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No. 49: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Nuclear war was never so much fun

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1964, dir. Stanley Kubrick. Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 comedy turned the nuclear standoff into screwball farce, complete with war-mongering brigadier generals, bumbling Soviets, Air Force commanders who ride nuclear warheads like rodeo cowboys, and the titular weapons expert (Peter Sellers), a former Nazi whose hand involuntary jerks upward into a Heil Hitler salute. The film ends with one of the most indelible, grimly comic sequences in cinema: nukes detonating across the world as Vera Lynn croons “We’ll Meet Again.”

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No. 49: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Nuclear war was never so much fun

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