The Half-Century Anniversary of ‘Dr. Strangelove’

David Denby, writing for The New Yorker:

Kubrick was thirty-six when “Strangelove” came out. It was the last movie directed by the young Kubrick — the ace filmmaker who put emotions right on the surface and moved quickly through charged narratives. He was superseded by the “visionary” Kubrick, the artificer of slow-moving “sublime” movies like “2001,” “The Shining,” and “Barry Lyndon.” Many of us who loved the drive and the sardonic wit of such movies as “The Killing” (1956), “Paths of Glory” (1957), “Lolita” (1962), and “Strangelove” never loved the late films, with their glacial pacing and coldly sarcastic tableaux, in the same way.

You’re going to have to answer to the Coca-Cola Company.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014