or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Cu ocazia reacției neaoșe la ideea amplasării unui scut antirachetă în România, vă propun să începem întâlnirile clubului de film cu clasicul Dr. Strangelove.
Vă așteptăm joi seara, de la ora 19, la Atelierul din strada Popa Nan 82. Participarea se confirmă în comentariile de aici sau pe facebook:
“Gentleman, you can’t fight in here. This is the War Room.” Stanley Kubrick brilliantly realized that a subject as appalling and unimaginable as global thermonuclear war needed to be dealt with in the form of satire. With the help of Peter Sellers in three roles, (including the former Nazi nuclear scientist Dr. Strangelove), he made this satirical classic of nuclear gamesmanship. Top government and military leaders talk offhandedly of “modest and acceptable civilian casualties… no more than 10 to 20 million killed. Tops! Depending on the breaks”. When the President wonders how a nuclear confrontation could be occurring due to a paranoid defense program he had approved, the military leader in charge (George C. Scott) replies in typical bureaucratic fashion, “I don’t think it’s fair to condemn a whole program because of a single slipup, sir.” In the guise of a comedy, this film is a powerful meditation on the nonchalance with which our “leaders” are ready to sacrifice millions of lives in their games of global power politics.