07 December 2011

Movie Night!

Tonight I watched Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. This movie starred Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, and Sterling Hayden. This was also James Earl Jones movie debut. 

Summary: U.S. President Merkin Muffley is on the hot line to Moscow with some rather embarrassing news for the Soviet premier: "Hello, Dimitri....I'm fine....Now then, you know how we've always talked about the possibility of something going wrong with the bomb....The bomb, Dimitri. The hydrogen bomb....Well, now, what happened is that, uh, one of our base commanders...he went a little funny in the head....and he went and did a silly thing....He ordered his planes to attack your country." A comedy about an accidental nuclear attack? One that ends with total annihilation, thermonuclear apocalypse? Preposterous! Stanley Kubrick thought otherwise. In the end his thinking prevailed. The mad saga revolves around a psychotic Strategic Air Command officer, Gen. Jack D. Ripper, who lets loose his B-52 bomber squadron on the Soviet Union. Ripper takes this unilateral action because of his paranoid belief that Communists are sapping and contaminating "all our precious bodily fluids" as part of their plan to take over the world." Unbeknownst to Ripper, his attack will trigger the Russian's ultimate weapon, the Doomsday Machine, a diabolical retaliatory device set to blow up the planet.

This movie was a little crazy. In that they had a warning at the beginning stating that this movie is totally fiction and that our US Government would never plan an attack like this on on the Soviet Union. It was an entertaining movie though. Here is a famous scene from the movie. I had seen this clip before, probably in an Oscar montage. Here ya go!

1 comment:

  1. After watching this movie on a snow day last year, Chris and I were like "WHAT?!"... It's a classy, though... for some reason!