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The doomsday clock ticks ominously in these urgent Cold War wake-up calls, one deadly serious, the other morbidly funny. The end of the world is played for brilliantly sustained suspense in Sidney Lumet’s riveting political thriller FAIL SAFE, which offers a chillingly plausible look at the path toward nuclear annihilation. And Stanley Kubrick’s ferociously subversive DR. STRANGELOVE remains one of the most audacious satires ever made, a disturbingly hilarious vision of atomic brinkmanship taken to its apocalyptic endpoint starring Peter Sellers, Peter Sellers, and . . . Peter Sellers in three outrageous roles.