Dr Strangelove Cold War

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Dr. Strangelove is a comedy about the Cold War intended for a young adult or adult audience due to the topic of the Cold War not being understood easily by children. The reason for creating this film is for the comedic spin on a very serious historical event, making it truly a one of a kind movie. The point that this director was trying to make was that anything could be seen as funny with the right wording. This could be seen as controversial because war is not something that should be taken lightly, but the way this movie was written was only exaggerating the Cold War and tweaking the ending where everyone was doomed. This was a good strategy in making a movie in this style as opposed to seemingly making fun of the Cold War and those involved. As I have stated before, the main subject of this movie is the Cold War. I did have previous knowledge of this subject such as it…show more content…
Strangelove is a fantastic, must-see movie. The whole script is witty and well-written with lines such as “Gentlemen! You can’t fight in here! This is the War Room!” and “Well, I've been to one world fair, a picnic, and a rodeo, and that's the stupidest thing I ever heard come over a set of earphones.” Not only is the script amazing, but Peter Sellers acting is fantastic! He plays Mandrake, President Muffley, and Dr. Strangelove, yet differentiates each character perfectly as to create the illusion of three entirely different people. Every actor plays their part almost perfectly. The only drawback of the entire movie would be when the ambassador of the Soviet Union started taking pictures, there was an opportunity for more conflict, but that never went anywhere. It seemed almost as if that scene wasn’t supposed to make the final cut, seeing as it went nowhere. Besides that only fatal flaw, Dr. Strangelove is incredible. I would definitely recommend this movie to anyone who wants a fun comedy to watch. Its witty script and impeccable actors makes Dr. Strangelove a must-see
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