Stanley Kubrick's brilliant Cold War satire remains as funny and razor-sharp today as it was in 1964.
In 1964, with the Cuban Missile Crisis fresh in viewers' minds, the Cold War at its frostiest, and the hydrogen bomb relatively new and frightening, Kubrick dared to make a film about what could happen if the wrong person pushed the wrong button - and played the situation for laughs. Dr. Strangelove's jet-black satire and a host of superb comic performances (including three from Peter Sellers) have kept the film fresh and entertaining.
There is so much to like about this pre-eminent satire of Cold War paranoia, but Peter Sellers is undoubtedly the star of the show. And perhaps the highlight… whilst playing US President Merkin, he says – “Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here, this is the War Room!” A treat to be able to see this on the big screen.