Friday, 16 April 2010

(500) Films of Empire - Day 212

26 - Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb - 4 stars
Kubrick uses black and white film to stunning effect to create a comedy about the total absurdity of war that is made even funnier by the fact that it is, mostly, being played straight, summed up beautifully by the immortal line "Gentlemen, you can't fight in here, this is the War room".  And like In The Loop, it is probably much more accurate than we really want to believe.
It might be Peter Seller's film with three performances for the price of one, but it is actually George C. Scott's General Buck Turdgeson that threatens to steal the film from under his many noses. 

Days remaining - 153 Films remaining - 196

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