History YMMV / DrStrangelove

25th Jan '16 11:54:15 AM TrollBrutal
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** Is President Muffley a pushover weakling or a compassionate man with regular bouts of competence and who has been dealt a terribly bad hand. He flip-flops regarding goofiness and firmness.
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** Is President Muffley a pushover weakling or a compassionate man with regular bouts of competence and who has been dealt a terribly bad hand. hand? He flip-flops regarding goofiness and firmness.
25th Jan '16 11:53:34 AM TrollBrutal
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Is Strangelove a literal MadScientist, or is he a MagnificentBastard who's using ObfuscatingInsanity to essentially TakeOverTheWorld?
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternateCharacterInterpretation: ** Is Strangelove a literal MadScientist, or is he a MagnificentBastard who's using ObfuscatingInsanity to essentially TakeOverTheWorld? TakeOverTheWorld? ** Is President Muffley a pushover weakling or a compassionate man with regular bouts of competence and who has been dealt a terribly bad hand. He flip-flops regarding goofiness and firmness.
19th Jan '16 2:24:11 AM TrollBrutal
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Crosswicking
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* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: The movie has a strong anti-war, anti-military message... but the scenes of Major Kong and his bomber crew are pure awesome. SAC crews (that is, people who fly bombers) were some of the biggest fans of the movie. The way you're sort-of rooting for Kong and his crew, even though the completion of their mission would mean the end of the world, is actually neatly summed up by the film itself by Turgidson in a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxLe8MWdWe0 mood-swinging scene]].
23rd Dec '15 9:19:18 PM redandready45
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* JerkassWoobie: Turgidson. In most of the movie, he acts like a bombastic buffoon, until his shock when he realize the world may end.
12th Dec '15 6:52:52 AM AFP
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** It gets worse if you study the history of the Cold War and see how close we came to war entirely by accident multiple times, particularly due to malfunctions in the early warning systems used by both sides (think the plot of ''Film/WarGames'', but with the humans still actually in direct control of the arsenal).
19th Nov '15 4:48:24 PM ThallianGold
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Is Strangelove a literal MadScientist, or is he a MagnificentBastard who's using ObfuscatingInsanity to essentially TakeOverTheWorld?
12th Aug '15 8:36:27 PM Discontent
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* DudeNotFunny: ... Unfortunately, not many contemporary audiences got the joke. Many critics called the film sick and disgusting for showing such blatant disregard for the country's leadership, and even Columbia Pictures dismissed positive reviews as coming from "pinko nutcases" and insisted that the film was a zany novelty flick which in ''no'' way reflected their actual stance on politics.
12th Aug '15 8:58:21 AM AnotherGuy
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* FreudWasRight: TheMovie. Seriously, everything in the film is a sexual metaphor. '''Everything'''.
3rd Aug '15 6:12:24 PM Sabrewing
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* DudeNotFunny: ... Unfortunately, not many contemporary audiences got the joke. Many critics called the film sick and disgusting for showing such blatant disregard for the country's leadership, and even Columbia Pictures dismissed positive reviews as coming from "pinko nutcases" and insisted that the film was a zany novelty flick which in ''no'' way reflected their actual stance on politics.
19th Apr '15 4:25:30 AM TrollBrutal
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: A very dark comedy with plenty of examples, but Turgidson joyful, infantile attitude on the brink of annihilation is particularly funny. Also works on a meta level on the part of Kubrick, as he chose to take RefugeInAudacity when he realized that the whole nuclear fracas was too absurd to be taken seriously and changed the tone of the movie from drama to satire.
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