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Dr Strangelove

#1
For some reason I've neevr got around to watching this movie...how glad am I that I did! I can see now why Muse were so inspired by this film. I never expected the nuances and the humour; the best bit has to be the American President explaining to the Russian Premier about the incoming planes, and Dr Strangelove calling the Preseident 'Mein Fuhrer'. Anyone else seen it?
 
#2
Without a shadow of a doubt that is one of the most provocative, interesting funny films i have ever seen!!

BUT MR PRESIDENT....HE'LL SEE THE BIG BOARD!!!!!

OUTSTANDING!!!!!
 
#3
Its a fantastic film, Sellers was an absolute comedy genius.

"Cold water on the back of the neck Colonel.........marvellous!"
 
#4
"No fighting in here, this is the war room."

Peter Sellars, a comic genius.
 
#5
Watched it dozens of times, always a corker :D

"Survival kit contents check. In them you'll find: one forty-five caliber automatic; two boxes of ammunition; four days' concentrated emergency rations; one drug issue containing antibiotics, morphine, vitamin pills, pep pills, sleeping pills, tranquilizer pills; one miniature combination Russian phrase book and Bible; one hundred dollars in rubles; one hundred dollars in gold; nine packs of chewing gum; one issue of prophylactics; three lipsticks; three pair of nylon stockings. Shoot, a fella' could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff."
 
#7
Dr Strangelove- Paul Wolfowitz in a wheelchair.
 
#8
Hairy_Hacker said:
Watched it dozens of times, always a corker :D

"Survival kit contents check. In them you'll find: one forty-five caliber automatic; two boxes of ammunition; four days' concentrated emergency rations; one drug issue containing antibiotics, morphine, vitamin pills, pep pills, sleeping pills, tranquilizer pills; one miniature combination Russian phrase book and Bible; one hundred dollars in rubles; one hundred dollars in gold; nine packs of chewing gum; one issue of prophylactics; three lipsticks; three pair of nylon stockings. Shoot, a fella' could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff."
Listen carefully. The line is 'Shoot, a fella could have a pretty good weekend in <beat> Vegas with all that stuff.'

As filmed, the line was originally 'Shoot, a fella could have a pretty good weekend in Dallas with all that stuff'. In between filming and release, JFK's security guards let him down somewhat. Slim Pickens had to go back to the studio to re-record that one word, to change it to Vegas.

smithie
 
#9
Peter Sellers as RAF officer Mandrake seconded to SAC. He wants to get immediate word to the White House that Gen. Ripper has launched WWIII but he hasn't got enough change for the pay phone.

So he persuades a reluctant ("That's private property!") USAF Col. Bat Guano (Keenan Wynn) to fire his carbine into the coin box of a vending machine.

"OK, but if this isn't on the level, you'll have to answer to the Coca-Cola Bottling Company."

I'm laughing just thinking about it.
 
#10
crabtastic said:
Dr Strangelove- Paul Wolfowitz in a wheelchair.
I don't remember where I read this but supposedly Dr. Strangelove was a conflation of Henry Kissinger (whose name was not a household word back then) and Herman Kahn, the guy who wrote On Thermonuclear War and Thinking About The Unthinkable.

They took a few sly digs at RAND Corporation which was Herman Kahn's shop.
 
#11
"Shoot! With a gun! That's what the bullets are for, you twit!"

"Dimitri, I'm sorry they're jamming your radar and flying so low, but they're trained to do it."

"if you don't put that gun away and stop this stupid nonsense, the court of inquiry on this'll give you such a pranging, you'll be lucky if you end up wearing the uniform of a bloody toilet attendant!"
 
#12
I love the bit at the end when Slim is riding the bomb down like a bronco!
A classic!!! (Let's hope those Hollywood morons dont try & remake THAT one like they do every other classic movie!!)
 
