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Cinematic Time Machine: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

From Sunday 2nd June

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Director: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott and Slim Pickens

Rating: PG

USA/UK 1964, 94mins

Stanley Kubrick’s painfully funny take on Cold War anxiety is one of the fiercest satires of human folly ever to come out of Hollywood, in which the matchless Peter Sellers takes on three wildly different roles.

An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a War Room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop.

Did you know? James Earl Jones initially thought Slim Pickens was staying in character off camera, until being told he wasn't putting on the character, that's the way he always talked.