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Novelization of the '64 film directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn, Slim Pickens. As with many of Southern's film screenplay projects there is a dispute about the level of his participation but without a doubt his caustic black humor pervades this classic film. Peter George's novelization closely follows the scriNovelization of the '64 film directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn, Slim Pickens. As with many of Southern's film screenplay projects there is a dispute about the level of his participation but without a doubt his caustic black humor pervades this classic film. Peter George's novelization closely follows the script of the finished film. "Kubrick’s cool cynicism & Terry Southern’s caustic black humor are perfectly wedded in this vision of nuclear apocalypse brought about by a mad U.S. general’s paranoia about women & Commies. Nothing is sacred as Peter Sellers (in three roles), George C. Scott & Slim Pickens set out to stop the 'Russkies' from polluting America’s drinking water while trying to stave off Doomsday. Forty years since its initial release, Strangelove remains a perfect and timeless spoof of political & military insanity."--International House, Philadelphia....

Title : dr strangelove or how i learned to stop worrying and love the bomb
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ISBN : 3359180
Format Type : Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages : 154 Pages
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dr strangelove or how i learned to stop worrying and love the bomb Reviews

  • Corey
    2019-03-25 12:17

    Let me see if I’ve got this straight. Peter George wrote a novel called ‘Red Alert.’ Stanley Kubrick made a movie loosely based on it, calling in both George and Terry Southern to help with the screenplay. Then George wrote another novel called ‘Dr. Strangelove,’ based on that screenplay. This is that book. What’s remarkable about this is how bad this is. ‘Dr. Strangelove’ just might be my favorite film, so I must assume Peter George had little to do with its excellent screenplay. And, even curioser, is this: the screenplay’s best line, “Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here. This is the War Room,’ is printed on the dust jacket of this novel. Yet, George excised it from his novelization, along with the recall code from the film, OPE.

  • Peter
    2019-03-25 11:56

    This is unique - a novelization of the screenplay to Kubrick's great film (probably the most brilliant, darkly comic anti-war film ever made), written by one of its screenwriters. So obviously the story is great, but unfortunately the book doesn't add much that the film didn't already cover, and also misses the unforgettable performances of Peter Sellers, George C. Scott and Sterling Hayden. And for some reason the book omitted my two favorite lines from the film: "Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!" and "You're gonna have to answer to the Coca-Cola Company." An entertaining read, but minus the film's striking visuals and sharp acting performances, it's mostly for Strangelove fanatics only.

  • Erik Graff
    2019-03-28 11:02

    After seeing this darkly funny movie at Park Ridge's Pickwick Theatre, I went off to the bookstore near the Post Office to purchase the novelization, not knowing that the film had been based on a previous novel by the same primary author, George, entitled Red Alert. The book did not disappoint as it followed the screenplay very closely.Both Seven Days in May and Failsafe, two other movies about the threat of global war, were released at about the same time, not long after the Kennedy assassination. I also saw them and also bought the books associated with them. Such were the times. Such were some of the influences working on the minds of thirteen-year olds.

  • Jacque
    2019-04-03 16:53

    Interesting book. Would have been a whole lot scarier reading it in 1982, when I was 12 years old and living just across the river from Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha. We knew that was a target for Russian missiles. Glad I didn't know about this book then or I wouldn't have slept for weeks.

  • Anushka
    2019-03-29 10:19

    My first reaction when I got to the ending was - what the hell?! The point supposedly is the farcical nature of life at times and how worrying serves no purpose. With that end, it serves its purpose. And does it well!

  • Becky
    2019-03-25 17:06

    As a fan of the movie, I enjoyed this book, although someday I think I'd like to read the original novel, "Red Alert," from which this book was based.

  • Hana
    2019-03-27 16:19

    The movie was better.

  • Sarcazzi
    2019-04-19 09:51

    Mentre leggevo mi scorrevano davanti le immagini del film, cosicché ho mantenuto un'espressione ghignante durante la lettura di questo fantastico libretto che va già liscio liscio e che ti lascia alla fine un'espressione soddisfatta e un po' inebetita per lo spasso. in alcuni passaggi poi, il mezzo sorriso esplode in una risata spontanea, tipo a ripensare a quando il Dottor Stranamore sbraca e perde il controllo della propria mano mutilata, tendendo il braccio in un pieno saluto nazista che non lascia più dubbi sul suo passato; oppure all'esilarante telefonata del presidente americano con il premier sovietico evidentemente sbronzo (Dimitri, non pretenderete davvero che vi lasciamo distruggere Detroit per rappresaglia?!?). per queste ragioni uno di quei casi in cui il film supera il libro (ma pur trovandosi già  ai ""piani alti"") proprio per la fedele trasposizione e (scusa se è poco) per l'impegno di due mostri come Stanley Kubrik e Peter Sellers.

