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Posted on 4/01/13 09:04 PM
This is possibly the greatest comedy I've ever seen. No matter how many times I see this film I find something more to enjoy in the film or another line in which I want to recite over and over again.
We all know the story of the film so there's no real reason to retell it but there's always scenes in this film that people will love and remember. I myself always seem to remember the famous phone call scene. "Well one of base commanders he well...went a little funny in the head" haha I love the way it's structured and how it seems like you're watching Peter Sellers argue with his wife. I laugh hysterically every time.
Of course there are other great humerus scenes or characters. Such as General Buck turgendsen(portrayed by George C Scott) fighting with the Russian president and the American President(Sellars in his 2nd of three roles in the film) coming up and delivering the famous line "GENTLEMEN YOU CAN'T FIGHT IN HERE THIS IS THE WAR ROOM" and the line is so classic and so great because of how here they are in the brink of Nuclear war(which is APPARENTLY ALRIGHT) and trying to stop a mad man from starting that wich again is alright but fighting in the War room is NOT alright. CLASSIC.
Possibly the best and most famous performance is of Peter Sellars who portrays 3(yes THREE) characters in the film Group Captain Lionel Mandrake,President Merkin Muffley(My personal Favorite character), and the title character himself Dr.Strangelove. the reason it's so famous is mainly because of the fact that one it's 3 characters and so it's not easy to do that and 2 he delivers some of the best lines/actions in the film. From his portrayal as Merkin and he's talking to the Russian president on the phone to his hilarious "ALien Hand Syndrome" Possessed Right Hand Dr.Strangelove(who's right hand always tries to strangle him haha) performance you can't help but laugh hysterically at Sellars performances they're just so classic.
This film is truly a classic comedy and I would go so far as to say it's the greatest comedy(although a black comedy) ever written. It's so outrages and so tasteful that you can't help but love it. Sure it's in black and white. Sure it's almost 50 years old but it doesn't matter cause it's like a good wine this film. The older it get's the better it get's and this film is just that. The more times you see it the more times you live it and also the more times you seem to find more reason's to love it.