Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (commonly known as Dr. Strangelove) is a 1964 American black comedy film directed, produced, and co-written by Stanley Kubrick, starring Peter Sellers and George C. Scott, and featuring Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn, Slim Pickens, and Tracy Reed. Loosely based on Peter George's Cold War thriller novel Red Alert, a.k.a. Two Hours to Doom, Dr. Strangelove satirized the nuclear scare.
James Byron "Jabe" McDougal considered Dr. Strangelove as one of his favorite movies. Artist Prudentia Gentileschi create a sketch in one scene from Dr. Strangelove on General Jack D. Ripper sitting at his desk, looking at his cigar. This became one of Prudentia's art piece Ripper's Repose, in which she had infused General Ripper with a humanity that he lacked in the film.