Dr. Strangelove.
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January 29, 1964 - 2024: 60 years of: Dr. Strangelove.

Peace is their profession.

When Stanley Kubrick, becomes THE Stanley Kubrick. Sharpening his teeth with 1962's Lolita, it was there that his first collaboration with actor Peter Sellers would be initiated. Coming back and blooming with this new super-project, Kubrick would now do the unthinkable: laugh at the Government and the U.S. Air-Force.

At the height of the Cold War, in a so close post Cuban Missile Crisis, Kubrick wanted to have fun with this global pissing-contest ...and expose the incompetence / impotence of our East - West World Leaders.

A deranged American General sets-off a chain of events to strike the U.S.S.R. with a nuclear assault. Rapidly the U.S. President reacts and recalls the air-bound B52s ...except for a single non-responsive plane. In tense communication with the Soviets, we learn that a computerized inviolable protocol as been set to react and counter-attack in case of an incoming-death: the Doomsday Machine.

Man -versus- Machine, a fail-safe mechanism that will turn the Earth ...from blue to gray. In correlation with real-life secret U.S. program Operation Paperclip, this influx of 1945 German brains would bring us, the viciously enigmatic super super-villain: Dr. Strangelove ...the man with the answer.

Lust leads to Armageddon.

The darkest comedy, the greatest satire, the big showdown ...as the Word ends. Furthermore, the big showdown for Peter Sellers, who would incarnate three main-characters: the British Captain, the American President and the nazi Doctor. Aesthetically, culturally and historically, the movie was eventually archived at the National Film Registry in 1989.

Dr. Strangelove or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb.

A tour-de-force, walking the thin line between irony and dire consequences. The first pinnacle for director Stanley Kubrick. The first icon in many, many Kubrick-produced motion-picture game-changers.

Now finally respected by his peers and the industry, Kubrick's next offering would spring out of space ...in full exposed rich colors in the blackest of the Cosmos. One of mankind's most strange, daring, explosive and out of this world cornucopia ever: 1968's 2001: A Space Odyssey.

"Gentlemen you can't fight in here this is the War-Room !" - The U.S. President.

RIP Peter Sellers CBE AKA Mandrake + President + Strangelove (1925-1980)
RIP Slim Pickens AKA Major Kong (1919-1983)
RIP Peter Bull DSC AKA De Sadeski (1912-1984)
RIP Sterling Hayden AKA Ripper (1916-1986)
RIP Keenan Wynn AKA Guano (1916-1986)
RIP George C. Scott AKA Turgidson (1927-1999)
RIP Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999)
RIP Tracy Reed AKA Miss Scott (1942-2012)
RIP Shane Rimmer AKA Owens (1929-2019)

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