Stanley Kubrick, who thought that the concept of nuclear war was ludicrous, decided the subject was best handled satirically in a farce. His 1964 film Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb starred Peter Sellers and a wonderful ensemble cast that included George C. Scott, Keenan Wynn, Sterling Hayden, Slim Pickens and James Earl Jones. It's now widely regarded as a classic.
These shots give us a look at Sellers, Kubrick and cast on the set. Some of the captures are so intimate you can almost hear famously headstrong director Kubrick and comic actor Sellers (notorious for acting up practically wherever he went) trading jokes and barbs.
See more on-set photos and view a documentary on the making of Dr. Strangelove here.
Sellers and Kubrick on a smoke break
Kubrick and his camera
Slim Pickens and the nuclear bomb