Film Day School : Stanley Kubrick’s ‘Dr Strangelove. Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb’ (1964)

Alan Sennett, Creina Mansfield and Kevin Harrison

“Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here, this is the War Room!” President Merkin Muffley (Peter Sellers)                                          

American Air Force General, Jack D. Ripper (Sterling Hayden), plans to start a nuclear war with the Soviet Union to stop a Communist conspiracy to put fluoride in the water supply, thereby threatening our “precious bodily fluids”.  Loosely based on Peter George’s 1958 novel Red Alert and released at the height of the Cold War, Stanley Kubrick’s film brilliantly satirises the way government and military incompetence could result in a nuclear holocaust.

We will discuss the film in sections, looking at the literary and historical background as well as the making of the film and its significance.

Day: Monday 9th September        Time: 10.30am – 4.30pm

Venue:
Union Chapel, Wellington Road, Fallowfield, Manchester M14 6EQ

Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.
£30 n/a 11 40

Please send your MANCENT booking form with accompanying payment to one of the addresses below. If you prefer to pay through BACS, please contact the lecturer for further particulars.
Contact details:
Alan Sennett, Flat 5, 36 Oak Road, Withington, Manchester M20 3DA  email: a.sennett@open.ac.uk  Tel: 0161 4380309
Creina Mansfield, Beech Court, Beech Hall Drive, Macclesfield, SK10 2EF  email: creina.m@hotmail.com Tel: 01625 511581

 

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