Strangelove, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. Stanley Kubrick's brilliant, satirical, provocative. Cold War politics that features. The undated, landmark. Fail- Safe(1. 96. Early drafts of the script were titled.
Edge of Doom and The Delicate Balance of Terror. Strangelove. himself did not appear in the novel, however - he was added by Kubrick and. Southern. The mid- 1. The film's anti- war. President Kennedy, the Bay of Pigs fiasco and the heated- up intensification. Cold War and nuclear arms race. Furthermore, it should be noted that none of the.
Strangelove is an ex-Nazi scientist, suggesting Operation Paperclip, the US effort to recruit top German technical talent at the end of World War II. He serves as President Muffley's scientific.
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The funny (and frightening), dark film cleverly cuts back and forth mid- scene. Air Force command base of. Russians have devised water fluoridation to weaken American men - filmed. B- 5. 2 bomber sent. Soviets with a preemptive strike - led by a Southern- accented. Pentagon's huge underground War Room where an inept US. President has convened an advisory staff - including a saber- rattling general.
Soviet ambassador, and a crazed German nuclear. There were a total of four Academy Award nominations (with no wins) for. Best Picture, Best Actor (Peter Sellers), Best Director, and Best. Adapted Screenplay. It lost the first three Oscars to the popular My.
Fair Lady (1. 96. Screenplay award to Becket (1. Dr. Strangelove is most memorable for Peter Sellers' Oscar- nominated. Kubrick's Lolita. Dr. Strangelove (an eccentric, wheel- chair bound German. Presidential advisor - similar to real- life Secretary of State. Dr. Henry Kissinger, who has an uncontrollable mechanical hand that involuntarily.
Nazi salutes and threatens homicide, similar to Lionel Atwill's local police Inspector Krogh character with a mechanical wooden arm in Son of Frankenstein (1. Mr. Merkin Muffley (an egg- headed President of the US. American accent, similar to 5.
Presidential candidate Adlai. Stevenson)Group Captain Lionel Mandrake (a stuffy British Exchange. Programme liaison officer with a crisp English accent, similar to the Alec. Guinness' character Col. Nicholson in The Bridge.
River Kwai (1. 95. NOTE: Sellers was originally cast to appear in a.
Major T. Kong (played by Slim Pickens in the film), but. Texan accent, he broke his. In addition to numerous sexual images and jokes throughout. Ripper's. impotent . Rippera notorious English psychopathic killer of. Sterling Hayden. Mandrakea medicinal plant root or herb, said to encourage.
Peter Sellers. Buck Turgidsona . Scott. Merkin Muffleymerkin = slang for female pubic area or pudendum.
Peter Sellers. Col. Strange- loveperverted love. Peter Sellers. The bombs. Inscribed with . It has. Rocky mountain. peaks visibly poke through in the distance. The Earth is without sign of man. Intelligence sources traced the site of the top secret Russian.
Arctic peaks. of the Zhokhov Islands. What they were building, or why it should be. The film title credits - - designed by Pablo Ferro - - are his trademark: starkly scrawled, hand- drawn letters, a style he also used for Stop Making Sense (1. The credits play over the graceful, mid- air refueling of a long- range, B- 5.
SAC nuclear bomber - . From above, the silvery, huge, phallic- like nose of. After fueling, the tanker aircraft's fuel nozzle breaks away from the aircraft. Inside a brightly- lit computer room. Ripper (Sterling Hayden). The obsessively paranoid, crazed. I want this flashed.
Mandrake: (deferentially) Condition Red, sir, yes, jolly good idea. That keeps. the men on their toes. Ripper: Group Captain, I'm afraid this is not an exercise. Mandrake: Not an exercise, sir?
Ripper: .. It looks like we're in a shooting war. Mandrake: (politely irritated) Oh hell.
Are the Russians involved, sir? Ripper: .. It just came in on the Red Phone.
My orders are for this base to. I mean to do, seal it tight. Now, I want. you to transmit plan R, R for Robert, to the wing. Plan R for Robert.. It. looks like it's pretty hairy..
Now last, and possibly most important - I want. They might be used. As the alert is signaled by a siren sounding on the base. B- 5. 2's, Ripper closes. The narrator makes a final statement regarding Strategic.
Air Command readiness - later dubbed . Based in America, the Airborne alert force is deployed from.
Persian Gulf to the Arctic Ocean, but they have one geographical factor. Russia. In the claustrophobic, machine- dominated interior of one.
B- 5. 2 bombers at its failsafe point, a dim- witted crew is engaged. Radio operator Lieutenant B.
The letters and numbers are decoded. Top Secret Aircraft Communications Codes manual as Wing attack Plan. R. Irritated when informed of the orders for Wing attack Plan. R (R for Romeo . And old Ripper wouldn't be. R unless them Russkies had already clobbered Washington and.
Kong dons his ten- gallon hat and solemnly announces to his. Nuclear (pronounced 'nookular'). Rooskies. Over the intercom, Kong delivers a memorable, patriotic speech to his men.
American sent on a glory mission: Now look, boys. I ain't much of a hand at makin'. But I got a pretty fair idea that somethin' doggone important. And I got a fair idea of the kind of personal emotions. Heck, I reckon you wouldn't even. I want you to remember one thing: the folks. Tell ya somethin' else.
If this thing. turns out to be half as important as I figure it just might. I'd say that you're all in line for some important. That goes for every last one of ya, regardless of. Now, let's get this thing. We got some flyin' to do.
In the next scene, the phone rings in the mirrored hotel. General . Freddie Puntridge that Turgidson is . Right. wing war hawk Turgidson wears an open sports shirt and shorts, slapping. He first finds out that there's.
Turgidson intermingles war and sex talk in his. Miss Scott: Buck, honey.. I'm not sleepy either. Turgidson: I know how it is, baby. You just start your.
Bucky'll be back here before you can say.. Blast Off! Back at an alerted Burpelson Air Force Base, Ripper uses. PA system from his desk with his cigar in one hand and the phallic- looking. He paranoically proclaims the Red Alert to grim- faced.
SAC: . And. for this reason, men, I want to impress upon you the need for extreme watchfulness. He may even come. But however he comes, we must stop him. His foreboding words include three simple rules: (1) trust. General Ripper has effectively closed off his base. He concludes with words of encouragement and enforced. I have always expected the best from you, and you have never given.
A jeep backs up, filled with all the tagged, confiscated radios that have. Russians from planting false radio.
While listening to Ripper's voice, Mandrake finds one transistor. He switches it on and listens. The radio's music blends into the background thematic music. B- 5. 2 bomber, . To insure that the enemy cannot monitor or send voice transmissions.
Kong orders that all of the transmission receivers aboard the aircraft must. OPE will get through (they will be routed through a device called.