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Is "Doctor Strangelove" The Best Film Satire Ever Made?

 
 
dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 30 Aug, 2003 09:14 pm
Any comments on how the luminous black and white enhances the film? Strangelove, I mean.
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Sat 30 Aug, 2003 09:18 pm
B&W was definitely the way to go on Strangelove. Color might not have exactly ruined it, but would have seriously detracted from the grittiness of the subject matter.

I, too, loved Joseph Heller's book. It's why I didn't care for the movie.
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Roberta
 
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Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2003 05:53 am
There's no fighting in the war room.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2003 06:22 am
But Mr. President, he'll see the big board ! ! !
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dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2003 06:56 am
And a very impressive big board it was, too.
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2003 07:06 am
Dr Strangelove was pretty good, but not a patch on Piglet's Big Movie
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2003 11:25 am
Great film.
I love a lot of things about it:
-Made me think about the importance of Precious Bodily Fluids. An unintended introduction to taoism.
-Made me think about the woman/man ratio. Do we really want a world with ten women to each man, even if, as Dr. Strangelove himself stated, "the women will have to be selected for their sexual characteristics which will have to be of a highly stimulating nature"?
-Made me understand the importance of Coke machines.
-Made me understand much better Dr. Kissinger (power as the ultimate aphrodisiac, remember?).
-Made me laugh every time I see a close friend and recall the day he made an ass out of himself, walking out of "Dr Strangelove" while yelling to the public: "I refuse to watch any more of this Anti-Soviet propaganda!".


As for "Catch 22" and "M*A*S*H", well, they have nothing to do in comparison.
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2003 02:17 pm
'Anti-Soviet propaganda'??? That's priceless!
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dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2003 04:04 pm
LOL!

That power as an aphrodisiac thing is so TRUE - it quite abashes one...
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dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2003 04:05 pm
Does it work for men? I understand Maggie Thatcher was the subject of many a furtive fantasy.....
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hobitbob
 
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Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2003 04:19 pm
dlowan wrote:
Does it work for men? I understand Maggie Thatcher was the subject of many a furtive fantasy.....

The woman looked like she was sniffing a cow present! Perhaps the squaddies were different. Falkland ISland War brides anyone? Wink
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hiama
 
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Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2003 04:22 pm
No.
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fbaezer
 
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Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2003 04:25 pm
dlowan wrote:
I understand Maggie Thatcher was the subject of many a furtive fantasy.....


I've known some masochists, but that would be psychopathic.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2003 04:28 pm
Hmmmmmmmm.....you guys are just wusses!
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hobitbob
 
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Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2003 04:30 pm
"Old Ironpants" has come in handy when I wish to delay the inevitable. Her and Bella Abzug! Wink
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2003 04:38 pm
I solemnly promise that I will never again think of Bella Abzug (or Maggie the Thatch, for that matter) as a sex object ever again.
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2003 04:42 pm
That because that wasn't hair on top of her head, those were live nerve ends.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2003 04:53 pm
I thought you fellas liked a bit of domination?
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Diane
 
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Reply Wed 17 Sep, 2003 02:31 pm
Come on, guys, do your best and think of England.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 17 Sep, 2003 03:57 pm
Yeah!!!!!
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