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

Dr. Strangelove: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Stanley Kubrick and produced by Stanley Kubrick, Victor Lyndon and Leon Minoff.

The film was based on the novel Red Alert written by Peter George published in 1958.

SYNOPSIS

When a psychotic U.S. general launches a preemptive strike against "the Commies," the American president (Sellers, in one of three roles) must deal with gung-ho military brass, bureaucratic bumbling, a drunken Soviet premier, and a twisted German rocket scientist. Horribly funny. Based on the novel Red Alert by Peter George.

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Dr. Strangelove: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1989.

Academy Awards 1964 --- Ceremony Number 37 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorPeter SellersNominated
Best DirectorStanley KubrickNominated
Best PictureStanley Kubrick, ProducerNominated
Best WritingStanley Kubrick, Peter George, Terry SouthernNominated
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Group Capt. Lionel Mandrake: If you don't put that gun away and stop this stupid nonsense, the court of Enquiry on this'll give you such a pranging, you'll be lucky if you end up wearing the uniform of a bloody toilet attendant.


Group Capt. Lionel Mandrake: Do I look all rancid and clotted? You look at me, Jack. Eh? Look, eh? And I drink a lot of water, you know. I'm what you might call a water man, Jack - that's what I am. And I can swear to you, my boy, swear to you, that there's nothing wrong with my bodily fluids. Not a thing, Jackie.


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In Terry Southern's script, Muffley has a bad cold. Peter Sellers played this up so hilariously that the cast kept cracking up during filming. Stanley Kubrick decided to make him a foil for everyone else's craziness instead, and re-shot the scenes with Sellers now playing the role straight.
Depite the editing and cross-cutting, Peter Bull, playing Soviet Ambassador de Sadesky, is glimpsed trying to keep himself from cracking up in the scene where Dr. Strangelove's mechanical arm and hand are moving out of control.
The background footage for the model B-52 is filmed from a Boeing B-17G, whose shadow can be seen on the ground.
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