. Strangelove or How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Jeff Tow Arnett
Being from a military family back ground and knowing that this film was going to make fun of the military I was a little bias towards the competence of the films message. I believe that the film Dr. Strangelove or How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb did intentionally portray the leaders of the military and the government as buffoons. However it may have been the only way that Stanley Kubrick was able to get his real underlying message across. I believe this film wanted to show that with technology improving rapidly it is still only as effective or useful as the individuals controlling it. The movie showed the idea that head military leaders would like to take physical action against a possible Soviet threat in order to alleviate some American casualties, if America was not able to stop their B2 bomber from attacking the Soviets. Like one of the best all time actors George C. Scott's character said that we should surprise attack them because "we would only suffer 20 million dead to their hundred million". The idea presented by George C. Scott's character was to bomb the Soviets so the Soviets have fewer resources when they attack the US. This strategy seem outrageous and funny at the same time but there are a lot of crazy people in this world and it only takes on person in charge to rectify that idea. Over all I thought that this movie was very good and comical. On the other hand it portrayed a very sincere and real message that people need to pay attention and technology is only as effective or useful as the people controlling it, so us Americans need to place/elect the right people to control these technologies. As a side note I found it hysterical how George C. Scott's character would always assume or call people COMMIES.