thefutureisdoomed:

Peter Sellers in Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb


astanleykubrick:

Excerpts from the BBC Arena program, “The Peter Sellers Story”, a documentary directed by Peter Lydon featuring Seller’s home movies shot with his portable cameras. These excerpts covers the year when Sellers became famous in the US and the time he spent with Stanley Kubrick, making “Lolita” and “Dr Strangelove” in England.

Producer James B Harris recollects how Sellers was hired for playing the ambiguous character of Quilty and why the production was moved in England. Kubrick is portrayed with his wife Christiane while playing tennis and chatting in Seller’s home garden.

Scenes from both “Lolita” and “Dr Strangelove” are included and quotes from Kubrick statements about Sellers are read by the narrator. The documentary features interviews with several Sellers’ friends and cooperators and a clip from 1964 TV program The Steve Allen Show where Sellers was interviewed about how he created the character and the voice of the mad Dr Strangelove by taking inspiration from photographer Arthur Fellig, aka Weegee: a tape with Weegee’s voice studied by Sellers is included, where the photographer talks about his nickname and his work.

Full documentary (3 hrs long) is on Peter Lydon’s Vimeo profile, starting here.


Anonymous:
☾-(Doktor-strangelove)

cheryl1967:

doktor-strangelove:

cheryl1967:

cheryl1967:

☾: We should kiss maybe if you wanna that’d be great

"………I don’t even know who that is…."

She nodded politely, stepping behind his wheelchair and pushing it slowly along.  ”You’ll have to direct me to the place where you’re staying.  I’m not sure where it is.”  She looked up into the night sky.  ”Clear night.  It was a beautiful day, wasn’t it?”

"I didn’t see it, regrettably I spend most if not all days indoors," he replied with a slight smirk,"I came early, while it was still in the early darkening hours, made my way to base. It’s easier that way. But I will take your word for it." He looked up at Cheryl from his chair,"Though yes I do agree, very clear a night."

She wheeled him along the sidewalk, enjoying the fresh air.  On his direction she turned a few corners and pushed him up the ramp of a nearby house.  ”Home sweet home,” she joked, patting his shoulder in a friendly manner.  ”Gonna invite me in for coffee?”

"Ah coffee, that would be the obvious choice," he said simply,looking in the direction he felt the pat, a soft smile meeting his lips again. "But of course, come in and sit down it is the common…courtesy is it not?" 


Anonymous:
☾-(Doktor-strangelove)

cheryl1967:

doktor-strangelove:

cheryl1967:

cheryl1967:

☾: We should kiss maybe if you wanna that’d be great

"………I don’t even know who that is…."

"Do you need help getting home?"  Cheryl asked merely out of a sense of duty.  This man was handicapped and elderly, and she’d feel guilty if something happened to him.

"Well-"Dr.Strangelove thought for a moment, it wouldn’t hurt for her to help him would it? "If you don’t mind, by all means, I wouldn’t mind a little bit of help."

She nodded politely, stepping behind his wheelchair and pushing it slowly along.  ”You’ll have to direct me to the place where you’re staying.  I’m not sure where it is.”  She looked up into the night sky.  ”Clear night.  It was a beautiful day, wasn’t it?”

"I didn’t see it, regrettably I spend most if not all days indoors," he replied with a slight smirk,"I came early, while it was still in the early darkening hours, made my way to base. It’s easier that way. But I will take your word for it." He looked up at Cheryl from his chair,"Though yes I do agree, very clear a night."


srtakoko:

Stanley Kubrick playing chess on the set of Dr Strangelove (Kubrick, 1964)

srtakoko:

Stanley Kubrick playing chess on the set of Dr Strangelove (Kubrick, 1964)


Anonymous:
Dr. Strangelove wheeled himself over to Cheryl, though he found it exponentially odd that she would be tied to a chair. "Mein fräulein who has done this to you," he asked as he rolled toward her. The doctor took note of her panting, and the sweat rolling down her cheeks. "Are you alright?" He ventures to ask.

cheryl1967:

doktor-strangelove:

cheryl1967:

cheryl1967:

(I should have known it was you XD)

She turned her face to him desperately, flushed and sweating.  ”Doctor,” she panted, “I’m—I have—”  She wasn’t sure quite how to explain the situation to a relative stranger.  ”…..sex pollen,” she muttered, hanging her head, embarrassed.  ”I’m…extremely…aroused.”

