Thursday, October 07, 2004

~~ Dr. Strangelove Alert ~~

Senator John Edwards introduces Stanley Kubrick's classic cold war flick, "Dr. Strangelove" tonight at 10PM EDT on Turner Classic Movies. Here's the details:

In this very political year, as we approach the November elections, TCM has invited four prominent U.S. Senators to appear in interviews with host Ben Mankiewicz to introduce significant films in their lives. On October 7, John Edwards, Democratic vice presidential candidate and U.S. Senator from North Carolina, will consider Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964). Edwards chose Stanley Kubrick's black comedy about nuclear war because of its message that 'putting this kind of power into the hands of human beings - no matter who they are - is an extraordinary thing.
I know I'll be taping the movie - Dr. Strangelove is one of my all time favorites. And here's an interesting thing - take a look at the movies that Democrat senators are introducing this month on TCM, and then look at the movies that the Republicans are introducing. Quite a contrast, eh?