"Dr. Strangelove" and the Cold War in America Comparison Essay by cdunn

"Dr. Strangelove" and the Cold War in America
This paper examines and compares some of the themes in Stanley Kubrick's "Dr. Strangelove" and compares them with real-life events during the Cold War.
# 56723 | 1,237 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Mar 15, 2005 in International Relations (Cold War) , History (General) , Film (General)

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Stanley Kubrick uses satire to provide a very different view of the Cold War. This paper shows Kubrick's overall critique of the Cold War and how some events in the movie are related to the events of the time. Also uses examples from the movie and other authors.

From the Paper:

"The Cold War developed after World War II between the United States, with their allies, and the Soviet Union. It was a very tense time in American history marked by suspicion, distrust, paranoia, and most importantly misunderstanding. In Stanley Kubrick's film, "Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb", he takes shots at all of these different attitudes toward the Cold War. Kubrick's mind developed a very different view of this time in American history, one of sarcasm and ridiculous characters, but his film will go down as one of the first of its kind."

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