Fifth about The Seventh

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Doctor StrangeloveDr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb: there aren’t many (if any) satires that are as good as this Stanley Kubrick’s film. It all starts with a solid blueprint (one that would beget also a straight version which is as effective as this); the starting point is not nearly as far-fetched as one would wish (the world being what it was and is), but the way it’s told makes the concept seem very absurd. It continues with a very game cast; Peter Sellers famously plays three different roles (all of them very effectively) and is matched beat-by-beat by co-stars George C. Scott, Slim Pickens and Sterling Hayden. Furthermore, the production design by Ken Adam is very good and editor Anthony Harvey balances the story threads nicely.

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