Talk + Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Bomb (PG)

19:30 / + Talk by Sir Christopher Frayling, production designer Assheton Gorton and Professor Ian Christie

27 April 2010
Cinema 1

Standard - £7.50 online (£9.50 full price) / Barbican Members - £6.50 online (£7.50 full price) / Concessions £7.50

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Leading writers on cinema Sir Christopher Frayling and Professor Ian Christie will be joined by veteran production designer Assheton Gorton (Blow Up, Get Carter, The French Lieutenants Woman) to discuss the dynamic world of film production design and its relationship to contemporary design and architecture. The talk will be followed by a screening of Kubrick’s masterful black comedy Dr Strangelove, with superlative production design from twice Oscar winner Ken Adam.

Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Bomb (PG)

Kubrick, faced with the absurdity of nuclear annihilation, decided to make it a black comedy. Peter Sellars takes three roles (he was originally to play the Texan pilot as well but injury prevented him) and Kubrick so enjoyed his ad-libbing that much of it stayed in the film, while the sublimely ironic ending was a second thought after he’d shot a climactic custard-pie fight.

UK 1964 Dir. Stanley Kubrick 94 min.

This event is part of:
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