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Inside: 'Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb' (2000)

Documentary on the making of Kubrick's classic film.

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James B. Harris ...
Himself - Former Producing Partner of Stanley Kubrick
Alexander Walker ...
Himself - Film Critic
Lee Minoff ...
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Himself - Production Designer
Carol Southern ...
Herself - Wife of Terry Southern
Nile Southern ...
Himself - Son of Terry Southern
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Himself - 'Lieutenant Lothar Zogg'
Bridget Sellers ...
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Himself - Art Director
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Himself - Director of Photography
Dee Taylor ...
Herself - Wife of Gilbert Taylor
Ray Lovejoy ...
Himself - Assistant Editor
Joseph McGrath ...
Himself - Friend of Peter Sellers (as Joe McGrath)
Pamela Carlton ...
Herself - Continuity
Anthony Harvey ...
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A behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of one of the classics of modern cinema. Including interviews with many members of the cast and crew of this story about the scramble by the heads of state to head off a rogue general's attempt to launch a nuclear war, this film gives fans a wealth of new information on the work and effort that went into bringing the film to fruition. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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A disaster of Homeric proportions
14 November 2013 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

As the title promises, this is a making of feature on Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. With a 44 and a half minute running time and 1 and a half minute of end credits(done in the same style as its subject!), this covers a lot of ground - not even shying away from a few things that paint Kubrick in a negative light, such as suing Fail Safe, on account of its similar concept, to ensure that it didn't overshadow his picture.

This consists of sitdown interviews with cast and crew alike(the ones still alive - R.I.P.), behind the scenes photos and narration. It covers the entire process, including how this went from the originally intended thriller(!) to the beloved comedy it is today, Peter Sellers' multiple roles and priceless improvisation(such as the call between the US and USSR presidents - for my money, one of the funniest bits), to problems editing, the PR campaign and even the awards it has been given, both when it came out and over the decades.

We'll learn how the unforgettable lines about "purity" and "essences" came about, additional details about Stanley being difficult to work with, how he handled the notoriously intimidating George C. Scott, the creation of the iconic War Room, the B-52 bomber interior being too realistic(!), Slim Pickens, how riding the bomb almost didn't happen(!), the sexual opening and, of course, the famously cut cream-pie fight climax.

There is some strong language and disturbing content in this. I recommend this to fans of the movie and those who worked on it. 8/10


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