History Film / DrStrangelove

21st Jun '17 5:51:37 PM mkmckoy
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* IdiotBall: Premier Kissov!
-->'''Dr. Strangelove''': The whole point of a Doomsday Machine is lost if you keep it a secret! Why didnít you tell the world, ''eh?''!
-->'''Ambassador de Sadesky''': It was to be announced at the Party Congress on Monday. AsYouKnow, the Premier loves surprises.
15th Jun '17 12:42:06 AM TrollBrutal
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->'''Dr. Strangelove''': The whole point of a Doomsday Machine is lost if you keep it a secret! Why didnít you tell the world, ''eh?''!
->'''Ambassador de Sadesky''': It was to be announced at the Party Congress on Monday. As you know, the Premier loves surprises.

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->'''Dr. Strangelove''': The whole point of a Doomsday Machine is lost if ->''"Gentlemen, you keep it a secret! Why didnít you tell can't fight in here! This is the world, ''eh?''!
->'''Ambassador de Sadesky''': It was to be announced at the Party Congress on Monday. As you know, the Premier loves surprises.
War Room!"''
-->-- '''President Merkin Muffley'''
14th Jun '17 4:03:24 PM mkmckoy
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->''"Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!"''
-->-- '''President Merkin Muffley'''

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->''"Gentlemen, ->'''Dr. Strangelove''': The whole point of a Doomsday Machine is lost if you can't fight in here! This is keep it a secret! Why didnít you tell the War Room!"''
-->-- '''President Merkin Muffley'''
world, ''eh?''!
->'''Ambassador de Sadesky''': It was to be announced at the Party Congress on Monday. As you know, the Premier loves surprises.



* TheWarRoom: A very influential Ur-example. A huge, elaborate set designed by Creator/KenAdam.

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* TheWarRoom: A very influential Ur-example.The TropeCodifier (just see the Trope page). A huge, elaborate set designed by Creator/KenAdam. Also sparked the most famous quote from the movie.
-->'''President Muffley''': "Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!"
14th May '17 7:26:55 PM TheBigBopper
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* ArmedFarces

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* ArmedFarcesArmedFarces: The U.S. military is satirized throughout the movie.



* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety[=/=]RecklessGunUsage: General Ripper with his Browning M1919 .30 caliber machine gun. He fires it from the hip and holds it by the barrel. In RealLife, he would be unlikely to hit anything at medium-to-long range, and would probably burn his hand off in the process.

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* ArtisticLicenseGunSafety[=/=]RecklessGunUsage: ArtisticLicenseGunSafety: General Ripper with Ripper, who really ought to know better, fires his Browning M1919 .30 caliber machine gun. He fires it gun from the hip and holds while holding it by the barrel. In RealLife, he would be unlikely to hit anything at medium-to-long range, and would probably burn his hand off in the process.
1st May '17 2:27:55 AM dragonus45
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* {{Gendercide}}: Implied after the end. With the nuclear holocaust imminent, Government leaders plan to hole up in mineshaft shelters with 10 women for every man. Gen. Turgidson is very excited at this prospect, provided the US doesn't suffer a "mineshaft gap". When you think about it they seem to be suggesting a pretty squicky prospect where every man will have ten sex slaves (beauty was mentioned as the main criteria), and women have little function other than breeding. It would be interesting to see what would happen after the women realized their odds would be ten to one.

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* {{Gendercide}}: Implied after the end. With the nuclear holocaust imminent, Government leaders plan to hole up in mineshaft shelters with 10 women for every man. Gen. Turgidson is very excited at this prospect, provided the US doesn't suffer a "mineshaft gap". When you think about it they seem to be suggesting a pretty squicky prospect where every man will have ten sex slaves (beauty was mentioned as the main criteria), and women have little function other than breeding. It would be interesting to see what would happen after the women realized their odds would be ten to one.
4th Apr '17 9:57:04 PM Psychadelico
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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Ultimately it is [[GambitPileUp a number]] of [[IdiotPlot ill-advised]] and [[GreyAndGrayMorality morally ambiguous]] plans all going ''exactly as intended'' that leads to the EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.
4th Apr '17 9:54:16 PM Psychadelico
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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Ultimately it is a number of [[IdiotPlot ill-advised]] and [[GreyAndGrayMorality morally ambiguous]] plans all going ''exactly as intended'' that leads to the EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.

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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Ultimately it is [[GambitPileUp a number number]] of [[IdiotPlot ill-advised]] and [[GreyAndGrayMorality morally ambiguous]] plans all going ''exactly as intended'' that leads to the EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.
4th Apr '17 9:51:08 PM Psychadelico
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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Ultimately it is a number of [[IdiotPlot ill-advised]] and [[GreyAndGrayMorality morally ambiguous]] plans all going ''exactly as intended'' that leads to the EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.
20th Mar '17 10:36:11 AM marcoasalazarm
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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".

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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 (and the psychological screening process given to those who can enable the Plan that theoretically ''isn't supposed to allow this situation to happen in the first place'') shouldn't be written off after a "single incident".
20th Mar '17 10:06:44 AM StarTropes
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%%** Major Kong is also an example.

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%%** ** Major Kong is also an example.example, telling his men that they all deserve promotions and citations regardless of their race, color or creed.



* RedAlert: General Ripper puts his base on Condition Red.



* {{Understatement}}:
** "Mr. President, I'm not saying we wouldn't get our hair mussed..."
** President Muffley, on the phone with the Soviet Premier -- "One of our generals went a little... 'funny'... and went and did a silly thing..."
** "I hate to judge a man before the full facts are in but at this point it does appear that General Ripper has exceeded his authority..."
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