phylo_roadking wrote:LOL THAT has to be Doctor Strangelove or "How I learned to love the Bomb and stop worrying"
Once they read the script, The Pentagon withheld any co-operation with the film so the set designers were forced to reconstruct the cockpit of the B52 bomber from one single photograph in their possession that had been carelessly printed in a British flying magazine and comparing it to the cockpit of the B29 Superfortress, and relating it to the geometry of the B52's fuselage. (In the early 60s, the B52 represented cutting edge technology and access to it was a matter of national security.) When some American Air Force personnel were invited to view the film's reconstruction of the B52 cockpit (which had cost $100,000 to construct), they were astounded to see that it was almost note perfect, so much so that Kubrick feared that Ken Adam's production design team had resorted to illegal moves and could be under investigation from the FBI.
Over to phylo roadking for our next quesion....