Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb
Just how subversive is this 1964 black comedy about nuclear Armageddon? Nearly 50 years after its release, now that mutual nuclear annihilation between the Soviet Union and the United States doesn't feel like a constant if lunatic possibility, the movie only gets funnier. Credit one of the most adventurous American directors of 20th century's latter half (Stanley Kubrick), one of Texas' most acrid satirists co-authoring the screenplay (Terry Southern), and one of cinema's funniest performers (Peter Sellers) teaming up to poke holes in the military intelligence about nuclear weapons, released but two years after the Cuban Missile Crisis. A renegade air force general (Sterling Hayden) greenlights his fighters to bomb Russia, setting into motion a carnival of political and military absurdity.