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Entries from January 2007

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

January 21st, 2007 · 1 Comment

A tribe of prehistoric apes struggle with life in the desert. One morning, the tribe awakens to discover an eerie black monolith standing near their habitat. They nervously inspect it. Later, inspired by the discovery, one of the apes scavenges through a pile of bones and develops the first tool, which he uses to teach […]

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Tags: Ambiguous ending · Famous line

Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love The Bomb (1964)

January 20th, 2007 · No Comments

On Burpelson Air Force Base, Captain Mandrake (Peter Sellers) – a good Brit participating in an officer exchange program – receives a call from the obsessive, cigar chomping General Jack D. Ripper (Sterling Hayden). Under signs reading “Peace Is Our Profession,” Ripper instructs Mandrake to initiate “Plan R” to the bomber wing and place the […]

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Tags: Black comedy

Lolita (1962)

January 19th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Humbert Humbert (James Mason) enters a mansion, stepping over wine bottles discarded in the aftermath of a party. He searches for someone, Clare Quilty (Peter Sellers), who appears from under a sheet. Quilty is a vapid, erratic drunk who mumbles on for what seems like an eternity. Humbert pulls a gun and after Quilty lumbers […]

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Tags: Bathtub scene · Black comedy