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

Original title
Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Year
Running time
93 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Stanley Kubrick, Terry Southern, Peter George (Novel: Peter George)
Music
Laurie Johnson
Cinematography
Gilbert Taylor (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Columbia Pictures / Hawk Films
Genre
Comedy. War | Satire. Black Comedy. Cold War. Nuclear Holocaust
Synopsis / Plot
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.
Awards
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
1964: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1964: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Comedy Screenplay
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