Reprint of the edition published by Bantam Books, New York


10 thoughts on “Dr. Strangelove

  1. Corey Corey says:

    Let me see if I ve got this straight Peter George wrote a novel called Red Alert Stanley Kubrick made a movie loosely based on it, calling in both George and Terry Southern to help with the screenplay Then George wrote another novel called Dr Strangelove, based on that screenplay This is that book What s remarkable about this is how bad this is Dr Strangelove just might be my favorite film, so I must assume Peter George had little to do with its excellent screenplay And, even curi Let me see if I ve got this straight Peter George wrote a novel called Red Alert Stanley Kubrick made a movie loosely based on it, calling in both George and Terry Southern to help with the screenplay Then George wrote another novel called Dr Strangelove, based on that screenplay This is that book What s remarkable about this is how bad this is Dr Strangelove just might be my favorite film, so I must assume Peter George had little to do with its excellent screenplay And, even curioser, is this the screenplay s best line, Gentlemen, you can t fight in here This is the War Room, is printed on the dust jacket of this novel Yet, George excised it from his novelization, along with the recall code from the film, OPE


  2. Laura Laura says:

    From BBC radio 4 Extra Thermonuclear war erupts in Kerry Shale s award winning dramatisation of the apocalyptic black comedy, playing multiple roles Dr Strangelove came to prominence in the 1964 film directed by Stanley Kubrick Based on the novel Red Alert by Peter George, it famously starred Peter Sellers in multiple roles.As well as the dramatisation, Kerry Shale also takes several roles Dr Strangelove, Lieutenant Kivel, Lieutenant Barney Goldberg, Lieutenant Lothar Zogg, Group CaptainFrom BBC radio 4 Extra Thermonuclear war erupts in Kerry Shale s award winning dramatisation of the apocalyptic black comedy, playing multiple roles Dr Strangelove came to prominence in the 1964 film directed by Stanley Kubrick Based on the novel Red Alert by Peter George, it famously starred Peter Sellers in multiple roles.As well as the dramatisation, Kerry Shale also takes several roles Dr Strangelove, Lieutenant Kivel, Lieutenant Barney Goldberg, Lieutenant Lothar Zogg, Group Captain Lionel Mandrake, General Jack D Ripper and President Merkin Muffley.With William Hootkins as the King, Sean Barratt as General Buck Turgidson, Stuart Milligan as Gwarne, Nigel Anthony as the Soviet Ambassador Peter Whitman as Staines, William Roberts as Gap and John Baddeley as Ball Alexei de Sadesk and Teresa Gallagher as the NarratorsDirector Gordon House.First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 1993.https www.bbc.co.uk programmes b0bl


  3. Ali Ali says:

    The bomb explodes, and life on Earth s surface will be extinct in ten months due to the Doomsday Machine Dr Strangelove recommends to the President that a group of about 200,000 people be relocated deep in a mine shaft, where the nuclear fallout cannot reach them, so that the USA can be repopulated afterwards Because of space limitations, Strangelove suggests a gender ratio of ten females to each male, with the women selected for their sexual characteristics, and the men selected on the bas The bomb explodes, and life on Earth s surface will be extinct in ten months due to the Doomsday Machine Dr Strangelove recommends to the President that a group of about 200,000 people be relocated deep in a mine shaft, where the nuclear fallout cannot reach them, so that the USA can be repopulated afterwards Because of space limitations, Strangelove suggests a gender ratio of ten females to each male, with the women selected for their sexual characteristics, and the men selected on the basis of their physical strength, intellectual capabilities and their importance in business and doesn t it sound perfect


  4. Peter Peter says:

    This is unique a novelization of the screenplay to Kubrick s great film probably the most brilliant, darkly comic anti war film ever made , written by one of its screenwriters So obviously the story is great, but unfortunately the book doesn t add much that the film didn t already cover, and also misses the unforgettable performances of Peter Sellers, George C Scott and Sterling Hayden And for some reason the book omitted my two favorite lines from the film Gentlemen, you can t fight in This is unique a novelization of the screenplay to Kubrick s great film probably the most brilliant, darkly comic anti war film ever made , written by one of its screenwriters So obviously the story is great, but unfortunately the book doesn t add much that the film didn t already cover, and also misses the unforgettable performances of Peter Sellers, George C Scott and Sterling Hayden And for some reason the book omitted my two favorite lines from the film Gentlemen, you can t fight in here This is the War Room and You re gonna have to answer to the Coca Cola Company An entertaining read, but minus the film s striking visuals and sharp acting performances, it s mostly for Strangelove fanatics only


  5. Bettie Bettie says:

    HATTIP TO TA Published as Red Alert in 58


  6. Erik Graff Erik Graff says:

    After seeing this darkly funny movie at Park Ridge s Pickwick Theatre, I went off to the bookstore near the Post Office to purchase the novelization, not knowing that the film had been based on a previous novel by the same primary author, George, entitled Red Alert The book did not disappoint as it followed the screenplay very closely.Both Seven Days in May and Failsafe, two other movies about the threat of global war, were released at about the same time, not long after the Kennedy assassinati After seeing this darkly funny movie at Park Ridge s Pickwick Theatre, I went off to the bookstore near the Post Office to purchase the novelization, not knowing that the film had been based on a previous novel by the same primary author, George, entitled Red Alert The book did not disappoint as it followed the screenplay very closely.Both Seven Days in May and Failsafe, two other movies about the threat of global war, were released at about the same time, not long after the Kennedy assassination I also saw them and also bought the books associated with them Such were the times Such were some of the influences working on the minds of thirteen year olds


  7. Anushka Anushka says:

    My first reaction when I got to the ending was what the hell The point supposedly is the farcical nature of life at times and how worrying serves no purpose With that end, it serves its purpose And does it well


  8. Jacque Jacque says:

    Interesting book Would have been a whole lot scarier reading it in 1982, when I was 12 years old and living just across the river from Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha We knew that was a target for Russian missiles Glad I didn t know about this book then or I wouldn t have slept for weeks.


  9. Becky Becky says:

    As a fan of the movie, I enjoyed this book, although someday I think I d like to read the original novel, Red Alert, from which this book was based.


  10. Hana Hana says:

    The movie was better.