#14
CutLunchCommando said:
spike7451 said:
I love the bit at the end when Slim is riding the bomb down like a bronco!
A classic!!! (Let's hope those Hollywood morons dont try & remake THAT one like they do every other classic movie!!)
Too Late!!
Dr Strangelove------Redneck on a bomb.
Independence Day-Redneck in an Eagle.
[anorak on] I thought they were F18's[anorak off]
Excellent film Dr. Strangelove. Was on the box the other week. The hand of Dr. S, nazi salute, strangulation. Never bettered
 
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#15
Chinggis said:
"Shoot! With a gun! That's what the bullets are for, you twit!"

"Dimitri, I'm sorry they're jamming your radar and flying so low, but they're trained to do it."

"if you don't put that gun away and stop this stupid nonsense, the court of inquiry on this'll give you such a pranging, you'll be lucky if you end up wearing the uniform of a bloody toilet attendant!"
"Just call the People's centre for Air Defence - Omsk something".
Brilliant film - and essentially a huge knob gag. The original ending had a huge custard pie fight in the War Room.
 
#17
General Jack D. Ripper: On no account will a Commie ever drink water, and not without good reason...Water is the source of all life. Seven tenths of this earth's surface is water. Why, you realize that seventy percent of you is water...And as human beings, you and I need fresh, pure water to replenish our precious bodily fluids... (Mandrake chuckles nervously) Mandrake, have you never wondered why I drink only distilled water, or rain water, and only pure grain alcohol?...Have you ever heard of a thing called fluoridation? Fluoridation of water?... fluoridation is the most monstrously conceived and dangerous communist plot we have ever had to face.Mandrake, do you realize that in addition to fluoridating water, why there are studies underway to fluoridate salt, flour, fruit juices, soup, sugar, milk... ice cream. Ice cream, Mandrake, children's ice cream.

Group Captain Lionel Mandrake: Lord, Jack.

Ripper: You know when fluoridation first began?

Mandrake: Aye, no, no. I don't Jack.

Ripper: Nineteen hundred and forty-six. Nineteen forty-six Mandrake. How does that coincide with your post-war Commie conspiracy, huh? Its incredibly obvious isn't it. A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hard-core Commie works.

Mandrake: Uh, Jack, Jack, listen, tell me, tell me, Jack. When did you first...become...well, develop this theory?

Ripper: Well, I, uh...I...I...first became aware of it, Mandrake, during the physical act of love.

Mandrake: Hmm.

Ripper: Yes, a uh, a profound sense of fatigue...a feeling of emptiness followed. Luckily I...I was able to interpret these feelings correctly. Loss of essence.

Mandrake: Hmm.

Ripper: I can assure you that it has not recurred, Mandrake. Women uh...women sense my power and they seek the life essence. I do not avoid women, Mandrake.

Mandrake: No.

Ripper: But I...I do deny them my essence.

:D

Note: tsar_Nikolas is still a dullard
 
#18
Good to see Dr S. coming back into consciousness. When it was first screened I thought it was just about the most tremendously funny film ever but all based on events and actions I could see as real life. The conversation betwen US and Russia as the blips close in. At the time, we didn't make the same fuss over films being good or bad as we do now and Dr S suffered because of this.
 
#19
scalieback said:
CutLunchCommando said:
spike7451 said:
I love the bit at the end when Slim is riding the bomb down like a bronco!
A classic!!! (Let's hope those Hollywood morons dont try & remake THAT one like they do every other classic movie!!)
Too Late!!
Dr Strangelove------Redneck on a bomb.
Independence Day-Redneck in an Eagle.
[anorak on] I thought they were F18's[anorak off]
Excellent film Dr. Strangelove. Was on the box the other week. The hand of Dr. S, nazi salute, strangulation. Never bettered
May well have been....this a/c was selected for illustrative purposes only.
 
#20
Phenomenal film! I believe that the "Dr. Strangelove" character was actually based on Wernher von Braun, a senior German scientist employed by the Nazis as technical director of the V-2 rocket program and brought over to the States by the American military in 1945 to develop the US Army's ballistic missile program. Von Braun was also made head of NASA's Space Flight Centre and coined the phrase "to go where no man has gone before." He was in charge of the Jupiter, Pershing, Saturn, and Skylab programs. He died in the late 1970s if I remember correctly.
 

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