Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Kubrick, Strangelove, and Strange Ideas

Check out this Wall Street Journal piece by James Earl Jones marking the 40th anniversary of the release of Dr. Strangelove. One quote jumped out at me:

Amazingly, the Cold War ended without a nuclear war. Even more amazingly, the
former antagonists who once amassed enough nuclear weapons to kill every man,
woman and child on earth seven times over have become "good friends," even to
the extent of signing the nonproliferation treaty.
"Amazingly"? Even the revisionists who seek to deny President Reagan credit for winning the Cold War agree that it was won by the U.S. and its allies. To Jones, the Cold War merely "ended." And it was pure luck that the planet was not destroyed by the morally equivalent superpowers.

Herein lies the danger of doing so much voice-over work. When you read scripts as the voice of CNN and Darth Vader, you start to believe what you are reading.

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