The War Room
Director Stanley Kubrick talks about his 1964 film Dr.
"When I was researching Dr. Strangelove I found that the people in the think tanks happily chatted away about the most somber topic, buoyed up by what must have been pride and satisfaction in their professional expertise; and this seemed to completely overcome any sense of personal involvement in the possible destruction of the world. Perhaps it has something to do with the magic of words. If you can talk brilliantly about a problem, it can create the consoling illusion that it has been mastered."
From the book Stanley Kubrick, Director: A Visual Analysis, by Alexander Walker, Sybil Taylor, and Ulrich Ruchti.
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