Jay's Pix Presents and the SUNSET FILM SOCIETY present PETER SELLERS as Dr. Strangelove, U.S. President Merkin Muffley, and Group Captain Lionel Mandrake in DR. STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB. (Columbia: 1964) 94 minutes Black & White -Great Britain / U.S.- As the Cold War heats up and Summer is upon us, what better way to beat the heat than to celebrate the 50TH ANNIVERSARY of one of the finest film director's most critically acclaimed films? After the controversial Lolita and before the ground-breaking 2001, the possibility of Nuclear War had never been more caustic and chilling yet bitterly funny, than in director Stanley Kubrick's "Apocalyptic Comedy," DR. STRANGELOVE. The screenplay was adapted by Kubrick, Terry Southern and Peter George; based on George's serious novel, Red Alert. As preposterous as the characters and events might have seemed upon its release in January, 1964 -- in today's world there is nothing that is beyond the realm of possibility. Living in a world whose fate is controlled by buffoons, DR. STRANGELOVE becomes even more relevant with each passing year. Starring: Peter Sellers (in 3 roles), George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn, James Earl Jones (film debut) and Slim Pickens as Major T. J. "King" Kong, making one of the most memorable exits in motion picture history! Producer/Director: Stanley Kubrick Cinematography: Gilbert Taylor Production Design: Ken Adam Nominated for 4 Academy Awards (Best Picture, Director, Actor and Adapted Screenplay). In 1989, the United States Library of Congress included it in the first group of films selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. Additionally, It was listed as number three on AFI's "100Years...100 Laughs" list.
Hear about ...the plagiarism suit...an accident which caused a fortuitous change in casting ...the filmed climax which was ultimately scrapped.
Also recommended: Sidney Lumet's dramatic Fail Safe, written by Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler released 9-months later in October, 1964. It has the same theme and stars Henry Fonda (as the President of the United States), Walter Matthau, Dan O'Herlihy and Larry Hagman.
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COMING: Sunday, August 24, 2014 -- Celebrate the 1st Anniversary of the SUNSET FILM SOCIETY with a Special Presentation!