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kleinbl00  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 11, 2018

They're all prisms through which the Cold War can be viewed. My love for War Games also knows no bounds:

I could probably make the argument that Red Scorpion is as worthy of the title as Red Dawn. After all, it's Dolph Lundgren pretending to be Russian again, in Apartheid South Africa pretending to be Afghanistan, produced and with screenplay by Jack-i-shit-you-not-Abramoff. However, considering this statement:

    On a serious note, the reason I prefer war games and strangelove (in principle) is that they're not about a war or invasion per se. There about what happens when we try to remove the human element from the most human activity (politics), and instead let the dispassionate machine decide who dies and when.

Why not Failsafe?




b_b  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Because I haven't seen it :(

kleinbl00  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Oh.

Dude.

It's Strangelove without the madcap humor. Henry Fonda and Walter Matthau.

Strangelove is about the insanity of MAD. Wargames is about our excess trust in technology (which is saved by our childlike insistance that computers are people) Failsafe is about a process we no longer control.