The two first flicks were made back-to-back in the nuclear 61'-62' Cold War era. They are virtually identical in plot...with totally different flavors - I suggest you rent/buy them both and watch them back-to-back...watch Fail-Safe first! Both are absolutely superb flicks! Make a clinical observation and enjoy!
Fail-Safe pulls no punches in the Cold-War Age. It sent a real cold-sweat chill through those who saw it in the '60s.
Dr. Strangelove throws all the punches in the Cold War Age. You just can't miss all the lines in this one! Who else could make it funny but the combination of Kubrick, Peter Sellers, George C. Scott and Slim Pickins?
|ISBN 0-8001-3383-8||ISBN 0-8001-2240-2|
|Now THIS is a
Plays like a docudrama with little importance given to Hollywood's prerogative to "rewrite" history with an emphasis on current concerns and the hand-wringing displays of pretty stars and starlets. If only the star-studded "Midway" had followed suit.
So how did a Stanley Kubrick film lose out to a preachy Oliver Stone flick at the Oscars? Go figure! Stone's "Platoon" was a nominal Hollywood piece of self-propaganda. Kubrick managed to catch the disturbing elements of Vietnam - with reality and no pretty faces paid to preach.
|ISBN 0-7939-1017-X||ISBN 0-7907-0125-1|
|If Oliver Stone can win an Oscar with the foul "Platoon", then you must see this WW2 flick - a star-studded war cinema that at least has basis in facts...and covers both sides of the war during the D-Day event.||The dramatic life of T.E. Lawrence
couldn't get anymore dramatic than having Peter O'Toole play the part!
Lawrence helped unite the fractured Arab tribes to defeat the ruling Ottoman [Turkish] Empire during WW1.
|20th Century Fox - B&W - 1962||ISBN 0-8001-1691-7|