I heard one of those anecdotes about the making of a movie, Dr. Strangelove in this instance. Kubrick did a run through of each scene before the actual filming, or so he said. His instructions to the great George C. Scott for the run throughs was to play the character way, way over the top. He secretly, so the story goes, filmed the run through and in many cases he used that take in the final cut. Like this one, I’ll bet:
Much good has been said of this movie, but not possibly enough. As perfect as a work of art could possibly be. I often have a favorite scene in a movie, every scene in this movie is my favorite. Someone once asked make my 10 best movies list, and it ended up with about 30 items. There is no best movie. But there is not a better movie than this one.