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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-21-09 11:41 PM
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Who is your favorite Dr. Strangelove Character? (BTW, it's on right now on TCM)
I love all the characters that Peter Sellers plays, but I really enjoy George S. Scott as Gen. Buck Turgidson and Sterling Hayden as Gen. Jack D. Ripper. They are hilarious in this film.
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-21-09 11:44 PM
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1. I like the President. Trying to be reasonable in the midst of all the craziness. nt
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shireen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-21-09 11:46 PM
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2. Slim Pickens ... riding da bomb. what a powerful scene!
And hearing "we'll meet again" at the end, as the bombs go off. Beautiful, chilling, and horrific.

It's scary what flouridation of our water supply can do ....
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-21-09 11:47 PM
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3. Mandrake.
"Strange thing is they make such bloody good cameras."
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Electric Monk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 01:42 AM
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13. Do I look all rancid and clotted? You look at me, Jack. Eh?
I can swear to you, my boy, swear to you, that there's nothing wrong with my bodily fluids. Not a thing, Jackie.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 09:54 AM
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17. The only sane one in the movie.
:)
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Arctic Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-21-09 11:52 PM
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4. You can't fight in the war room! (paraphrase) I love that line. Classic.
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comrade snarky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 12:09 AM
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7. One of the best lines in all of film history.
Edited on Tue Sep-22-09 12:09 AM by comrade snarky
Top 5 at a minimum.
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-21-09 11:55 PM
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5. Major Kong (Slim Pickens)
...followed closely by Colonel 'Bat' Guano (Keenan Wynn) "If you try any preversions in there, I'll blow your head off."
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lysosome Donating Member (205 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 12:18 AM
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8. agreed
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cherokeeprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 12:03 AM
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6. Miss Scott
Just kidding. Since it's my FAVORITE movie of all time, I can't pick out one single character and call him (Miss Scott is the ONLY female character in the movie) a favorite.

If I were forced to pick one, Buck Turgidson would be the one.
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Thirtieschild Donating Member (978 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 01:09 AM
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9. Slim Pickens
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armyowalgreens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 01:11 AM
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10. General Ripper.
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FLyellowdog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 01:19 AM
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11. Slim Pickens riding the bomb.
The first time I saw this I was almost late to the theater because our little town was having a Civil Defense drill. That was many,many, many years ago. :hi:
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 01:27 AM
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12. Dr. Strangelove followed by Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey - a sleepless night
Two of my very favorites!
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dogknob Donating Member (310 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 03:02 AM
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15. Strangelove & 2001
Gotta go with Turgidson for funniest Strangelove character. George C. Scott didn't like the way he was presented in Kubrick's final cut. He wasn't aware that he was in a comedy, I guess...

As for 2001... riveting every time. It came out right after films started getting ratings...

Let's see...

1. Man discovers that the solution to many inconvenient problems is violence.

2. An eerie quadruple-homicide, followed by a lobotomy.

Sounds like a "G" to me! (it is rated G).

For visual interpretations of this sort of logic, visit me at DogKnob's website


Gotta Go! Trippy Stargate Sequence!
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Hardrada Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 02:37 AM
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14. When there is a board of inquiry on this you will get such a pranging..
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FreepFryer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 03:20 AM
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16. The Rrrrussian Ambassadorrrr, (n/t)
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