“Mein Fuhrer! I can walk!”
— Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Loved the Bomb (1964), screenplay by Stanley Kubrick & Terry Southern & Peter George, based on a book by Peter George
The Daily Dialogue theme for the week: Last words.
Trivia: Dr. Strangelove apparently suffers from agonistic apraxia, also known as “alien hand syndrome”. It’s caused by damage to the corpus callosum, the nerve fibers that connect the brain’s two hemispheres. Researchers at the University of Aberdeen who identified it named it Dr. Strangelove Syndrome. According to Prof. Sergio Della Sala, patients “slam their hand and shout ‘My hand does things that I don’t want it to do!’”
Dialogue on Dialogue: Peter Sellers’ performance in this movie is astonishing and perhaps the best of it is this scene as Dr. Strangelove gets in touch with his inner Nazi.
Daily Dialogue — March 7, 2017