The suspision and parinoia of general Ripper and general Turginson are portrayed perfectly by Sterling Hayden and George C. Scott, and Peter sellers is perfect in all 3 of his roles: As captain Mandrake he manages to be Neurotic, yet occasionly pompous, as President Muffley he manages to seem worried yet sometimes over confident, as Dr. Strangelove he manages to be insane, and in all 3 he is all out hilarious. This film is the high point of cinema whether you think it's funny, smart, or all out insane.
A. for all of you teenybopping 12-18 year olds that think that if the academy likes it, than it must be good, let me make one thing clear these oscar winning tear jerkers will pass on within the next 5 years (Does any one still consider Titanic one of the best films ever made like they did when it came out.)
B. Ron Howard is one of my favourite directors, and part of the reasons I thought less of this film is that it seemed to me that he was setting out to make one of those oscar winning tearjerkers, more than he was trying to make A point about the acual issue in the film.
C. Any actor, that was in an oscar winning performance the previous year will have an overhyped movie the next year, which is what Warren Beatty was implying in his quote "The Golden Globes are fun, The Oscars are buisness. Russel Crowe won best actor for Gladiator last year that is why A Beautiful mind is overhyped in my opinion.
I am not at all saying that this is a bad film, the performances are quite good, especially from Jenifer Connely, i'm just saying the people praising it like it's some sort of an event in film making really need to get their lips off of Russel Crowe's ass for a bit and start realizing what they are saying.