Mr Strangelove - Ed Sikov

Mr Strangelove Great book for read
Title: Mr Strangelove
Author: Ed Sikov
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447207149
Category: Books
Pages : 416
File: mr-strangelove
Read: 7935

Peter Sellers was a genius, whose unique mastery created enduring comic characters. But behind the man that could make the world laugh was a tragic sadness. Employing his creations as masks to hide behind, Sellers was convinced his own life was meaningless and empty. Acclaimed (On Sunset Boulevard - the story of Billy WIlder) biographer Ed Sikov has spoken to many who knew and worked with Sellers, including Sophia Loren, Goldie Hawn, and Roman Polanski. Sikov reveals how Sellers was a casualty of his own insecurities and used his public persona to mask his tormented private life, littered with four marriages (and three divorces), countless affairs, and drug and alcohol abuse. This is the authoritative and touching story of a majestic comedian, showing the very private face of a man whose world was lived through the public arena. 'An authoritative biography and a compulsive page turner.' Michael Palin, New York Times 'Sikov's book is often melancholy, but always informative, and entertaining... They don't really make 'em like that any more - you can't get the wood you know' Simon Louvish, Guardian


Dr. Strangelove's America - Margot Ann Henriksen

Dr. Strangelove's America Good book for read
Title: Dr. Strangelove's America
Author: Margot Ann Henriksen
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category: Books
Pages : 1248
File: dr-strangelove-s-america
Download: 2405


Dr. Strangelove and the Hideous Epoch - John Renaker

Dr. Strangelove and the Hideous Epoch is publish by
Title: Dr. Strangelove and the Hideous Epoch
Author: John Renaker
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780941690997
Category: Books
Pages : 445
File: dr-strangelove-and-the-hideous-epoch
Download: 7799


Calling Dr. Strangelove - George Case

Calling Dr. Strangelove Awesome book for read
Title: Calling Dr. Strangelove
Author: George Case
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476618488
Category: Books
Pages : 212
File: calling-dr-strangelove
Download: 7432

Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb is one of the most celebrated and significant films ever made. This book traces the movie's origins as a thriller novel through its evolution into a devastating black comedy, to its ultimate reception as an undisputed cinema classic. A wealth of fresh detail is provided on Dr. Strangelove's production, its initial reception and its lasting influence. The book also examines the film within the context of the real-life superpower standoff it satirized and evaluates its place alongside director Kubrick's entire catalog of famous works. Drawn from interviews, biographical research and extensive cultural analysis, this work is an indispensable resource for Kubrick fans, movie buffs and students of Cold War history.


Dr. Strangelove's America - Margot A. Henriksen

Dr. Strangelove's America is 451 pages readable book by Margot A. Henriksen
Title: Dr. Strangelove's America
Author: Margot A. Henriksen
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520083103
Category: Books
Pages : 451
File: dr-strangelove-s-america
Download: 9025

Did America really learn to "stop worrying and love the bomb," as the title of Stanley Kubrick's 1964 film, Dr. Strangelove, would have us believe? Does that darkly satirical comedy have anything in common with Martin Luther King Jr.'s impassioned "I Have a Dream" speech or with Elvis Presley's throbbing "I'm All Shook Up"? In Margot Henriksen's vivid depiction of the decades after World War II, all three are expressions of a cultural revolution directly related to the atomic bomb. Although many scientists and other Americans protested the pursuit of nuclear superiority after World War II ended, they were drowned out by Cold War rhetoric that encouraged a "culture of consensus." Nonetheless, Henriksen says, a "culture of dissent" arose, and she traces this rebellion through all forms of popular culture. At first, artists expressed their anger, anxiety, and despair in familiar terms that addressed nuclear reality only indirectly. But Henriksen focuses primarily on new modes of expression that emerged, discussing the disturbing themes of film noir (with extended attention to Alfred Hitchcock) and science fiction films, Beat poetry, rock 'n' roll, and Pop Art. Black humor became a primary weapon in the cultural revolution while literature, movies, and music gave free rein to every possible expression of the generation gap. Cultural upheavals from "flower power" to the civil rights movement accentuated the failure of old values. Filled with fascinating examples of cultural responses to the Atomic Age, Henriksen's book is a must-read for anyone interested in the United States at mid-twentieth century.


