History Trivia / DrStrangelove

14th Apr '16 10:26:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Film/BlazingSaddles Taggert]], [[Film/ThePinkPanther the original Clouseau]], [[Film/TheGodfather Captain McClusky]], General Film/{{Patton}}, [[Series/{{Thunderbirds}} Scott Tracy]] and [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader]] (the last two are partly crossed with HeyItsThatVoice).
16th Aug '15 3:13:00 PM nombretomado
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** Creator/PeterSellers originally was also asked to play Maj. T.J. "King" Kong, and practiced intensely with the American screenwriter to get the {{American Accent|s}} right. After the first day of shooting, he sprained his ankle, and could no longer work in the cramped airplane set. So they recast the role with Slim Pickens.

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** Creator/PeterSellers originally was also asked to play Maj. T.J. "King" Kong, and practiced intensely with the American screenwriter to get the {{American UsefulNotes/{{American Accent|s}} right. After the first day of shooting, he sprained his ankle, and could no longer work in the cramped airplane set. So they recast the role with Slim Pickens.
6th Jul '15 6:24:27 AM StFan
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* {{Defictionalization}}: In probably the most disturbing example of defictionalization, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Hand_%28nuclear_war%29 Dead Hand]] system constructed by the Soviets in the '80s is essentially a real-life version of the DoomsdayDevice.



** Also, GeorgeCScott was unwilling to go over the top in his portrayal of General Turgidson, so Kubrick tricked him by telling him to do a few over the top takes as "practice" and that they would never be put into the real movie. Kubrick lied, creating one of the best [[LargeHam Large Hams]] ever but also causing Scott to swear he'd never work with Kubrick again. Scott did end up admiring Kubrick's genius behind all that deception.
* ExecutiveMeddling: The geniuses at Columbia Pictures were for some reason under the impression that the only reason ''{{Lolita}}'' was a success was the gimmick of Peter Sellers playing multiple roles. They would only greenlight ''Dr. Strangelove'' on the condition that Kubrick agree to cast Sellers in ''at least'' four roles.
* FakeNationality - British-born Creator/PeterSellers plays the American President and the eponymous German scientist, as well as the British Group Captain.
* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny: Many of the scenes with Peter Sellers were improvised, most famously the phone conversation with the Soviet premier and "Mein Fuhrer, I can walk!". This is especially impressive when you consider this was a movie by Creator/StanleyKubrick, one of the most infamously controlling directors of all time.
* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Film/BlazingSaddles Taggert]], [[ThePinkPanther the original Clouseau]], [[Film/TheGodfather Captain McClusky]], General Film/{{Patton}}, [[Series/{{Thunderbirds}} Scott Tracy]] and [[StarWars Darth Vader]] (the last two are partly crossed with HeyItsThatVoice).
* MidDevelopmentGenreShift: This was originally meant to be a straight drama, much like the original novel, but Creator/StanleyKubrick found the situations so ridiculous and over the top that he decided to [[PlayedForLaughs play it for]] [[DarkComedy dark laughs]].

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** Also, GeorgeCScott Creator/GeorgeCScott was unwilling to go over the top in his portrayal of General Turgidson, so Kubrick tricked him by telling him to do a few over the top takes as "practice" and that they would never be put into the real movie. Kubrick lied, creating one of the best [[LargeHam Large Hams]] {{Large Ham}}s ever but also causing Scott to swear he'd never work with Kubrick again. Scott did end up admiring Kubrick's genius behind all that deception.
* ExecutiveMeddling: The geniuses at Columbia Pictures were for some reason under the impression that the only reason ''{{Lolita}}'' ''Film/{{Lolita}}'' was a success was the gimmick of Peter Sellers playing multiple roles. They would only greenlight ''Dr. Strangelove'' on the condition that Kubrick agree to cast Sellers in ''at least'' four roles.
* FakeNationality - FakeNationality: British-born Creator/PeterSellers plays the American President and the eponymous German scientist, as well as the British Group Captain.
* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny: Many of the scenes with Peter Sellers were improvised, most famously the phone conversation with the Soviet premier and "Mein Fuhrer, I can walk!". walk!" This is especially impressive when you consider this was a movie by Creator/StanleyKubrick, one of the most infamously controlling directors of all time.
* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Film/BlazingSaddles Taggert]], [[ThePinkPanther [[Film/ThePinkPanther the original Clouseau]], [[Film/TheGodfather Captain McClusky]], General Film/{{Patton}}, [[Series/{{Thunderbirds}} Scott Tracy]] and [[StarWars [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader]] (the last two are partly crossed with HeyItsThatVoice).
* MidDevelopmentGenreShift: This was originally meant to be a straight drama, much like the original novel, but Creator/StanleyKubrick found the situations so ridiculous and over the top over-the-top that he decided to [[PlayedForLaughs play it for]] [[DarkComedy dark laughs]].



