“One of our base commanders … went a little funny in the head…” from “Dr. Strangelove” (1964) dir. Stanley Kubrick

One of the funniest scenes in movie history. Peter Sellers plays an American president giving a courtesy phone call to the Soviet premier letting them know that nuclear weapons are heading their way. As Sellers’ president Merkin Muffley advises: “I’m sorry, too, Dmitri… I’m very sorry… All right, you’re sorrier than I am, but I am as sorry as well… I am as sorry as you are, Dmitri! Don’t say that you’re more sorry than I am, because I’m capable of being just as sorry as you are… So we’re both sorry, all right?… All right.”  The fact that Rex Harrison won on Oscar over Sellers that year is a major tragedy.

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