an attack on the USSR will trigger [[DoomsdayDevice The Doomsday Machine]]: a computer programmed to [[SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum detonate a cobalt bomb that will kill nearly all life on Earth's surface with its radiation over the course of months, if the Soviet Union is attacked (or if any attempt is made to disable the Doomsday Machine]]). The president gets on the hotline and desperately attempts to convince the drunken Soviet premier that the American attack is just a silly mistake as they attempt to call off the attack.

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In Washington, U.S. President Merkin Muffley (Peter Sellers again) holds a meeting in the War Room with his top advisors. While the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, General Buck Turgidson (Creator/GeorgeCScott), sees the crisis as an opportunity to hit the Russkies where they live once and for all, the President's [[GeniusCripple wheelchair-bound]], [[NazisWithGnarlyWeapons [[UsefulNotes/NazisWithGnarlyWeapons ex-Nazi]] [[MadScientist science advisor]], Dr. Strangelove (also Peter Sellers), and the Soviet ambassador (Peter Bull) both confirm that an attack on the USSR will trigger [[DoomsdayDevice The Doomsday Machine]]: a computer programmed to [[SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum detonate a cobalt bomb that will kill nearly all life on Earth's surface with its radiation over the course of months, if the Soviet Union is attacked (or if any attempt is made to disable the Doomsday Machine]]). The president gets on the hotline and desperately attempts to convince the drunken Soviet premier that the American attack is just a silly mistake as they attempt to call off the attack.
1st Aug '16 7:01:15 AM mlsmithca
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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 inappropiate 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 Muffley retains some minor but inconsistent characterization. Early on, Peters Peter Sellers faked cold symptoms to play up the character's apparent weakness in a comic fashion. Kubrick ultimately found it inappropiate inappropriate and aimed for a more straight performance. However the President's cold from early takes is still evident but intermitent intermittent in several scenes.



* UsefulNotes/ColdWar: Set in the contemporary [[TheSixties sixties]], at the height of the arms race.
1st Aug '16 6:57:25 AM AllenbysEyes88
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** The Soviets developed a real-life "Doomsday Device" called [[http://www.nytimes.com/1993/10/08/world/russia-has-doomsday-machine-us-expert-says.html the Dead Hand]], albeit not until the '70s and '80s. One wonders if [[{{Defictionalization}} they drew inspiration from the movie]].

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** The Soviets developed a real-life "Doomsday Device" called [[http://www.nytimes.com/1993/10/08/world/russia-has-doomsday-machine-us-expert-says.html the Dead Hand]], albeit not until the '70s and '80s. One wonders if [[{{Defictionalization}} they drew inspiration from the movie]].movie.
1st Aug '16 6:56:41 AM AllenbysEyes88
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** The Soviets developed a real-life "Doomsday Device" called [[http://www.nytimes.com/1993/10/08/world/russia-has-doomsday-machine-us-expert-says.html the Dead Hand]], albeit not until the '70s and '80s. One wonders if [[{{Defictionalization}} they drew inspiration from the movie]].
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