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The Making of Dr. Strangelove

Film Poster for Dr. Strangelove (1964).

In 1963, America was a nervous wreck. The country witnessed the Bay of Pigs fiasco, the start of the Vietnam conflict, the building of the Berlin Wall and the Cuban Missile Crisis. The Cold War was peaking and civilization seemed to be on the brink of annihilation.

Director Stanley Kubrick was obsessed with the possibility of nuclear war. He read a novel by Peter George called Red Alert about a rogue US…

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Loren Kantor

Loren Kantor

Loren is a writer and woodcut artist based in Los Angeles. He teaches printmaking and creative writing to kids and adults.