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A list of unused titles for Dr. Strangelove, lifted from Stanley Kubrick’s notebooks
IO9 ^ | April 16, 2012 | Robert T. Gonzalez

Posted on 04/16/2012 7:59:16 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

A list of unused titles for Dr. Strangelove, lifted from Stanley Kubrick’s notebooks

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From the notebooks of Stanley Kubrick comes this most excellent list of movie titles that never saw the light of day, but were evidently considered for the film that Kubrick would eventually name Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.

There are plenty of mentions of Dr. Strangelove, bombs, and even implications that one should love and cherish said "wonderful bomb," but you won't find the final title in this list. Still, it gives one pause to think how this movie would have been received had Kubrick settled on the decidedly tantalizing title of Dr. Strangelove's Secret Uses of Uranus.

Doctor Doomsday

Don't Knock the Bomb

Dr. Doomsday and his Nuclear Wiseman

Dr. Doomsday Meets Ingrid Strangelove

Dr. Doomsday or: How to Start World War III Without Even Trying

Dr. Strangelove's Bomb

Dr. Strangelove's Secret Uses of Uranus

My Bomb, Your Bomb

Save The Bomb

Strangelove: Nuclear Wiseman

The Bomb and Dr. Strangelove or: How to be Afraid 24hrs a Day

The Bomb of Bombs

The Doomsday Machine

The Passion of Dr. Strangelove

Wonderful Bomb

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My choice ...

Dr. Strangelove - Nuke The World & Then Repopulate

1 posted on 04/16/2012 7:59:31 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER

One of the greatest entertainment movies of all time. So many great lines.


2 posted on 04/16/2012 8:05:33 PM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: WILLIALAL

“You can’t fight in here, this is the War Room!”


3 posted on 04/16/2012 8:07:51 PM PDT by paddles ("The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." Tacitus)
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To: WILLIALAL

You can’t fight in here!


4 posted on 04/16/2012 8:08:10 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1182 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: paddles

Darn you...


5 posted on 04/16/2012 8:09:51 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1182 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!

Dr. Strangelove or This is not a Uranus PING


6 posted on 04/16/2012 8:10:03 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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Another good one ...

Dr. Strangelove - Fertility Through Fission


7 posted on 04/16/2012 8:11:19 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: null and void

General “Buck” Turgidson: Mr. President, I’m not saying we wouldn’t get our hair mussed. But I do say no more than ten to twenty million killed, tops. Uh, depending on the breaks.


8 posted on 04/16/2012 8:14:40 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Romney crowd is stinking up FR. This place needs an enema.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Bookmark


9 posted on 04/16/2012 8:14:40 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: DogByte6RER

MY choice:

Da Bom!


10 posted on 04/16/2012 8:15:22 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: a fool in paradise

Who Put the Bomp!


11 posted on 04/16/2012 8:16:31 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: WILLIALAL
One of the greatest entertainment movies of all time. Agreed!
12 posted on 04/16/2012 8:23:28 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Theme song by Mr Dynamite!


13 posted on 04/16/2012 8:27:27 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: WILLIALAL

One of the greatest entertainment movies of all time. So many great lines.


The cast was great, too. George C Scott was perfect.


14 posted on 04/16/2012 8:30:20 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: paddles
"Well boys, I reckon this is it.

Nuclear combat toe to toe with the Rooskies."

15 posted on 04/16/2012 8:38:08 PM PDT by THX 1138 ("Harry, I have a gift.")
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To: DogByte6RER

“Shoot, a fella could have a pretty good weekend in ‘Vegas with all this stuff!”


16 posted on 04/16/2012 8:48:19 PM PDT by paddles ("The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." Tacitus)
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To: DogByte6RER

“Women uh... women sense my power and they seek the life essence. I, uh... I do not avoid women, Mandrake, but I...I do deny them my essence.”


17 posted on 04/16/2012 9:12:05 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: DogByte6RER

“Hey, what about Major Kong?” ...


18 posted on 04/16/2012 9:18:05 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: paddles

Well boys, we’ve got three engines out, we’ve got more holes in us than a horse trader’s mule, the radio’s gone and we’re leaking fuel and if we was flying any lower, why we’d need sleighbells on this thing...but we’ve got one thing on those Ruskies - at this height, why they might harpoon us, but they dang sure ain’t gonna spot us on no radar screen! - Major T.J. King Kong


19 posted on 04/16/2012 9:24:41 PM PDT by Mr. Bond (Roll 'Em Lester!)
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To: DogByte6RER

Someone is messing with my vital bodily fluids!


