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And that comment inspired me to watch Dr Strangelove again, late last night.

What a brilliant quirky movie - with Sellers at his best. When I first saw it I thought George C. Scott was way over the top. And George himself didn't like it when Kubrik asked for a standard, an emotional and an OTT take, and then consistently used the OTT.

But over the years, especially with our view of the military now, it is clear that Kubrik was right. Scott is brilliant.

We must also commend the bit parters in the War Room for standing solemnly in the background while Sellers did, apparently, 10 minute ridiculously funny improv takes. How they didn't corpse is beyond me.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Fri Oct 15th, 2010 at 02:00:29 PM EST
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2 days after posting i discover this.  good take, now i'll have to swatch again, (notice that the auto spell-checker now lets Swatch through).

but how did you know about the 3 different take versions?  How do you keep up a discussion on an OT that's dead 3 days already?

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin

by Crazy Horse on Sun Oct 17th, 2010 at 01:22:16 PM EST
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that little gem was in the Extras of the DVD.

You can't be me, I'm taken
by Sven Triloqvist on Sun Oct 17th, 2010 at 01:28:29 PM EST
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