How I learned to love the bomb too

As a film buff, I have to pimp the in-theater 40th Anniversary re-release of a Kubrick classic. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb opened last night at the our recently restored Landmark Midtown Art Cinema. Many of us have seen it on television, but this is an opportunity to see it is all its black & white big-screen glory.

Ripper: Mandrake, do you recall what Clemenzo once said about war?

Mandrake: No. I don’t think I do sir, no.

Ripper: He said war was to important to be left to the Generals. When he said that, fifty years ago, he might have been right. But today, war is too important to be left to politicians. They have neither the time, the training, nor the inclination for strategic thought. I can no longer sit back and allow Communist infiltration, Communist indoctrination, communist subversion, and the international Communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids.

Just replace the word “Communist” with the amorphous enemy of your choice and see just how relevant this film remains.

2 Comments so far

  1. Amber (unregistered) on January 15th, 2005 @ 10:22 pm

    Very cool!! I love that film. Thanks for posting this, I probably wouldn’t have found out about it til after the fact otherwise. :-)

  2. Daniel (unregistered) on January 16th, 2005 @ 12:06 am

    Though, I did also mention it in my weekend happenings post… ;-) Albeit, it definitely deserves the kind of attention that Thomas has given it. I saw it Friday night. Still a classic. Still relevant. Still a masterpiece of film-making…

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