DOCTOR STRANGELOVE and ...JFK
"What on Earth", you may ask, "has Kubrick's classic 'Dr.Strangelove' got to do with John Fitzgerald Kennedy?" Well, I'll get to that in a minute. I trust you are all familiar with the plot of this movie, oft praised as the greatest movie of all times. I must say I've always loved it myself. What you may not know - or remember - is that the movie's subtitle was:
"How I learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb"
Major Kong riding the atom bomb :
Another factoid you may not know is that the crazed character of Dr. Strangelove was apparently inspired by Edward Teller, "the father of the H-bomb"(however, it is argued that it was Stanislaw Ulam, born into a wealthy Polish Jewish family of bankers who, as the (tall) Teller-tale tells us, made Ed's highly controversial H-bomb project 'come true'...).
Edward "Tall-Tale" Teller
From Wackopedia:"Throughout his life, Edward Teller was known both for his scientific ability and his difficult interpersonal relations and volatile personality, and is considered one of the inspirations for the character Dr. Strangelove in the movie of the same name."
In any case, Kubrick's "Dr.Strangelove" was a movie which made millions of moviegoers familiar with the purportedly REAL footage of the 'atom bomb' tests. Talk about blurring the line between fake reality and real fiction! Kubrick was, undoubtedly, the Grand Master of the genre... Let's have a look at the ending scene of this classic movie:
From Wonkypedia:"The end of the film shows Dr. Strangelove exclaiming "Mein Führer, I can walk!" before cutting to footage of nuclear explosions, with Vera Lynn singing "We'll Meet Again." This footage comes from nuclear tests such as shot BAKER of Operation Crossroads at Bikini Atoll, the Trinity test, the bombing of Nagasaki, a test from Operation Sandstone and the great hydrogen bomb tests from Operation Redwing and Operation Ivy."
full link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxrWz9XVvls
We all certainly got an eye-full of those "atom bomb tests" with that bombastic finale of Kubrick's 'Dr. Strangelove'.
So what has JFK to do with this movie? Well, it so happens that the first test screening of "Dr Strangelove" was originally scheduled for November 22, 1963 - the day of the JFK shooting. "So what?" - you may say. "That may just have been coincidental". Sure. Now, it also so happens that the movie's original ending scene (a cream-pie fight which was eventually cut/discarded in favor of the above "Atom Bomb" ending scene) featured a line by General Turgidson which went:
"Gentlemen! Our gallant young President has been struck down in his prime!"
So why was this cream-pie scene, containing that oddly 'prophetic' line, discarded by Kubrick? In a 1969 interview, Kubrick stated: ‘I decided it was farce and not consistent with the satiric tone of the rest of the film.’ Oh, ok, Stanley... : So we are actually asked to believe that all this was mere happenstance? That your most famous movie featuring the "young president struck down in his prime" - and scheduled to be released on the very same day that young president JFK was supposedly struck down - that all of this was just a fateful coincidence? Ok, Stanley, ok...
"Stanley Kubrick had already decided to cut the pie fight by the time President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, but the line (or possibly whole sequence) likely would have been cut anyway due to its eerie similarity to real events."
So ok, let's say that this was just yet another little happenstance/coincidence. But then there's this other anecdotal fact concerning this other classic line of the movie - uttered by "Major Kong" (the character who ends up riding the atom bomb). You can hear it at the end of this short clip, and it goes: " Shoot, a fella could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff!" (If you have some decent sound speakers, notice how the sound-texture and timbre of the voiceover changes just as this line is uttered at the end of the below clip, as opposed to the preceding, more nasal voice of "Major Kong". That line has clearly been overdubbed at some later stage):
full link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPwW7RaPO_g
In fact, that line WAS indeed edited / replaced - as we learn from this website:
Agreed. ["Shoot!.......Vegas"] makes so much more sense than ["Shoot!.......Dallas"]. No doubt about it !In the scene where Major Kong reads the description of a survival kit's contents out loud, he originally says "Shoot, a fella could have a pretty good weekend in Dallas with all that stuff!" Dallas was redubbed to Vegas because of the connotations carried by Dallas in a post JFK-assassination America. It actually worked out well, as Vegas makes more sense in this context.
Especially for a movie that was scheduled to be screened for the first time on November 22, 1963...
I don't know about you - but I'm getting a growing hunch that JFK / the Nuke Hoax / and the Moon Hoax (not to mention 9/11 and Kubrick's "2001 Space Odyssey") are all part of the same...uh... 'fakery family'.