Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Happy Anniversary! Premiered January, 29th, 1964

Classic Film Aficionados

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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb is a (pardon the following puns) buckish, ripping, almost as strange as a real life yarn, with a story line as big as the Empire State Building-climbing gorilla himself. A little love is saluted along the way, jokes coming at the speed of sound with not the slightest hint of residual guano oder. From start to finish its all in good fun with no surliness. Some have called it a Black-comedy but I like to think of it more as shadowy or shall we say nightshade like amusement. Putting aside my humorous bent in this first paragraph, Dr. Strangelove is an acerbic,  brilliant, darkly funny film, treading paths that few stories have dared to walk in; in a few words more: a Stanley Kubrick movie.

Every aspect of Strangelove was masterfully crafted, each participant making the most of what was given them…

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