Working with Terry Southern’s mordant script, director Stanley Kubrick met the nuclear jitters with madcap laughter, subtitling his black comedy How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. Archetypal casting includes the astonishing Peter Sellers in a triple function (the American President, a British main, and a mad scientist) and Sterling Hayden as the maniacal Brig. Gen. Jack D. Ripper. George C. Scott, Keenan Wynn, and Slim Pickens furnish admirable, if outlandish, support.
Martin plays Neal Page, a highly-strung businessman who has to rely on the assistance of Candy’s character Del Griffith, a bumbling and garrulous bathe-curtain-ring salesman, to get home from New York to Chicago in in time for Thanksgiving. Perhaps the Coen brothers’ finest-beloved film, this wonderfully skewed comedy crime caper has spawned its own faith, Dudeism. Jeff Bridges stars as Jeff Lebowski, aka the Dude, or His Dudeness, or Duder, or El Duderino, a bowling-obsessed … Read MoreRead More