In his first film, Fear and Desire (1953), Stanley Kubrick tried to universalize the experience of soldiers in combat. This is a theme he grappled with for the rest of his career, but shrinks compared to the reality of the subject.
The threats of nuclear war is in the news again today. But often our thinking about the threats are stuck in the Cold War. At Facets’ Teach-In last month, Rachel Bronson from the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists explained what’s changed since the days when Dr. Strangelove was the most accurate depiction of nuclear war.