Reconstructing Strangelove - Michael Broderick

Reconstructing Strangelove Good book for read
Title: Reconstructing Strangelove
Author: Michael Broderick
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231851006
Category: Books
Pages : 208
File: reconstructing-strangelove
Views: 3572

During his career Stanley Kubrick became renowned for undertaking lengthy and exhaustive research prior to the production of all his films. In the lead-up to what would eventually become Dr. Strangelove (1964), Kubrick read voraciously and amassed a substantial library of works on the nuclear age. With rare access to unpublished materials, this volume assesses Dr. Strangelove's narrative accuracy, consulting recently declassified Cold War nuclear-policy documents alongside interviews with Kubrick’s collaborators. It focuses on the myths surrounding the film, such as the origins and transformation of the “straight” script versions into what Kubrick termed a “nightmare comedy.” It assesses Kubrick’s account of collaborating with the writers Peter George and Terry Southern against their individual remembrances and material archives. Peter Sellers’s improvisations are compared to written scripts and daily continuity reports, showcasing the actor’s brilliant talent and variations.


Dr. Strangelove or: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb - Peter Kramer

Read book by Dr. Strangelove or: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Title: Dr. Strangelove or: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Author: Peter Kramer
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1844577791
Category: Books
Pages : 120
File: dr-strangelove-or-how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-the-bomb
Download: 3267

Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) has long been recognised as one of the key artistic expressions of the nuclear age. Made at a time when nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union was a real possibility, the film is menacing, exhilarating, thrilling, insightful and very funny. Combining a scene-by-scene analysis of Dr. Strangelove with new research in the Stanley Kubrick Archive, Peter Krämer's study foregrounds the connections the film establishes between the Cold War and World War II, and between sixties America and Nazi Germany. How did the film come to be named after a character who only appears in it very briefly? Why does he turn out to be a Nazi? And how are his ideas for post-apocalyptic survival in mineshafts connected to the sexual fantasies of the military men who destroy life on the surface of the Earth? This special edition features original cover artwork by Marian Bantjes.


James P. Goodrich, Indiana's "Governor Strangelove" - Benjamin D. Rhodes

James P. Goodrich, Indiana's "Governor Strangelove" is 191 pages readable book by Benjamin D. Rhodes
Title: James P. Goodrich, Indiana's "Governor Strangelove"
Author: Benjamin D. Rhodes
Publisher: Susquehanna University Press
ISBN: 9780945636823
Category: Books
Pages : 191
File: james-p-goodrich-indiana-s-governor-strangelove
Download: 4868

This monograph is a study of the life of James P. Goodrich, Indiana's Republican governor during World War I, who, following his retirement as governor, became an advocate of establishing diplomatic and trade relations with the Soviet Union at a time when America's official policy was one of hard-line nonrecognition. Six months after his retirement, a famine devastated Russia from the Volga region to the Ukraine. Unexpectedly, Goodrich was asked by Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover to travel to Russia with an open mind to assess the extent of the catastrophe. His four trips to Russia (1921-25) made Goodrich into an enthusiastic admirer of the long-suffering Russian people and a harsh critic of the inefficient Communist economic system. Based upon his tours of the country, his meetings with ordinary Russians, and such Soviet leaders as Chicherin, Dzerzhinsky, Kamenev, Radek, Rykov, Krassin, Sokolnikov, Zinoviev, Litvinov, Trotsky, and Stalin, Goodrich came to the conclusion that the Russian Revolution was a permanent event with which the West had to come to terms sooner or later. Optimistically - in reality too optimistically - he concluded that Russia, as a result of V. I. Lenin's New Economic Policy, was embarking upon the road to capitalism. His recommendation, which he offered calmly and unemotionally to Presidents Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge, was that America should extend diplomatic recognition and encourage trade. Practically the only occasion in his entire lifetime when he agreed with a Democrat was in 1933, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt exchanged ambassadors with the Soviet Union, an action that substantially vindicated Goodrich. One of the most intriguing aspects of his career is that much of what Goodrich was saying about the U.S.S.R. seventy years ago has recently come to pass.


