Blindspot 2019, May: Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb" />

Blindspot 2019, May: Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

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You would think that after last year, I’d be all done with Stanley Kubrick but no, not even close. Since I’m quite determined to strike off all his movies, I will keep watching. After Dr. Strangelove I’m almost half way there. Hare are my thoughts on this unique political satire.

Before I jump into it, let me just say this. I’m not a political person. I don’t like the whole atmosphere around it and I prefer not to discuss it. So you can sense how much Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb rubbed me the wrong way from the beginning.

This movie showcases the idiocy behind politics and war. Taking a more comedic take on a very complicated time in history, Dr. Strangelove exploits various of themes related to the nuclear race. It’s well loved, it’s considered one of the best films Kubrick has made. So it’s actually difficult to say, I was not very impressed with it.

Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here! This is the War Room.
– President Merkin Muffley

Keep in mind that it’s completely a matter of taste. While I gave it my best shot, I just wasn’t in the mood for it and the movie simply didn’t capture my attention. Despite that, I was impressed by Peter Sellers and his three performances! Having to play three very different characters, with various accents and mannerisms, Sellers really excelled. I loved his President, but his Strangelove was the best. Both roles gave me a bit of his Inspector Jacques Clouseau vibes. It was also nice to see James Earl Jones, who I recognised based on his voice not his appearance!

Last but not least, I’d like to say that it’s not the movie that’s bad, it’s just my attention span that betrays me. That being said, I don’t dislike the film. I just have a hard time appreciating it which maybe comes down to various factors out of my control.

 

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7 Comments

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    Brittani
    May 27, 2019 at 6:27 PM

    I have this on my Blind Spot list too this year, I can’t say I’m a fan of Kubrick so I’m curious to see how it goes and if I react to it in a similar way to you.

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    thevoid99
    May 28, 2019 at 1:25 AM

    It’s a film that for me is not just essential Kubrick but it was so smacked-on about pushing others into war and how mistakes can be made. It feels more relevant now than it did during the Cold War.

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      MettelRay
      July 1, 2019 at 10:55 PM

      It does feel timeless in the worst possible way but man, it just didn’t connect with me. I think it’s a hit and miss kind of film. So many love it, but there are few of us who just don’t get it. It’s okay I hope.

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    Sati
    May 28, 2019 at 2:39 PM

    I havent seen this one and probably wont – I feel like I am super not sophisticated because instead of watching something famous and ambitious I never saw I usually rewatch something stupid 😂 you are doing so well commiting to this series!

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      MettelRay
      July 1, 2019 at 10:54 PM

      Haha, I’m reading this after having missed another Blindspot deadline so… doing great, but still falling behind. 😀 I will catch up though, I was stupid to add another trilogy this year and a lot of black and white films so.. I’m in trouble. 😀

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    Sonia
    May 30, 2019 at 5:31 PM

    I love this film and it’s probably my favorite Kubrick so I’m so sorry to hear it didn’t work for you. But at least you liked Sellers’s performances!

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      MettelRay
      July 1, 2019 at 10:50 PM

      I know! And I had a question in the film quiz night and I was able to recognise the audio clip!! My god, was I happy, I had watched it. 😀 So something great came out of it. 😛

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