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Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

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Original title
Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Running time
93 min.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Stanley Kubrick, Terry Southern, Peter George. Novel: Peter George
Laurie Johnson. Closing music: Vera Lynn
Gilbert Taylor (B&W)
Columbia Pictures, Hawk Films
Comedy. War | Satire. Black Comedy. Cold War. Nuclear Holocaust
Convinced that the Russians have infiltrated America's "vital essence", the crazed Ripper gives the go code to the 843rd bomb wing to attack Russia, setting in motion a series of darkly hilarious vignettes involving gung-ho soldiers, wacky generals, spying Russians, drunken premiers, battles with soda machines, fights in the War Room, and the Russians' top-secret Doomsday Machine. The film has three main centers of action: one of the B-52 bombers, on which a group of loyal men know they are about to start World War III; Burpelson Air Force Base, where Group Captain Lionel Mandrake (Peter Sellers) is trying to convince everyone that Ripper has gone mad and the bombing must be stopped; and the War Room, where President Merkin Muffley (Sellers again) is trying to make peace with the Russians.
Rankings Position
1964: 4 Nominations for Oscar: Best Movie, Director, Actor (Peter Sellers), Screenplay
1964: BAFTA Awards: Best Film, British Film and Art Direction (B&W). 6 Nominations
1964: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Director. 3 Nominations
1964: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1964: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Comedy Screenplay
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