Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Dr. Strangelove - REVIEW

Film of the Day #35

Stanley Kubrick's 40-year-old satirical political-comedy Dr Strangelove or How I Learnt to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb is undoubtedly the most hilarious antiwar statement ever put to film.  The film features Peter Sellers' finest three performances and is perhaps Kubrick's most perfectly realised film, simply because his cynical vision of the progress of technology and human stupidity is wedded with comedy. Dr Strangelove is a masterpiece of undiminished force, perhaps because it is not concerned with politics at all but with an enduring philosophical catch-22: neither men nor machines can be trusted with running the world. The funniest film ever made about nuclear holocaust.