I was watching this movie today (it has been a few years) and I was taken aback at how relevant and timely it felt - especially as, for the first time in decades, truly adversarial countries are engaging in public nuclear posturing. Additionally, today’s accidental nuclear missile warnings in Hawaii certainly put in perspective how a single wrong push of the button can plunge lives in to chaos, even with all of our advanced technology.
I thought that because of this, the movie could use a discussion thread.
However, I think it would be a shame to limit the discussion to the current real world relevance of nuclear war. This film deserves appropriate discussion for many things: it’s comedy (obviously), its enduring cultural awareness, its acting, and even the way Kubrick shoots the film (including some really great battle scenes).
I hope this thread can foster some great discussions about a great film!