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Kubrick in July: Dr. Strangelove (1964) 4K Restoration

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Director: Stanley Kubrick Run Time: 95 min. Rating: PG Release Year: 1964

Starring: George C. Scott, Keenan Wynn, Peter Sellers, Slim Pickens, Sterling Hayden

Country: United Kingdom, United States
Language: English, Russian

About the film:

This BAFTA Award-winning (Best Film) title is a black comedy about a group of war-eager military men who plan a nuclear apocalypse. Through a series of military and political accidents, two psychotic generals – U.S. Air Force Commander Jack D. Ripper (Sterling Hayden) and Joint Chief of Staff “Buck” Turgidson (George C. Scott) – trigger an ingenious, irrevocable scheme to attack Russia’s strategic targets with nuclear bombs. The brains behind the scheme belong to Dr. Strangelove (Peter Sellers), a wheelchair-bound nuclear scientist who has bizarre ideas about man’s future. The President is helpless to stop the bombers, as is Captain Mandrake (also played by Sellers), the only man who can stop them.

“This landmark movie’s madcap humor and terrifying suspense remain undiminished by time.”

—Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune

Loosely based on the thriller novel “Red Alert” by Peter George, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) is often ranked among the greatest movies ever made. The film received four nominations at the 37th Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, and was among the first films selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry.

About the filmmaker:

Stanley Kubrick was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer, frequently cited as one of the most influential filmmakers in cinematic history. With his strict control over details and penchant for working from books, he crafted masterpieces in radically different genres, including Spartacus (1960), Dr. Strangelove (1964), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), A Clockwork Orange (1971), Barry Lyndon (1975), The Shining (1980), Full Metal Jacket (1987), and Eyes Wide Shut (1999).

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