Calling Dr. Strangelove - George Case

Read book by Calling Dr. Strangelove
Title: Calling Dr. Strangelove
Author: George Case
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786494492
Category: Books
Pages : 212
File: calling-dr-strangelove
Read: 3917

Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb is one of the most celebrated and significant films ever made. This book traces the movie's origins as a thriller novel through its evolution into a devastating black comedy, to its ultimate reception as an undisputed cinema classic. A wealth of fresh detail is provided on Dr. Strangelove's production, its initial reception and its lasting influence. The book also examines the film within the context of the real-life superpower standoff it satirized and evaluates its place alongside director Kubrick's entire catalog of famous works. Drawn from interviews, biographical research and extensive cultural analysis, this work is an indispensable resource for Kubrick fans, movie buffs and students of Cold War history.


The Strangelove Gambit - David Bishop

Read book by The Strangelove Gambit
Title: The Strangelove Gambit
Author: David Bishop
Publisher: 2000 AD Books
ISBN: 184997067X
Category: Books
Pages : 256
File: the-strangelove-gambit
Views: 2715

Swashbuckling, drinking, womanising... It's a tough life being an outlaw in the future... It's 2672 AD, in a future where the Russian revolution never happened, and Nikolai Dante is the most wanted man in the Empire. Fifty million roubles have been put up as reward for his capture. Any sensible man would be hiding off-world, but the swashbuckling rogue enjoys living dangerously! Fighting to stop a terrifying weapon being unleashed by a shadowy doctor, the only thing that stands between Dante and success is a finishing school full of beautiful young ladies. How can the carousing scoundrel resist the temptation?


Dr. Strangelove or: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb - Peter Kramer

Dr. Strangelove or: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb is publish by Palgrave Macmillan
Title: Dr. Strangelove or: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Author: Peter Kramer
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1844577805
Category: Books
Pages : 120
File: dr-strangelove-or-how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-the-bomb
Read: 2431

Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) has long been recognised as one of the key artistic expressions of the nuclear age. Made at a time when nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union was a real possibility, the film is menacing, exhilarating, thrilling, insightful and very funny. Combining a scene-by-scene analysis of Dr. Strangelove with new research in the Stanley Kubrick Archive, Peter Krämer's study foregrounds the connections the film establishes between the Cold War and World War II, and between sixties America and Nazi Germany. How did the film come to be named after a character who only appears in it very briefly? Why does he turn out to be a Nazi? And how are his ideas for post-apocalyptic survival in mineshafts connected to the sexual fantasies of the military men who destroy life on the surface of the Earth? This special edition features original cover artwork by Marian Bantjes.


Dr. Strangelove's Game - Paul Strathern

Read book by Dr. Strangelove's Game
Title: Dr. Strangelove's Game
Author: Paul Strathern
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 9780676974492
Category: Books
Pages : 341
File: dr-strangelove-s-game
Views: 4981

Brilliantly entertaining, Dr. Strangelove’s Game will do for economics what Sophie’s World did for philosophy and E=mc2 for physics. With the infectious enthusiasm of a great teacher and a novelist’s eye for a colourful parade of often bizarre and idiosyncratic figures, Paul Strathern gives us a vivid account of the world of economics through the lives and minds of those who contributed to the growth of economic thought from the Middle Ages to the present. The familiar and iconic names – Adam Smith, Karl Marx and John Maynard Keynes – turn out to be fascinating characters, as do a host of lesser-known figures – from Luca Pacioli, a medieval monk who used a ball game to stimulate thought about probability theory (and gambling) to John von Neumann, the manic genius who invented game theory, worked on the atomic bomb, and was probably the model for Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove. There are pessimistic priests, visionary socialists, crackpot academics, and an alleged murderer who controlled France’s finances. Paul Strathern sets their lives and thoughts against the dramatic backdrop of great events – the South Sea Bubble, the French Revolution, the Russian Revolution and the Great Crash. His lightly worn erudition makes Dr. Strangelove’s Game amazingly accessible, leaving readers enriched and enlightened. From the Hardcover edition.