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** In the scene where Major Kong reads the description of a survival kit's contents out loud, he originally says "Shoot, a fella could have a pretty good weekend in ''Dallas'' with all that stuff!" ''Dallas'' was redubbed to ''Vegas'' because of the connotations carried by ''Dallas'' in a post JFK-assassination America. It actually worked out well, as ''Vegas'' makes more sense in this context, especially today -- no one would think of Dallas as a "party destination" any more, but Vegas is still the king of "What happens here stays here".
** The original ending was to have everyone in the war room end up in a pie fight (don't ask). The President would be knocked down from the impact of the pie [[PieInTheFace hitting him]], with Gen. Turgidson saying "Gentlemen! Our gallant young president has been struck down in his prime!" Despite it being filmed before the assassination...wow. Just wow. (That wasn't why the scene was deleted, though- they just [[{{Corpsing}} couldn't film it with the necessary "gravity."]])

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** In the scene where Major Kong reads the description of a survival kit's contents out loud, he originally says "Shoot, a fella could have a pretty good weekend in ''Dallas'' with all that stuff!" ''Dallas'' was redubbed to ''Vegas'' because of the connotations carried by ''Dallas'' in a post JFK-assassination America. It actually worked out well, as ''Vegas'' makes more sense in this context, especially today -- no one no-one would think of Dallas as a "party destination" any more, but Vegas is still the king of "What happens here stays here".
** The original ending was to have everyone in the war room end up in a pie fight (don't ask). The President would be knocked down from the impact of the pie [[PieInTheFace hitting him]], with Gen. Turgidson saying "Gentlemen! Our gallant young president has been struck down in his prime!" Despite it being filmed before the assassination... wow. Just wow. (That wasn't why the scene was deleted, though- though -- they just [[{{Corpsing}} couldn't film it with the necessary "gravity."]])



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Creator/PeterSellers originally was also asked to play Maj. T.J. "King" Kong, and practiced intensely with the American screenwriter to get the {{American Accent|s}} right. After the first day of shooting, he sprained his ankle, and could no longer work in the cramped airplane set. So they recast the role with Slim Pickens.
** JohnWayne was considered for the part of Major Kong as well.

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Creator/PeterSellers originally was also asked to play Maj. T.J. "King" Kong, and practiced intensely with the American screenwriter to get the {{American Accent|s}} right. After the first day of shooting, he sprained his ankle, and could no longer work in the cramped airplane set. So they recast the role with Slim Pickens.
** JohnWayne Creator/JohnWayne was considered for the part of Major Kong as well.
11th Jun '15 4:49:59 PM TrollBrutal
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* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny: Many of the scenes with Peter Sellers were improvised, most famously the phone conversation with the Soviet premier and "Mein Fuhrer, I can walk!". This is especially impressive when you consider this was a movie by Creator/StanleyKubrick, one of the most infamously controlling directors of all time.
21st May '15 11:03:53 PM Aeon1337
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Meta-example. Stanley Kubrick tricked George C. Scott into doing over-the-top takes for playing Turgidson as practice, and went to use these takes in the final film. Scott swore not to work with Kubrick again after this, though he actually liked Kubrick's genius behind this deception and was satisfied with his performance in the final film.

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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Meta-example. Stanley Kubrick tricked George C. Scott into doing over-the-top takes for playing Turgidson as practice, and went to use these takes in the final film. Scott swore not to work with Kubrick again after this, though he actually liked Kubrick's genius behind this deception and was satisfied with eventually saw this as one of his performance in the final film.favorite performances.
3rd Apr '15 8:54:58 PM DrOO7
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3rd Apr '15 8:54:06 PM DrOO7
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3rd Apr '15 8:53:47 PM DrOO7
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1st Apr '15 3:53:23 PM nitrokitty
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20th Nov '14 11:38:56 AM TrollBrutal
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Meta-example. Stanley Kubrick tricked George C. Scott into doing over-the-top takes for playing Turgidson as practice, and went to use these takes in the final film. Scott swore not to work with Kubrick again after this, though he actually liked Kubrick's genius behind this deception and was satisfied with his performance in the final film.
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