Dr. Strangelove (1964)
Cast: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Synopsis: One man. One button to nuclear destruction. Burpelson Air Force Base’s Brigadier General Jack D. Ripper has the power to deploy a nuclear catastrophe to the Soviet Union due to the belief that it has its own scheme of destroying the US population by the fluoridation of the American water supply.
Since only he knows the code to deactivate the attack, General Buck Turgidson and President Merkin Muffley struggle to end what has started as a birth to a nuclear holocaust.
While watching great films, the story is always a stand out. However, for Dr. Strangelove, it is not just about the story line, the actors or the cinematography but rather concludes that face acting matters and George C. Scott just performed it with pure perfection! The cast of Dr. Strangelove are wearing the masks that could tickle the funny bones. It’s not surprising at all for its director, Kubrick, has been a legendary conductor of films specializing in machines, logic and all “American Doomsday” approach; and such talent is a scarcity in the industry at present.
As a matter of fact, just right after the first blast, the film doesn’t need a dialogue at all for the motion picture’s actions after that and the gestures of the characters could run a movie but still conveys the clear message to its viewers.
Overall, Dr. Strangelove is a whole basket or treats. It makes you laugh, react, surprise, thrilled and – most importantly – think at the end of the day. It is simply one piece of a perfect form of art.