1964 - 2017 Dr Strangelove - Full Circle | Beaufort County Now | Back in 1964 a black comedy satire movie about Right Wing unhinged Military commanders starting a nuclear war. Flash forward fifty-three years and we now have unhinged Democratic politicians hating the Russians.

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1    Back in 1964 Dr Strangelove, a black comedy satire movie about Right Wing unhinged Military commanders starting a nuclear war, was a parody of the cold war warriors who were concerned about the Russian threat and fluoridation of our water. Back then the liberals thought the concerns about the Russian's intentions was paranoid and overblown.

In following the tone of the book, Kubrick originally intended to film the story as a serious drama. However, as he later explained during interviews, he began to see comedy inherent in the idea of mutual assured destruction as he wrote the first draft. Kubrick said:

"My idea of doing it as a nightmare comedy came in the early weeks of working on the screenplay. I found that in trying to put meat on the bones and to imagine the scenes fully, one had to keep leaving out of it things which were either absurd or paradoxical, in order to keep it from being funny; and these things seemed to be close to the heart of the scenes in question."   Wikipedia

The movie was filmed mainly in England. When asked why he lived and filmed in England Stanley Krubrick ( American expatriate) said:
"Because I direct films, I have to live in a major English-speaking production center. That narrows it down to three places: Los Angeles, New York and London. I like New York, but it's inferior to London as a production center. Hollywood is best, but I don't like living there.
You read books or see films that depict people being corrupted by Hollywood, but it isn't that. It's this tremendous sense of insecurity. A lot of destructive competitiveness. In comparison, England seems very remote. I try to keep up, read the trade papers, but it's good to get it on paper and not have to hear it every place you go. I think it's good to just do the work and insulate yourself from that undercurrent of low-level malevolence."
  Stanley-Kubrick--1987

   Flash forward fifty-three years and we now have unhinged Democratic politicians fearing the Russians and blaming Donald Trump for being too cozy with them. They are also drinking only bottled water because of their fear of the impurities in the faucet water supply. Hell the movie even had a Russian Ambassador that looked surprisingly like the current one in the news. Have you noticed that many of those Russians living here seem to be enjoying the fruits of a bountiful table courtesy of the capitalist pigs.?


   Peter Sellers played the hapless often confused and bewildered President who could not believe or accept what was going on. His counterpart today is Senator Up.Chuckie Shoe.


   We have come full circle, which in politics is considered as nuance; not to be confused with actual convictions. Despite the fact that I voted for Barry Goldwater, who the Democrats tried to make into an Unhinged General, Dr Strangelove was and still is one of my all time favorite comedies right up there with The Pink Panther. I would never have dreamed that this would become somewhat a reality show in Washington DC. At the risk of putting too fine a point on this comparison, maybe the only thing that has stayed consistent over the years are the Russians. They are still single focused on World Dominance. Many of the characters have names which are double entendres or innuendos:
  • Group Capt. Lionel Mandrake
  • President Merkin Muffley
  • Dr. Strangelove
  • Gen. 'Buck' Turgidson
  • Brig. Gen. Jack D. Ripper
  • Col. 'Bat' Guano
  • Maj. 'King' Kong
  • Russian Ambassador Alexi de Sadesky
  • Lt. Lothar Zogg

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Roger Ebert said in his review of Dr. Strangelove:
"Dr. Strangelove's" humor is generated by a basic comic principle: People trying to be funny are never as funny as people trying to be serious and failing. The laughs have to seem forced on unwilling characters by the logic of events. A man wearing a funny hat is not funny. But a man who doesn't know he's wearing a funny hat ... ah, now you've got something. Roger Ebert
   You can't make this stuff up or can you? Or as Alex would say:
Would I kid u?


Here a few clips from the movie which I still think is one of the all time best comedies.The last one is my favorite.









Just a parting word of advice: "DON'T DRINK THE WATER - DRINK ONLY PURIFIED BOTTLED WATER"

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  Yes, Democrats will finally create a Socialist Progressive utopia if they remain banded together.
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Comments

( March 16th, 2017 @ 9:58 am )
 
I may be forced to pull out my DVD copy of this movie for review. Here is a clip for those who have no clue what the CRM114,CR114, or CMR114 was or is.

youtu.be
( March 16th, 2017 @ 9:54 am )
 
We must be getting old, Here is the link for the CRM114. Still a great movie.

en.wikipedia.org(fictional_device)
SSgtsouth said:
( March 16th, 2017 @ 9:44 am )
 
CMR 114
( March 14th, 2017 @ 9:27 am )
 
Or OPE.
The good old CR114 discriminator

SSgtsouth said:
( March 14th, 2017 @ 8:53 am )
 
P O E
( March 6th, 2017 @ 1:03 pm )
 
Bobby Tony, it had to happen.

I'm not comfortable with it either, but, at this point, there is no alternative.

Trump, because of his nature, has made all the Democrats, and the unprincipled Democrat Media show their hand, and now we know their game plan, and how they collectively just don't care about our Republic ... not one whit.

Until Trump shows me far worse than what I have seen, I am sitting in the front car of the Trump Train.

One more thing B.T.: That last comment of yours is very insightful, and would make another outstanding post on BCN.
( March 6th, 2017 @ 12:35 pm )
 
We are definitely in uncharted political territory here. Trump's "take no prisoners" approach is something we have not seen before from the Republicans. It has been the playbook for Democrats for as long as I can remember, but no one is used to seeing a Republican fight back so forcefully. I am not sure I am comfortable with his approach but one thing for sure is he will get the fence sitters off the fence. If you are out to catch sharks you have to throw a good bit of chum in the water. That is His forte.

He has expanded the discussion from his campaign's possible interaction with the Russians to the Obama government possible use of illegal wiretaps and surveillance on his campaign. So far there are no facts to support either claim. Nothing but unnamed sources quoted. However, now it is in the narrative that both sides are asking for an investigation.

I still say that the best possible way to understand his methods is to buy his book "The Art of the Deal." It is a road-map that he has followed as a businessman and seems to be following as a candidate and president.

He sees publicity as a key tool to drive a deal. From the book:

“One thing I’ve learned about the press is that they’re always hungry for a good story, and the more sensational the better… if you are a little different, a little outrageous, or if you do things that are bold or controversial, the press is going to write about you.”

Maybe the Political class, both Democrats and Republicans are beginning to get the point.

( March 6th, 2017 @ 9:23 am )
 
Homebrun here Bobby Tony.

You took one of my top 50 favorite movies and used it as a perfect metaphor to explain the incredible behavior of the Democrat party and the Democrat Media.

Thank-you.



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