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Dr. Strangelove : or, how I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb

Title
Dr. Strangelove : or, how I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb / Columbia Pictures Corporation presents a Stanley Kubrick production ; screenplay by Stanley Kubrick, Terry Southern & Peter George ; directed and produced by Stanley Kubrick.
ISBN
9781681431703
168143170X
Edition
Blu-ray special edition.
Publication
[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2016]
Physical Description
1 videodisc (95 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (20 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 16 cm) + 2 sheets (4 pages ; 23 cm) + 1 miniature booklet (5 cm)
Medium
4 3/4 in. stamping
Notes
Based on the book "Red Alert" by Peter George.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1964.
Widescreen (1.66:1).
Special features: New interviews with Stanley Kubrick scholars Mick Broderick and Rodney Hill; archivist Richard Daniels; cinematographer and camera innovator Joe Dunton; camera operator Kelvin Pike; and David George, son of Peter George, on whose novel Red alert the film is based; Excerpts short documentaries, about the making of the film, the sociopolitical climate of the period, the work of actor Peter Sellers, and the artistry of Kubrick; Interviews from 1963 with Sellers and actor George C. Scott; Excerpt from a 1980 interview with Sellers from NBC's Today show; Trailers; Plus: an essay by scholar David Bromwich and a 1994 article by screenwriter Terry Southern on the making of the film.
Director of photography, Gilbert Taylor ; film editor, Anthony Harvey ; music, Laurie Johnson.
In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH). Closed-captioned.
Named to the National Film Registry in 1989 by the Library of Congress.
Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role (Peter Sellers); Best Director (Stanley Kubrick); Best Picture (Stanley Kubrick); Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium (Stanley Kubrick, Peter George, Terry Southern), 1965 Academy Awards (U.S.).
Summary
In this dark comedy, chaos erupts when a general orders an attack on the Russians, which subsequently will trigger the Russian "Doomsday Device." The President, his aides and the Pentagon struggle to find a way to stop the impending doom.
Variant and related titles
Doctor Strangelove
How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb
Title on disc label: Hi there!
Dr. Strangelove, or, How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb (Motion picture)
Format
Images / Video & Film
Language
English
Added to Catalog
February 08, 2019
Series
Criterion collection ; 821.
The Criterion collection ; 821
Credits
Director of photography, Gilbert Taylor ; film editor, Anthony Harvey ; music, Laurie Johnson.
Cast
Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn, Slim Pickens, Tracy Reed, James Earl Jones.
System details note
Blu-ray; region A; requires Blu-ray player.
Audience
[MPAA rating: PG; for thematic elements, some violence, sexual humor, and mild language].
Videorecording number
CC2639BD The Criterion Collection
Genre/Form
Dark comedy films.
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Dark comedy films.
Drama.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
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