Now, you might have figured out after reading my last blog, Mr. Trump Goes to Washington, that I like satire. Well you’d be right. In fact, I love satire. Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb by Stanley Kubrick is one of my all time favourite films.
I first saw Dr. Strangelove at the movies with a full audience in the mid eighties when tensions between the US and Russia were spinning out of control. Unfortunately, the film has become all too relevant once again by recent world events and the rising tensions between Putin and and the US. Yes, there are serious films about Nuclear War like Fail Safe but they don’t have they same punch as Dr. Strangelove. Dr. Strangelove stays with you and manages to explore a serious topic while revealing the absurd nature of nationalism and this nuclear nightmare we live in.