Thirteen years have passed since Stanley Kubrick’s death, but he still manages to fascinate a new generation of cinema buffs. First there was the announcement last August that three of his unproduced projects were finally being developed for film and television. Then there was Room 237, Rodney Ascher’s documentary on the sometimes crazy, but never boring theories surrounding Kubrick’s adaptation of The Shining. Now another Kubrick-related curiosity has surfaced, and while it’s not as significant as the first two, it does give some insight to the enigmatic filmmaker’s creative process.
ScreenCrush reported on a list of 15 unused titles for his war satire Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, and they definitely don’t disappoint. The names were deciphered from the scrawls out of one of Kubrick’s notebooks, but the legendary title never appears among them. My favorite is Dr. Strangelove’s Secret Uses of Uranus. I like it because it’s nonsense. See complete list below:
Don’t Knock the Bomb
Dr. Doomsday and his Nuclear Wiseman
Dr. Doomsday Meets Ingrid Strangelove
Dr. Doomsday or: How to Start World War III Without Even Trying
Dr. Strangelove’s Bomb
Dr. Strangelove’s Secret Uses of Uranus
My Bomb, Your Bomb
Save The Bomb
Strangelove: Nuclear Wiseman
The Bomb and Dr. Strangelove or: How to be Afraid 24hrs a Day
The Bomb of Bombs
The Doomsday Machine
The Passion of Dr. Strangelove
One can see how the director eventually came to settle on the final product, but it’s interesting to see that even Stanley Kubrick needed time to ruminate.
What’s your favorite alternative Dr. Strangelove title?
Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not […]
In the case of evaluating David Cronenberg, — or at least forming the sort of career narrative seemingly essential to auteurist analysis — it’s inevitable to propose something of a rupture within his oeuvre: the very evident graduation from grindhouse to arthouse, and, with it, an ascension from body to mind. What dictated these labels […]
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. If we were provided screener copies, we’ll have our own write-up, but if that’s not the case, one can find official descriptions from the distributors. Check out […]
Latest posts from Beats Per Minute