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Thursday, October 07, 2004

"Doctor Strangelove" on at 10 PM EST on Turner Classic Movies

Just saw this listed and told my wife that I gotta watch. Doctor Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb has to rank as one of the funniest satires of all time, if not the darkest. What an amazing cast: Peter Sellers (in three roles), George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Slim Pickens, and a very young James Earl Jones headline this scathing (but hilarious) indictment of the Cold War mentality. I watched it for the first time during my first year of college as a critique for a history class and wound up searching high and low for a widescreen VHS version (there was one, by the way) 'cuz I wanted to have it as complete as possible. Heh-heh... I must have ended up with the largest collection of widescreen movies on videotape in the days before DVD. Anyhoo, it's a classic so catch it tonight and if not buy it off of Amazon or something so you can watch it later.