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  1. Mikeguy

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    Regarding Dr. Strangelove (a movie I watched in the theater almost a dozen times), a couple of days ago I came across some videos on YouTube about how it was made. I recommend them. Search for:

    Inside the Making of 'Dr. Strangelove'

    From the few I have watched so far, Sellers made up many of his lines and behaviors while the scenes were being filmed.
     
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    Dr. Strangelove is one of the funniest movies ever made. It's easily Peter Sellers' best performance. George C. Scott was fantastic as well ... "Sir, you can't let him in here. He'll see everything. He'll see the big board!" :)
     
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    Sellers was originally going to play the part of the pilot but was changed to Sam Pickens due to a leg injury.

    I have the Blu Ray, and there’s a lot of good extras on the disc.
     
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    Funny this was just on SonyHD on DirecTV. I recorded it cince I hadn't seen it in ages.
     
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    That would be Slim Pickens.

    I was watching an old Top Gear the other day when Jeremy Clarkson, who should know better, said a supercar 'You know in Dr Strangelove, when Peter Sellers is riding with that atom bomb between his legs? It feels like that!'. :eek:
     
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    I love anything by Stanley Kubrick. There was a movie called Fail Safe with Henry Fonda that came out around the same time and dealt with the serious side of the Cold War. Dr. Strangelove was basically a parody of that movie.
     
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    “Stanley Kubrick, who adapted Peter George's novel Red Alert, insisted that the studio release his movie first (in January 1964).[4] Fail Safe so closely resembled Red Alert that Kubrick and George filed a copyright infringement lawsuit.[5] The case was settled out of court.[6]”. “When Fail Safe opened, it garnered excellent reviews, but its box office performance was poor. Its failure rested with the similarity between it and the nuclear war satire Dr. Strangelove, which appeared in theaters first. Still, the film later was applauded as a Cold War thriller.”
     
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    Fail Safe was gut wrenching when I saw it at age 8. It was one of the first movies I can remember where good guys die and there is no happy ending.
     
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    Boy, I loved that movie--need to see it again (I haven't watched it in decades).
     
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    My favorite is.. "Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room."

    My tech company in the early 2000's had a War Room for emergency support. I giggled a little whenever I had to go in there.
     
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    I was introduced to Strangelove back in the mid 80s, had to write on it for a Film Analysis course. Since then, it's always been a part of my library.

    Every time Pickens whips that Cowboy Hat out of the safe and "toe to toe nuclear combat" - it's like coming home from a long day.
     
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    Coincidentally, in perusing my TiVo Guide on Saturday, I saw that Fail Safe was showing on PBS that evening--I now have it recorded to watch. :)
     
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    Just finished watching Fail Safe. Chilling, and I am partly numb. I need to go out in the sun, for a walk.
     
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  17. Saturn_V

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    Hands down Larry Hagman's shining moment.
     
  18. gweempose

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    It wasn't "I Dream of Jeannie"? ;)
     
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    The scenes with Henry Fonda and Larry Hagman--wow, story-wise, and wow, acting-wise.

    Boy, did that film hit me hard yesterday. :up:
     
  20. Saturn_V

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    TCM's Robert Osborne called Fail-Safe a horror movie more than a cold-war thriller, and he's absolutely right. It's not as if apocalypse fiction is a new thing- but watching these movies is as hard as watching Schindler's List or 12 Years a Slave.

    More difficult watches about Nuclear War:
    Testament
    The Day After
    Special Bulletin
    When the Wind Blows (animated)
    By Dawn's Early Light (HBO production w/similarities to Fail-Safe)
    Fail-Safe (2000 remake with Richard Dreyfuss as the president)
     

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