UCL European Institute


Dr. Strangelove: European Film Salon

12 November 2014, 12:00 am

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12 November 2014
Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) has long been recognised as one of the key artistic expressions of the nuclear age. Made at a time when nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union was a real possibility, the film is menacing, exhilarating, thrilling, insightful and very funny.

12 November 2014
Garwood Lecture Theatre
South Wing
Main Campus 

Part of the Reverberations of the Second World War in Germany and Europe research groupThe European Film Salon is a film and discussion series which considers the representation of perpetrators in documentary and feature films. Through an analysis of film, the group seek to discuss questions such as: What is meant by the term 'perpetrator'? What is the legacy of perpetrators over the generations? How do perpetrators narrate their own actions? What is the place of individual agency and social mobilization in defining a perpetrator? And, what are the implications of our interest in and fascination with perpetrators?

All screenings will be introduced by an academic, critic or director and will be followed by a discussion of the aforementioned questions. 

  • The screening of Dr. Strangelove will be introduced by Dr. Peter Kramer (UEA) whose book on Dr. Strangelove is due to be published this autumn. 
  • For more information on this project, contact Dr. Wagner