Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Sight & Sound Challenge: Dr. Strangelove (1964)

Film: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (22/250) 
Critics Poll: 117th 
Directors Poll: 107th 
First Time/Rewatch: Rewatch

Man oh man. Want to know how to make a perfect film? Here's the recipe:

1 part Kubrick
3 parts Sellers
1 part Slim Pickens
1 part George C. Scott
A splash of Sterling Hayden's precious bodily fluids
Add a mixture of Cold War paranoia, satire, and the blackest, most well-written comedy you can find.
Mix until blended thoroughly. 
Add pie. 
Remove pie. 
Blow it up. 

There you have it! Should be easy enough to duplicate, right? Wrong. This film is inimitable, timeless, and absolutely flawless. 

We'll meet again...

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