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I'm Sorry Too, Dimitri [Mar. 6th, 2006|09:44 am]
Tony Grist
I just watched a little of Dr Strangelove. One of the things about Sellers is how quiet he is. There's George C Scott clowning away, working his socks off, giving this big, splendid, hammy performance- and Sellers, as the president, doesn't try to compete. He keeps it tight and straight and bides his time and then, when he's got the screen to himself- and he's on the phone to the Russian premier- off he goes into this wonderful, dead-pan, comic riff. What an artist!

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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-03-06 11:22 am (UTC)

Re: I can walk! I can walk!

It's a wonderful scene. And I believe Sellers may well have been improvising. Certainly, from all I've read, Kubrick was in awe of his talent and more than happy to give him his head.

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