Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb by Stanley Kubrick (1964, 95 min.). Kubrick’s satire is praised for its highly dramatic lighting in the War Room, a delightfully dark sense of humor, and fabulously entertaining performances by Peter Sellers, who transforms himself to play three main characters: Captain Mandrake, President Muffley, and Dr. Strangelove. Dr. Strangelove epitomizes Cold War paranoia as the Americans and Russians prepare for nuclear destruction, and the film’s power remains undiminished today. “Is Dr. Strangelove Kubrick’s best movie . . . absolutely” (The Boston Globe).
Stanley Kubrick and Peter Sellers on the set of DR. STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB (GB/USA 1963-64). © Sony/Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. / The Stanley Kubrick Archive