  • Preston Sinclair
    2019-04-18 18:07

    This is the third book in a row I've read from the war genre, including The Hunger Games, and War by Sebastian Junger. George's war is in the nuclear era and is written in a dark, comedic style which lent itself to Stanley Kubrick's classic movie version of Dr Strangelove. While George's characters are based on real people, he paints the Leaders as bumbling idiots who fumble there way to nuclear war. Having observed the wars in Iraq, and Afghanistan I don't believe this to be true. If what Peter George had written was true, The Doomsday Machine would have gone off long ago. The truth in George's novel comes when he says that the enlisted men and women are professionals doing their jobs to the best of their abilities. While Dr Strangelove ends in hope for the human race, it is the wrong hope. For anyone to even imagine that we could live under ground for one hundred years and survive as a species, is bizarre. Now the same kind of fear mongering by the politicians and media is telling us to be afraid of Iran setting off a dirty bomb. The Cold War is over. We are entering the era of The Lukewarm War.

  • Kate
    2019-03-30 17:00

    I suppose it's pretty bad to read this having not seen the film, but I love anything about nuclear war, it fascinates me, so this really was a must-read. The story is meant to be a comedy, and although there were moments that did make me smile, there weren't any laugh out loud moments. I read that this book was written based off the script, so perhaps some of the elements that made the film so enjoyable are lost in the text? The idea is that the Cold War is basically ended by a sequence of military mishaps, resulting in the death of millions. It certainly doesn't sound funny, but I assure you, it's not as doom and gloom as it sounds. All the characters are well-developed and unforgettable, and the atmosphere is as tense and as chaotic as it should be, considering the plot. The only thing that put me off a little whilst reading is the short chapter lengths, and although this is meant to co-inside with the cuts in the film, it probably could do with a bit more narration.This ended too soon for me, but I enjoyed reading it, and now I desperately want to watch the film.

  • Ali
    2019-04-12 16:50

    The bomb explodes, and life on Earth's surface will be extinct in ten months due to the Doomsday Machine. Dr. Strangelove recommends to the President that a group of about 200,000 people be relocated deep in a mine shaft, where the nuclear fallout cannot reach them, so that the USA can be repopulated afterwards. Because of space limitations, Strangelove suggests a gender ratio of "ten females to each male, "with the women selected for their sexual characteristics, and the men selected on the basis of their physical strength, intellectual capabilities and their importance in business and ... doesn’t it sound perfect?بر اساس این رمان، استانلی کوبریک فیلمی ساخته که در بسیاری تصاویر با رمان متفاوت است . بنظر می رسد کوبریک برداشت و منظور دیگری از این طنز سیاه داشته است.

  • Stop
    2019-03-23 12:16

    The STOP SMILINGRebels + Outlaws Issuefeatures an interview with Stanley Kubrick by Terry Southern.

  • Tom Schulte
    2019-04-11 17:57

    I didn't know this was Peter George's novelization of the witty and satiric screenplay by Terry Southern, et al. Not my typical fare, but this is a fast and fun read closely tracking the famous flick. The switching between bomber Leper Colony, Burpleson AFB and The War Room keep the energy up for quick and funny read. Hold true to the purity and essence of your bodily fluids! :)

  • Sarah
    2019-04-19 13:11

    Dark comic anti-cold war novella, which when coming on to review I was surprised to find was a novelisation of a film which was based on a different novel. So I'm really not quite sure why it exists. But will still have a look out for the film.

  • Xenothaulus
    2019-04-11 12:06

    I just finished it this morning, and frankly it is kind of meh. Probably a rare case of the movie being better than the book, likely, in fact, given the book is a novelization of the movie, rather than the other way around. I guess now I will have to watch it.

  • Namiko
    2019-04-07 13:03

    I don't understand the ending. They failed. The nuclear bomb will explode. Dr. Stragelove just make a suggestion at last that some proper people live underground? I don't really understand how people like this story. tell me?

  • Jeffrey
    2019-04-03 14:20

    Quick book, reads just like the movie.

  • Jeffrey
    2019-03-26 11:58

    A classic. No better or worse than the movie.

  • Ashley
    2019-03-26 17:11

    This was a fun book. I went on a classic movie spree and knew I had to read the book behind this one.

  • Sherry
    2019-03-27 14:59

    Depicts the cold war and its craziness.

  • Bettie☯
    2019-03-25 12:51

    HATTIP TO TA - Published as Red Alert in '58

  • Ayne Ray
    2019-04-03 18:19

    A pitch-perfect black comedy about nuclear annihilation. "Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!"

  • Keith
    2019-04-22 15:12

    I read this black comedy in the 1960's.

  • Krolikbuks
    2019-04-18 13:52


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    2019-04-19 09:54