"Dr. Stranglove" depicts the U.S. President phoning Russia about an American bomb strike.



I love me a classic that ages like fine wine and, 50 years later, seems more relevant than ever.

I've watched Stanley Kubrick's "Dr. Strangelove" quite a few times now and it never gets old. The humour is subtle and sophisticated, something that has enriched it for today's way of doing political satire. Some of the action sequences still look very real, Kubrick seemed to be operation on a whole other level than his fellow filmmaking compatriots. As he always had between 1962-1980. There's a reason why his films we're never universally well-received upon release. He always seemed to be ahead of the game. That's why I believe he was probably the best director that ever lived. 

"Dr. Strangelove" is a philosophical statement about free will and the ways in which man, in his vanity, ignores the ways in which Nature dwarfs, controls and pulls man's strings. Relevant much? It's all based upon the idea that man is constantly "becoming" rather than "being", always trying and failing to satiate escalating desires ("Have you found satisfaction?" characters constantly ask). This desire for acquisition on the personal level echoes the film's larger political points."

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