Dr Strangelove or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb is a fascinating film which tells us half the story from start to finish. One of the most interesting things about this movie is that it nails the politics of the times – which is what most of us are interested in – but also delves deeply into the personal psychology of a man who, at the end of the Cold War, wants to go home and reunite with his family. The storyline and the style of the film do a great job at making you think along both these lines. If you have an overwhelming desire to stop worrying and love the bomb, then this might be a good film for you.
After the initial excitement wears off, however, Dr Strangelove or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb drags us down a little further into the psychological aspects of the film which make it all the more fascinating. You see, the reason why Dr Strangelove or The Big Sleep is so great is because we get to observe the internal conflicts of men while they are thinking about starting a nuclear war. This film depicts the true nature of war – where power and strength can blind human emotions and cause men to make irrational and even dangerous decisions. It shows us how irrational fear can effect everyone around us and the effect that fear can have on ourselves. It also shows us that people can turn destructive towards each other at any given time, making any rational discussion impossible.
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In short, Dr Strangelove or The Big Sleep is a very thought provoking film which will leave you asking yourself questions about life, death, and your own psychology. It’s a film which everyone should see at least once in their life. Even if you’ve seen all the others, or haven’t ever been interested in nuclear war or the psychology of men, then this one is still a must see… It’s a very entertaining and thought provoking film which makes you question all the assumptions you have about the world we live in.