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Jon Stewart and DR. STRANGELOVE

Maziar Bahari, Jon Stewart, San Francisco, CA 10/22/14

Maziar Bahari, Jon Stewart, San Francisco, CA 10/22/14

It will be a few weeks before I can post my interview with Jon Stewart and journalist/author Maziar Bahari about ROSEWATER, the film Stewart directed from his adapatation of Bahari’s memoir of being imprisoned in Iran on bogus charges of being a spy. I can, however, say that the film is superb, and that one of the many things I liked about it was a brief but pointed shout-out to one of my favorite films of all time, Stanley Kubrick’s DR STRANGELOVE. I brought it up when talking to the two of them this week, and Stewart’s reasons for including a clip from the film turned into one of the finest precis I’ve ever heard about why Kubrick’s film is a classic of political science as well as cinema. Enjoy!

Update!  The full interview is now available here. Or, if you want just the excerpt, see below.

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