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At age 60, ‘Dr. Strangelove’ feels more relevant than ever

At age 60, ‘Dr. Strangelove’ feels more relevant than ever

Actor Peter Sellers on the set of Dr. Strangelove. (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images) (Sunset Boulevard / Corbis via Getty Images) At age 60, ‘Dr. Strangelove’ feels more relevant than ever Michael Hiltzik Jan. 29, 2024 If you’re looking for validation of the line from songwriters Peter Allen and Carole Bayer Sager that “everything old is new again,” you need not go further than a movie that premiered in New York City on Jan. 29, 1964 60 years ago Monday. It’s Stanley Kubrick’s mordant nuclear age satire, “Dr. Strangelove : Or or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.” One would have to go far to find an artifact of 1960s Hollywood that feels as fresh today fresher, even than it did the day it opened. Not much has changed in American politics in 60 years. If anything, we seem to be regressing. ‘I can no longer sit back and allow Communist infiltration, Communist indoctrination, Communist subversion and the international Communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious …