Archive for October 9, 2014

A Pictorial History of the Movies: 1964 – Dr. Strangelove

This is a really tough year. There are a lot of choices here. And I mean a lot.

You have two James Bond movies (From Russia with Love and Goldfinger, the latter being the official 1964 film), Mary Poppins, My Fair Lady, A Fistful of Dollars, and A Hard Day’s Night. And those are just the great choices. Let’s not even get into the good ones.

Yet… I feel like history has made this the choice. It’s just such a good and iconic movie, and really represents that underbelly of Hollywood of the satirical, black comedy. And coming when this did, it’s a good representation of a time right when Hollywood went having pretty rigid standards for what they talked about and what they didn’t to saying and showing pretty much whatever they wanted.

Not to mention all the iconic moments in this — “The War Room,” riding the bomb, “You’ll have to answer to the Coca Cola company,” “Mein Fuhrer, I can walk!”… it’s amazing how ahead of its time this film is. (more…)


Pic of the Day: “Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here! This is the War Room.”

Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb - 57