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film Prague Spring In its recommendations in 1958, Kubrick had read the novel "Two hours before his death," in which Peter Bryant, an active leader of the movement for nuclear disarmament, unveiled their knowledge of nuclear standoff, posing quite likely scenario.US Air Force General Quinto, commander of the Strategic Air Base in Sonora County, New Mexico, who suffers from depression, concomitant deadly disease, gives the order to launch an urgent forty B-528 missiles equipped with nuclear warheads to Soviet goals. In fact, this attack.Calling for official Washington to destroy the Soviet Union, Quinto seals base and ordered subordinates to resist those who try to get in there with the intention to learn the code known only to the general. The book ends optimistically:Russian and US leaders solemnly assured each other that this adventure will not happen again. Kubrick did not attach much importance to the originality of the plot. Virtuosity it manifested itself in the form of work, rather than the idea. At the time the work is at least a half-dozen "nuclear" stories.In particular, "On the Beach" Stanley Kramer - a decent, albeit devoid of inspiration, the best-selling version Nevila Jester. In the film, with maximum reliability portrayed the reality of nuclear war; fallout inexorably destroy all life, until there is only a handful of survivors in Australia.The film premiered in December 1959 was adopted indifferently. Even the star of the film - Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner and Fred Astaire - did not attract the audience.Kubrick, who at the beginning of creative activity confused with Kramer, could easily imagine what kind of sarcastic comparison between his version of the novel "Two hours before his death," and the film "On the Beach" make criticism. Alas, it was too late to stop.Kubrick began download movie Prague Spring and shoot "Two hours before death" in Shepperton in October 1962. Now the film was called "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb."As an artist film Kubrick chose a relatively inexperienced Ken Edam, a German by birth, known for its scenery for the movie "Dr. No", the first tape with James Bond, delivered by Terence Young.Kubrick ordered him scenery criminal scientist laboratory, where they were supposed to rise four slanting concrete struts passing at right angles to the ceiling beams, - design, resembling buttresses Tufts University and the style of pre-war German futuristic novels, interiors huge rooms with shining floors, forcedwhirring machinery. Adam made a version of its scenery for "Dr. No" because Kubrick wanted. But no one even noticed the similarities.Military Hall, which was built in Adam Hall B at Shepperton and who was to become one of the most distinctive and most impressive examples of modern decorations, became a stumbling block in the debate about how to do, "Dr. Strangelove." Passions ran high around it.