"… a publicist at Columbia, which is distributing the picture, assured me it would be my 'cup of tea.' After suffering through two screenings of 'Dr. Strangelove,' I would sooner drink hemlock."
Scheuer issues no spoiler alerts while giving away the ending and laments that “[a]ll members of our armed forces are pictured as either utterly unscrupulous or just plain stupid.”
And then he makes a point that is rather jarring to a reader in today’s era of the antihero.
"Is all this necessary? I submit that, as with '[It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad,] Mad World,' villains are not funny per se — especially when there are no good guys around to offset them."
Scheuer doesn’t spare the actors either.
That’s Peter Sellers above, later in 1964. He’d had a heart attack and was photographed leaving the hospital with his wife.
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