Coming up on Saturday at the Described Movies: Dr. Strangelove

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From this Saturday at 2am Eastern, that’s 7pm Saturday in NZ, 5pm in Sydney and 6am in the UK, and repeated every four hours throughout the day, it’s the described movie Dr. Strangelove from 1964.
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, more commonly known simply as Dr. Strangelove, is a 1964 black comedy film that satirizes the Cold War fears of a nuclear conflict between the Soviet Union and the United States.
The film was directed, produced, and co-written by Stanley Kubrick and stars Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden and Slim Pickens.
Production took place in the United Kingdom.
The film is loosely based on Peter George's thriller novel Red Alert (1958).
The story concerns an unhinged United States Air Force general who orders a first strike nuclear attack on the Soviet Union.
It separately follows the President of the United States, his advisors, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and a Royal Air Force (RAF) officer as they attempt to prevent the crew of a B-52 plane (who were ordered by the general) from nuking the Soviets and starting an atomic holocaust.
The film is often considered one of the best comedies ever made, and, not so frequently, one of the greatest films of all time.
In 1998, the American Film Institute ranked it twenty-sixth in its list of the best American movies (in the 2007 edition, the film ranked thirty-ninth), and in 2000, it was listed as number three on its list of the funniest American films.
In 1989, the United States Library of Congress included Dr. Strangelove as one of the first twenty-five films selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.
Directed by: Stanley Kubrick.
Produced by: Stanley Kubrick.
Screenplay by: Stanley Kubrick, Terry Southern and Peter George.
Based on: Red Alert by Peter George.
Starring: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn, Slim Pickens and Tracy Reed.
Music by: Laurie Johnson.
Cinematography: Gilbert Taylor.
Edited by: Anthony Harvey.
Production company: Hawk Films.
Distributed by: Columbia Pictures.
Release date: 29 January, 1964.
Running time:94 minutes.
Country: United Kingdom and United States.
Language: English.
Budget: $1.8 million.
Box office: $9.4 million (North America).
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