Dr. Strangelove: Satire as Defined by Kubrick

Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb personifies the acme of gallows humor. The 1964 film is configured around the most humorless of subject matters yet succeeds in advancing the narrative by highlighting the absurdity of human nature. The film’s director/visionary achieves comedy where there should be none – thus the comedic genius of Stanley Kubrick. “He was a satirist, and while the comedy in his films was not always blatant, it becomes more apparent when seen through a satirical lens” (Bria). Dr. Strangelove is not a comedy yet has been expertly described as

Dr. Strangelove: Satire as Defined by Kubrick
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