Thursday, 9 May 2013

Dr. Strangelove or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb


Last Wednesday, we were talking about the Cold Wars in class. When the lecturer told us about the hotline, which was usually portrayed as a red telephone (pictured), it reminded me of a film I saw some time ago.

I'm talking about the movie: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. It is a 1964 black humour film which satirizes the nuclear scare.

According to Wikipedia, "the story concerns an unhinged United States Air Force general who orders a first strike nuclear attack on the Soviet Union. It follows the President of the United States, his advisors, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and a Royal Air Force (RAF) officer as they try to recall the bombers to prevent a nuclear apocalypse. It separately follows the crew of one B-52 as they try to deliver their payload."


Well, I wanted to share this mythic scene with the rest of the class

It shows the crew trying to deliver the bomb as they experience some technical trouble....




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