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STANLEY KUBRICK
( Jul 1928 -- Mar 1999)  
 
Born in Manhattan, son of a prominent physician, Kubrick was bored by high school, despite a lively intellectual curiosity, but managed to graduate, with very poor grades. Although a poor student, he was an avid reader and when his father introduced him to the game of chess, it became a lifelong passion for him. His father also gave him a camera, at age 13, triggering a fascination with photography, at which he became quite accomplished, even working for a time as a staff photographer for LOOK Magazine. This interest led to his development as a cinematographer as his film career progressed. After some low-budget films, Spartacus was his first blockbuster and the first of a long string of films that were hits with ticketbuyers as well as with many (but not all) critics. On most of his films he combined the duties of producer, director and editor, as well as screenwriting, mostly adapting novels or short stories. He was admired by such celebrated filmmakers as Orson Welles and Steven Spielberg. Many of his films were nominated for Oscars and/or Golden Globe Awards. His thirteen feature films included such classics as The Shining, Lolita, A Clockwork Orange and Full Metal Jacket, as well as Doctor Strangelove.

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Title:  DOCTOR STRANGELOVE

"I'm not saying we wouldn't get our hair mussed. But I can promise no more than 10 million dead, 20 tops."  

                          
A U. S. Air Force general (Sterling Hayden) becomes mentally unbalanced and, without orders, launches nuclear bombers against the Soviet Union. An emergency meeting is called at the War Room in Washington to issue a recall order to the bombers. When it appears it won't be possible to recall all the planes, Air Force Chief of Staff General Turgidson (memorably played by George C. Scott), suggests the President (Peter Sellers) should go ahead and order an all-out attack.

The President instead calls Soviet Premier Kissoff on the "hot line." Peter Sellers also plays an RAF Group Captain liaison officer and Dr. Strangelove, a more-than-slightly mad ex-Nazi scientist. This film is both very funny and rather frightening.

1964, Directed by Stanley Kubrick
     

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