Episode 099: Stanley Kubrick’s “Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love The Bomb”
A discussion with Tyler Smith (@MoreLessons), the Host of Battleship Pretension and the More Than One Lesson podcast, on Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 film, “Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.”
In 1964, Stanley Kubrick found comedy in nuclear fallout during the Cold War between the US and Russia. “Dr. Strangelove: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Bomb” was a commercial and critical success, despite the Bay of Pigs and the Assassination of John F. Kennedy. By taking a more comic approach to Peter George’s novel, “Red Alert,” “Dr. Stangelove” would go down as an instant classic, not only for Stanley Kubrick but for cinematic comedy.
How much of “Dr. Strangelove’s” success would have to do from the performance from Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden and Slim Pickens? How eerily accurate was “Dr. Strangelove” for its time? And why did Stanley Kubrick ultimately decide to make “Dr. Stangelove” an out right comedy, instead of taking a more serious tone as the source material would suggest?
Stanely Kubrick’s “Dr. Strangelove: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Bomb” is the subject of episode 99 of the AuteurCast…