Dr Strangelove Satire

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During the 1960’s fear and paranoia had reached an all time high. The nations leader President Kennedy managed the issues regarding the idea of communism spreading and the possibility of nuclear warfare. The Cold War and The Cuban Missile Crisis became the center of the political issues that captured America’s fears. The focus of these two ideals became adapted, in two separate films: Three Presidents Go To War, and the satire black comedy Dr. Strangelove or: How I stopped Worrying and Loved the Bomb. Within the films, one will discover how close Americans came to an all out nuclear war, how Strangelove represented the elements within the United States government that advocated military response, and how Strangelove’s satire could parallel …show more content…
Strangelove ultimately took these series of events, and made a comedic classic satire film. It is eminent that though this movie is ultimately satiric, Dr. Strangelove had ultimately proved its historical accuracy. In a nutshell, Dr. Strangelove deals with the event of the United States actually going to war with Russia. However these orders to go to war aren’t given from the nations leader, they are given from a paranoid communistic crazed general by the name of Jack D. Ripper. Jack D. Ripper is a prime example of how eager the U.S. government militants were, concerning going to war with Cuba and Russia. When plan “R” is enforced by Ripper, pilots have to follow through with the order, unless they “receive a three digit code” from the General himself to call off the mission, in which he never does. This call made by the general not only sends panic all over, but especially in the War Room and at the base the General resides. In addition, within the war room members on the team also embody the urging of going to war, the American President telephones the Soviet Premier to inform him of the accident that has occurred, and all planes ultimately were retrieved except for one. In the war room Dr. Strangelove informs the members about Russia’s “doomsday machine” and if a bomb were to drop and explode over Soviet territory, its machine would “automatically retaliate against their targets” and would end all life on planet Earth . By the end of the film suspense arises when …show more content…
Strangelove, society ultimately gets an idea of the possibility of how America almost went into a full out nuclear war with America’s enemies. Through the film Three Presidents Go To War, the events leading up to the Cuban Missile Crisis and during showed not only the fear, but also the ultimate preparation that consisted and the resolving of the conflict that had taken place. Dr. Strangelove, however which is essentially a satire based on the disputes of the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis, creating an accurate portrayal of what could have happened through the idea of comedy. Though Americans were on the brink of war, some of the notions that aspired from serious events could be shown in a comedic

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