20 posted on 04/16/2012 9:26:09 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useless.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Slim Pickens rules!

And for trivia lovers, the character of Dr Strangelove was inspired by Herman Kahn, author of ‘On Thermonuclear War’:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_Thermonuclear_War


21 posted on 04/16/2012 9:39:33 PM PDT by Pelham (Marco Rubio, la raza trojan horse.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Dr. StrangeObama: or “How he helped the Iranians get the bomb to wipe Israel off the map”


22 posted on 04/16/2012 9:43:15 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between lose and loose.)
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To: Pelham
Slim Pickens rules!

Peter Sellers was supposed to also play Maj. Kong, but he fell out of the B-52 mockup, and broke a leg on the first day of filming as Maj. Kong. Kubrick, faced with financial catastrophe, if he had to wait weeks for Seller's leg to heal, before he resumed shooting, looked for someone who could walk onto the set and speak in the Texas accent that Sellers had struggled for months to master. Pickens, a Californian who had spent years on the rodeo circuit, got the job, and went immediately to work.

23 posted on 04/16/2012 10:09:15 PM PDT by Pilsner
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To: WILLIALAL

#1 on my personal list of 100 greatest movies of all time.


24 posted on 04/16/2012 10:18:33 PM PDT by fastkelly
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To: WILLIALAL

#1 on my personal list of 100 greatest movies of all time.


25 posted on 04/16/2012 10:18:51 PM PDT by fastkelly
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To: THX 1138

That is my favorite.

“Well boys, I reckon this is it.
Nuclear combat toe to toe with the Rooskies.”


26 posted on 04/16/2012 10:45:02 PM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: Pilsner

“Pickens, a Californian who had spent years on the rodeo circuit, got the job, and went immediately to work.”

Yep, Pickens was a Bakersfield cowboy if memory serves. Quite a few Bakersfield cowboys were in the movie business as well as the music business.


27 posted on 04/16/2012 10:45:49 PM PDT by Pelham (Marco Rubio, la raza trojan horse.)
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To: ThunderSleeps

Goldie:
Major Kong, I know you’re gonna think this a crazy but I just got a message from base over the CRM 114. It decodes as Wing Attack plan R. R for Romeo.

Kong:
Goldie, did you say Wing Attack, plan R?

Goldie
Yes Sir, I have.

Kong:
Goldie, how many times have I told you guys that I don’t want no horsin’ around on the airplane?


28 posted on 04/16/2012 10:50:54 PM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: Pilsner

Slim Pickens rules!

It would have not been anywhere near as good a movie without him. I’m glad Sellers broke his leg.


29 posted on 04/16/2012 10:56:15 PM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: DogByte6RER

“Now see here, Colonel Bat Guano, if that really is your name!”


30 posted on 04/16/2012 10:57:18 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: higgmeister

There are just so many great lines, from beginning to end. Every time I watch it, it still amazes me how well it was done. Great job by Sellers and Scott.


31 posted on 04/16/2012 11:01:27 PM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: DogByte6RER

The black and white (message) adds to the dark contrast (reality) of the movie.


32 posted on 04/16/2012 11:30:00 PM PDT by Razzz42
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To: Pilsner
I never heard that Sellers broke his leg. I always heard that he could not really master the proper accent for the role so Kubrick got Slim Pickens. I've also heard that Kubrick offered it to John Wayne - and he, being no fool, rejected it. Another urban legend is that Pickens didn't understand that this was a comedy. Not true. He completely understood his role which is why he's so effective.

My husband and I fight over what role Sellers most excels in. I love Dr. Strangelove but he loves The President. (”I feel bad too, Dmitri!”)

33 posted on 04/17/2012 4:29:50 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: paddles
“Shoot, a fella could have a pretty good weekend in ‘Vegas with all this stuff!”

Did you know that that line was changed?

The movie was released in late January of '64, just months after the Kennedy assassination.

The next time you watch it, watch Pickins lips very closely. They dubbed it.

The original line was, “Shoot, a fella could have a pretty good weekend in Dallas with all this stuff!”

34 posted on 04/17/2012 4:55:18 PM PDT by THX 1138 ("Harry, I have a gift.")
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