Dr. Strangelove Essays

  • Dr. Strangelove Themes

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    Dr. Strangelove is a film that raises several issues such as nationalism and prejudice, war and sex, gender, and women as enemy (Dr. Strangelove). These themes have been developed throughout the film through some of the main characters who include Peter Sellers who plays the following characters: Group Captain, President Merkin Muffley, and Dr. Strangelove, General Buck Turgidson, Colonel Bat Guano, and Major T.J “King” Kong among others. This review studies their characters in relation to theories

  • Dr Strangelove Cold War

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    Dr. Strangelove and the Cold War The film Dr. Strangelove is a satire directed by Stanley Kubrick that satirizes many of the aspects of the Cold War. A few of the major concepts parodied by Kubrick are the general atmosphere of paranoia between the two superpowers, the scientists brought to the United States through Project Paperclip, and the principle of Mutual Assured Destruction.These are parodied in several events throughout Dr. Strangelove, the characters within the movie, and even the basic

  • Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove

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    Review of Dr. Strangelove, Or: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) Stanley Kubrick is infamous for his witty films that satire governmental and societal actions though history. In this film, Dr. Strangelove, Or: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964), Kubrick is once again directing a film that is a biting, sardonic comedy that pokes fun at the nuclear fears of the 1950s. The screenplay for the movie was written by Stanley Kubrick and Terry Southern, and was

  • Visual Analysis Of Dr. Strangelove

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    Augusto PinochetTHA 2304 Week 4 The movie Dr. Strangelove masterfully uses its visuals to direct the audience’s attention. The black and white way in which the movie was shot is not only used to draw actual imagery of the cold war and the world wars into the audience’s minds while watching, but it also allows the film to use shading to more effectively tell the audience where to look. In one scene shot through a blurry chain link fence you can see how the exaggerated contrast of black

  • An Analysis of a Political Satire: Dr. Strangelove

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    Stanley Kubrick’s sexual parody, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, illustrates an unfathomed nuclear catastrophe. Released in the midst of the Cold War, this 1964 film satirizes the heightened tensions between America and Russia. Many sexual insinuations are implemented to ridicule the serious issue of a global nuclear holocaust, in an effort to countervail the terror that plagued America at that time. Organizing principles, such as Kubrick’s blunt political attitudes

  • Satire and Black Humor in Dr. Strangelove

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    Even though Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb screened in the midst of the sobering Cold War, critics were keen on praising the film for its mastery of humor applied to such a sensitive matter. The film is exceedingly loaded with metaphors, innuendos, and allusions that nothing can be left undissected or taken for face value; the resulting effect is understood to be part of Kubrick’s multifarious theme. Kubrick has stated that what began as a

  • Dr. Strangelove, by Stanley Kubrick

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    In Dr. Strangelove, Stanley Kubrick took a serious issue and turned it into a political comedy. He was able to illustrate a satire of the hazardous notion of a nuclear war and the insane individuals who were coordinating it, and furthermore, addressed the issue of stereotyping. This movie was created in 1964; today in 2005, we still have nuclear weapons. Yes, the United States and other countries still have nuclear weapons, however, a question does arise, do we still have insane individuals coordinating

  • A Comparison Of Dr. Strangelove And Slaughterhouse-Five

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    human's nature and civilization. Questions such as is humanity sane or insane? and do humans have an obsession with destruction vs creation. These questions are posed from the two anti-war texts; Dr Strangelove by Stanley Kubrick and Slaughterhouse Five written by Kurt Vonnegut. The film Dr Strangelove or How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb is a satirical film, illustrating Kubrick's interpretation of his world at the time. It surrounds the rumours about the Soviets Union spreading

  • Movie Review: Dr. Strangelove And The Cold War

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    Dr. Strangelove is in itself one of the most interesting pieces of cinema in the history of the medium. It captures a moment in world history, and the fear and hysteria that was associated with it, and translates it into the darkest of comedies. Kubrick came of age after World War II and the beginning of the Cold War, and like many others during this time period, he suffered immense anxiety about the potential for nuclear war, fearing that his hometown of New York could be a likely target, and even

  • The Cold War Fears of Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove

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    The Cold War Fears of Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove Stanley Kubrick's 1963 political satire, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, is a stinging commentary of the Cold War paranoia of the time. Kubrick addresses a myriad of themes throughout the picture, offering an even darker side to an already bleak situation. The movie is also layered with many levels of subtle motifs that require multiple viewings to fully realize. The director also uses several techniques