Mr. Strangelove - Ed Sikov

Mr. Strangelove Nice book for read
Title: Mr. Strangelove
Author: Ed Sikov
Publisher: Hyperion
ISBN: 9780786885817
Category: Books
Pages : 448
File: mr-strangelove
Read: 5080

A lively portrait of the acclaimed actor sheds new light on the origins of Sellers's comedic style of acting, describing his lonely childhood, his service with the RAF, his relationships with costars and directors, his four failed marriages and short engagement to Liza Minnelli, and other aspects of his troubled and eccentric life. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.


Dr. Strangelove's America - Margot Ann Henriksen

Read book by Dr. Strangelove's America
Title: Dr. Strangelove's America
Author: Margot Ann Henriksen
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category: Books
Pages : 1248
File: dr-strangelove-s-america
Views: 5086


Inspector Strangelove - Rolf McEwen

Inspector Strangelove is publish by Rolf McEwen
Title: Inspector Strangelove
Author: Rolf McEwen
Publisher: Rolf McEwen
ISBN: 1600473733
Category: Books
Pages : 96
File: inspector-strangelove
Download: 7460

Inspector Strangelove is an adaptation by Rolf McEwen of The Inspector General by Nikolai Gogol. The plot revolves around a case of mistaken identity in which an impoverished young civil servant from Saint Petersburg, Klestakov, is thought by the leaders of a small village to be an important government inspector. It's a terrible mistake that costs them dearly. The government officials fear the consequences of a visit by an inspector because he might uncover the corruption of which they are guilty. Klestakov, when he realizes that they have mistaken him for an inspector, makes the most of the situation. He creates exaggerated tales of his life as a high-ranking government official. He solicits bribes from village officials. In a bold and reckless gesture, he proposes to the governor's daughter. He flees the village before his true identity can be discovered. The townspeople realize their mistake soon after he is gone. Then a shocking twist of fate falls upon the officials of this humble village in Russia.


Mr. Strangelove - Ed Sikov

Mr. Strangelove Nice book for read
Title: Mr. Strangelove
Author: Ed Sikov
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1401398944
Category: Books
Pages : 450
File: mr-strangelove
Read: 4839

Peter Sellers's explosive talent made him a beloved figure in world cinema and continues to attract new audiences. With his darkly comic performances in Dr. Strangelove and Lolita and his outrageously funny appearances as Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther films, he became one of the most popular movie stars of his time. Sellers himself identified most personally with the character he played in Being There--an utterly empty man on whom others projected what they wanted, or needed, to see. In this lively and exhaustively researched biography, Ed Sikov offers unique insight into Sellers's comedy style. Beginning with Sellers' lonely childhood with a mother who wouldn't let go of him, through his service in the Royal Air Force and his success on BBC Radio's The Goon Show, Sikov goes on to detail his relationships with co-stars such as Alec Guinness, Sophia Loren, and Shirley MacLaine; his work with such directors as Stanley Kubrick, Billy Wilder, and Blake Edwards; his four failed marriages; his ridiculously short engagement to Liza Minnelli; and all the other peculiarities of this eccentric man's unpredictable life. The most insightful biography ever written of this endlessly fascinating star, Mr. Strangelove is as comic and tragic as Peter Sellers was himself.


Dr Strangelove's Game - Paul Strathern

Dr Strangelove's Game is publish by Crux Publishing Ltd
Title: Dr Strangelove's Game
Author: Paul Strathern
Publisher: Crux Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1909979619
Category: Books
Pages : 300
File: dr-strangelove-s-game
Download: 1438