Throwback Thursday is a weekly update that we do here on Caught on Set. Every Thursday we post pictures from the set of a movie you haven’t seen in a while, or possibly ever.
Today I'm going straight to "Quint" from Ain't It Cool News to explain these pictures from the set of Stanely Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove or: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Loved the Bomb.
"Did you know that Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove originally ended with a pie fight? Sure you did! You’re all good geeks. The original ending has long been discussed by Kubrick geeks, but not much has come out from the filming of this silly ending in which the war room literally erupts into a food fight.
Kubrick called the original ending “a disaster of Homeric proportions,” but damned if I don’t want to see it…"
Holy crap, I never knew Dr. Strangelove had an alternate ending. I guess you really do learn something new everyday. Now I really want to see the footage of this scene, especially if it is as bad as Kubrick said it was. I really hope someone finds the lost footage from this scene and leaks it onto the internets so we all can watch it. Kubrick made a great decision to stick with the ending he did as the movie turned out great. It was even named the 26th best movie of all time by the AFI in 1997, I wonder if it would have made the list if the pie fight scene was left in? I guess we'll never know.