History Trivia / DrStrangelove

18th Nov '16 11:00:17 AM Thibaud
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** Especially strange since in ''Film/{{Lolita}}'', Sellers does not actually play multiple roles. He plays a single character who briefly pretends to be someone else.
25th Oct '16 1:17:08 PM TimeLordVictorious
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* UrExample
** TheWarRoom
14th Oct '16 3:32:03 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* StillbornFranchise: In 1995, Cretor/StanleyKubrick enlisted Terry Southern to script a sequel titled Son of Strangelove. Kubrick had Creator/TerryGilliam in mind to direct. The script was never completed, but index cards laying out the story's basic structure were found among Southern's papers after his October 1995 death; it was set largely in underground bunkers, where Dr. Strangelove had taken refuge with a group of women.

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* StillbornFranchise: In 1995, Cretor/StanleyKubrick enlisted Terry Southern to script a sequel titled Son ''Son of Strangelove.Strangelove''. Kubrick had Creator/TerryGilliam in mind to direct. The script was never completed, but index cards laying out the story's basic structure were found among Southern's papers after his October 1995 death; it was set largely in underground bunkers, where Dr. Strangelove had taken refuge with a group of women.
4th Oct '16 6:04:48 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* RevisedEnding: The film famously had an original ending where everyone in the War Room breaks into a pie fight. Creator/StanleyKubrick decided not to end a black comedy with a farce. (Note there are pies on the table in the room).
17th Sep '16 3:44:48 PM DrOO7
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** AFIS100Years100Movies10ThAnniversaryEdition: #39

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** AFIS100Years100Movies10ThAnniversaryEdition: AFIS100Years100Movies10THAnniversaryEdition: #39
9th Aug '16 2:48:54 PM siberia82
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* ReferencedBy: The war room in ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' is almost identical to the one in this movie.
7th Aug '16 7:27:17 PM LtFedora
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** During the shootout in Ripper's office, Peter Seller's line was "I've got this thing in my leg." When he said it, it sounded like "This ''string'' in my leg's gone." Naturally, it was kept in.
20th Jul '16 2:33:33 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* DisownedAdaptation: Author Peter George, who wrote ''Red Alert'', detested the conversion of his book to a satire, but wrote a tie-in novelization of the film anyway.

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* DisownedAdaptation: DisownedAdaptation: Author Peter George, who wrote ''Red Alert'', detested the conversion of his book to a satire, but wrote a tie-in novelization of the film anyway.



In 2013 Gilliam commented, "I was told after Kubrick died-by someone who had been dealing with him-that he had been interested in trying to do another Strangelove with me directing. I never knew about that until after he died but I would have loved to."

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** In 2013 Gilliam commented, "I was told after Kubrick died-by someone who had been dealing with him-that he had been interested in trying to do another Strangelove with me directing. I never knew about that until after he died but I would have loved to."
20th Jul '16 2:32:59 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ActingForTwo: Peter Sellers as Captain Mandrake, President Merkin Muffley and Dr. Strangelove, and it was meant to be 4 but a sprained ankle prevented him from getting into and out of the B-52 set, so Slim Pickens was added to the cast to play "King" Kong.
* 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 eventually saw this as one of his favorite performances.

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* ActingForTwo: Peter Sellers Creator/PeterSellers as Captain Mandrake, President Merkin Muffley and Dr. Strangelove, and it was meant to be 4 but a sprained ankle prevented him from getting into and out of the B-52 set, so Slim Pickens was added to the cast to play "King" Kong.
* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Meta-example. Stanley Kubrick Creator/StanleyKubrick tricked George C. Scott Creator/GeorgeCScott 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 eventually saw this as one of his favorite performances.



* BackedByThePentagon: Not in this case.



* DisownedAdaptation: Author Peter George, who wrote ''Red Alert'', detested the conversion of his book to a satire, but wrote a tie-in novelization of the film anyway.



* IronyAsSheIsCast: Creator/SterlingHayden, who plays a paranoiac who fears communists, was himself an American Communist Party member at one time.



* RetroactiveRecognition: Creator/JamesEarlJones makes his film debut.
* StillbornFranchise: In 1995, Cretor/StanleyKubrick enlisted Terry Southern to script a sequel titled Son of Strangelove. Kubrick had Creator/TerryGilliam in mind to direct. The script was never completed, but index cards laying out the story's basic structure were found among Southern's papers after his October 1995 death; it was set largely in underground bunkers, where Dr. Strangelove had taken refuge with a group of women.
In 2013 Gilliam commented, "I was told after Kubrick died-by someone who had been dealing with him-that he had been interested in trying to do another Strangelove with me directing. I never knew about that until after he died but I would have loved to."
* RevisedEnding: The film famously had an original ending where everyone in the War Room breaks into a pie fight. Creator/StanleyKubrick decided not to end a black comedy with a farce. (Note there are pies on the table in the room).



** Much of Peter Sellers' dialogue was improvised (Kubrick had three cameras on Sellers at all times to take full advantage of this), including the hotline telephone conversation; similarly, Strangelove's EvilHand's rampage at the end was largely improvisation (it was also Sellers' idea that it should be gloved). Keep in mind that Kubrick was the most insane [[ControlFreak perfectionist]] in the history of filmmaking. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome And Sellers got to ad-lib.]]

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** Much of Peter Sellers' Creator/PeterSellers' dialogue was improvised (Kubrick had three cameras on Sellers at all times to take full advantage of this), including the hotline telephone conversation; similarly, Strangelove's EvilHand's rampage at the end was largely improvisation (it was also Sellers' idea that it should be gloved). Keep in mind that Kubrick was the most insane [[ControlFreak perfectionist]] in the history of filmmaking. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome And Sellers got to ad-lib.]]


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*** According to some accounts, Sellers was also invited to play the part of General Buck Turgidson, but turned it down because it was too physically demanding.


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** In one version of the script, aliens from outer space observed all of the action.
** Merkin Muffley originally had a bad cold and a slightly effeminate manner. Peter Sellers played this up so hilariously that the cast kept cracking up during filming. Stanley Kubrick decided to make him a foil for everyone else's craziness instead, and re-shot the scenes with Sellers now playing the role straight, serving as an oasis of reason amidst all the madness.
* WorkingTitle: ''The Edge of Doom'', ''The Delicate Balance of Terror'' and ''Dr. Doomsday or: How to Start World War III Without Even Trying, Dr. Strangelove's Secret Uses of Uranus, and Wonderful Bomb''.
20th May '16 10:24:12 AM case
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