Gasping for air, she tossed her head to get her hair out of her face. “I don’t suppose….you have any means of… of providing me some…relief….”

Dr . Strangelove took a moment to think on what she had asked. Though it seemed his gloved hand was already taking up the offer. The unruly limb snaked over to her thigh from the knee, moving up slowly. “Well I don’t know if that is best,” He said, unaware of his hand at the moment.

Cheryl continued to breathe faster, her bound hands twisting behind her back.  ”I know…it’s not….proper…” she gasped, silently watching his gloved hand move up her thigh.  

"How about I untie you ja?" He asked lightly,"Then we go from there and-" Dr. Strangelove took notice to how his hand was acting, he immediately tried to jerk it back though he couldn’t. the limb wouldn’t allow him at first. With a tug he pulled his hand away, frowning slightly he smacked his hand down in his lap, moving to roll around to untie cheryl. "I’ll get you free and then I’ll let you decide-" he said as he began to untie the knots."what you..would like to do."


Anonymous:
☾-(Doktor-strangelove)

cheryl1967:

doktor-strangelove:

cheryl1967:

cheryl1967:

☾: We should kiss maybe if you wanna that’d be great

"………I don’t even know who that is…."

"I don’t like war," Cheryl said firmly, pulling her hands away from his.  "But I suppose in some cases it’s a necessary evil.  Where are you staying?  I don’t want to keep you from your rest.  It’s getting dark."

Dr. Strangelove pursed his lips together slightly as if in slight thought. He pressed his hands to his glasses. “Well I live in a house near the base,” He replied,”Nothing too far from here.”

"Strange I almost neglected to notice the time. Though mostly I am not the subject of interest at most occasions so that must start to reason."

"Do you need help getting home?"  Cheryl asked merely out of a sense of duty.  This man was handicapped and elderly, and she’d feel guilty if something happened to him.

"Well-"Dr.Strangelove thought for a moment, it wouldn’t hurt for her to help him would it? "If you don’t mind, by all means, I wouldn’t mind a little bit of help."


Anonymous:
Dr. Strangelove wheeled himself over to Cheryl, though he found it exponentially odd that she would be tied to a chair. "Mein fräulein who has done this to you," he asked as he rolled toward her. The doctor took note of her panting, and the sweat rolling down her cheeks. "Are you alright?" He ventures to ask.

cheryl1967:

doktor-strangelove:

cheryl1967:

(I should have known it was you XD)

She turned her face to him desperately, flushed and sweating.  ”Doctor,” she panted, “I’m—I have—”  She wasn’t sure quite how to explain the situation to a relative stranger.  ”…..sex pollen,” she muttered, hanging her head, embarrassed.  ”I’m…extremely…aroused.”

Dr.Strangelove’s hands tightened slightly, he was unsure what to do or how he would be any help. He rolled a bit closer. His chair was now only a fraction away from Cheryl’s. “There is no need to be embarrassed, now just finish telling me what you need to, think of me as a regular doctor hm?”Dr.Strangelove tried to offer in hopes of help for Cheryl. 

Gasping for air, she tossed her head to get her hair out of her face. “I don’t suppose….you have any means of… of providing me some…relief….”

Dr . Strangelove took a moment to think on what she had asked. Though it seemed his gloved hand was already taking up the offer. The unruly limb snaked over to her thigh from the knee, moving up slowly. “Well I don’t know that is best,” He said, unaware of his hand at the moment.


ziggyradiobear:

On the set of Dr Strangelove. Kubrick’s an avid chess player.

ziggyradiobear:

On the set of Dr Strangelove. Kubrick’s an avid chess player.