  • Impact of the Film, Dr. Strangelove, on American Attitudes Towards the Atomic Bomb and Cold War

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    Impact of the Film, Dr. Strangelove, on American Attitudes Towards the Atomic Bomb and Cold War "The truth is bad enough--but nowhere near as bad as you probably think. The truth will do away with a lot of silly ideas, a lot of completely wrong notions, which millions of people now believe about the atomic bomb. These ideas could easily cause great panic. And right now the possibility of panic is one of the best weapons any enemy could use against us." (Gerstell, How to Survive an Atomic Bomb

  • Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

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    “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” “Dr. Strangelove or: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb” is a movie that portrays the situation during the Cold War in comical fashion. The movie is about the United State’s attempt to recall the planes ordered by the paranoid General Ripper to attack the Soviet Union and essentially save the planet from destruction. Producer and director Stanley Kubrick, basing the movie on the novel Red Alert intended the movie

  • Dr Strangelove: Movie Analysis: Dr. Strangelove

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    Matthew Vargas Humanities P-03rd Ms. Fischer Dr. Strangelove – Movie Analysis I. Definitions 1. A pre-emptive strike is a first nuclear attack towards an enemy, essentially to prevent the enemy from attacking first. It was presented in the film when the P-52 bomber plane deployed a bomb in Russia. 2. Mutually assured destruction (MAD) is a policy and military strategy that completes annihilation would occur because of the use of high-yield weapons of mass destruction, or nuclear power. 3. Similar

  • Criticism Of War Analysis

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    War: American Criticism and Commentary The three sources being analyzed are Stephen Crane's poem “War is Kind”, Stanley Kubrick's film Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, and Joseph Heller's novel Catch- 22. Each source covers a chapter in American War history: The Civil War, The Cold War, and World War II, respectively. Though the wars on which the works are based occurred over a period of over one-hundred years, all three sources share a similar theme. That is

  • Analysis Of The Screwball Comedy

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    censorship laws. These movies were “sex comedies without the sex” (Andrew Sarria, film critic discussing screwball comedies). Stanley Kubrick used this idea to fuel a satire about the idealistic Cold War in 1964 to supposedly fight communism. Dr. Strangelove debunks the myth of American moral superiority through the constant sexual undertones and over masculinity throughout the film and instead portrays the Cold War as groups of testosterone fueled, sex driven men compensating for inferiority complexes

  • Dr. Strangelove Satire

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    Dr. Strangelove is a 1964 black comedy satire film about nuclear war between the USSR and the USA. It has received many awards including #26 on the American Film Institute’s top 100 movies list and a 99% favorable rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The film begins with General Jack D. Ripper putting his base on high alert and ordering his bomber wing to preemptively drop nuclear bombs onto the Soviet Union. His second in command, Mandrake, tries to stop him after finding out the Pentagon ordered nothing

  • The Realism of Kenneth Waltz

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    “Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!” Most famously quoted from the movie Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, this black and white satiric film produced and co-written by Stanley Kubrick in 1964, is a prime example of Kenneth Waltz’s Realist theories in regards to International theory. The realism that will be the focus of this paper is that of Kenneth Waltz. Kenneth Waltz presents his theory of realism, within an international system, by offering

  • The Genius of Stanley Kubrick

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    Spielberg. Anyone you meet on the street can probably name five Spielberg movies. Not many people, however, are aware that Stanley Kubrick was the director of The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, A Clockwork Orange, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Spartacus, Dr. Strangelove, and eleven other movies. For my money, The Shining is the greatest horror film ever made. The setting is a real hotel in an isolated area of Colorado. The movie starred Jack Nicholson and Shelly Duvall. The hotel is completely abandoned except

  • Psychological Analysis Of Dr. Strangelove

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    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, a black and white movie, describes how the future world be destroyed by the detonation of nuclear bombs. The movie begins with that United States Air Force Brigadier General Jack D. Ripper orders his executive officer, Lionel Mandrake, to put the base on alert and sends bombers with nuclear bombs to attack the U.S.S.R. Meanwhile, at the Pentagon, the Soviet ambassador tells President Merkin Muffley that if the U.S.S.R. is hit by

  • Film Contributions of the Sixties

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    Film Contributions of the Sixties Beginning roughly with the release of Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Stopped Worrying and Loved the Bomb in 1964, and continuing for about the next decade, the “Sixties” era of filmmaking made many lasting impressions on the motion picture industry. Although editing and pacing styles varied greatly from Martin Scorcesse’s hyperactive pace, to Kubrick’s slow methodical pace, there were many uniform contributions made by some of the era’s seminal directors