How does Stanley Kubrick’s Cold War satire hold up for a modern audience? Join Luke & James as they discuss all the behind the scenes stories, social themes, dark comedy, and brilliant acting of this legendary film adapted from the novel “Red Alert” by Peter George.
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Topics Include: the phallic symbolism, Peter Sellers playing 3 incredible roles, George C. Scott’s over-the-top effort as Buck Turgidson, Sterling Haydin’s Jack D. Ripper and his obsession with bodily fluids, Slim Pickens not knowing he was in a comedy, parallels in idiocy in the modern US government, and the wild, memorable antics inside The War Room.
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