• Peter Sellers and George C Scott in 'Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb'. (IMDb)Source: IMDb
And you can watch that movie date in ‘The Putin Interviews’.
Tolly Wright

23 Jun 2017 - 4:30 PM  UPDATED 23 Jun 2017 - 4:30 PM

Oliver Stone’s interview with Russian president Vladimir Putin isn’t just talking heads. According to The Washington Post, Stone was working on The Putin Interviews, a documentary that will air this week, when the Snowden filmmaker screened Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.

The 1964 political satire, which Putin had never seen, is a comedy about nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union. If you’re wondering if Vlad, a former KGB officer, found Peter Sellers and George C Scott to be a laugh riot like the AFI does (and really most movie buffs of discerning taste), The Putin Interviews will include a segment of the two watching the cinematic classic together.

While Stone made a name for himself with features like Platoon and Nixon, as a documentarian he previously interviewed two other world leaders with adversarial relations with the United States, Cuban president Fidel Castro and Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez. The four-hour taped interview covers Putin’s relationship with various American politicians.


Episodes 3 and 4 of The Putin Interviews airs Sunday 25 June at 7:30pm on SBS. Missed the first episode? Watch it at SBS On Demand:

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