Unsealed FBI files reveal Navy admiral was furious with ‘2001’ director Stanley Kubrick
The FBI on Wednesday posted a link to newly unsealed files on legendary director Stanley Kubrick, best known for films such as “Dr. Strangelove,” “2001: A Space Odyssey” and “A Clockwork Orange.”
One particularly strange file reveals that a Navy admiral was furious with Kubrick’s portrayal of the American military in “Dr. Strangelove,” a satirical movie that featured a crazed general intentionally starting a nuclear war with the Soviet Union.
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According to the file, Admiral Arleigh Burke contacted the FBI to complain about “Dr. Strangelove,” as well as the movie “Seven Days in May” for being derogatory toward the military. He was particularly concerned that the films showed a successful communist influence aimed at getting Americans to question the value of their armed forces.
Despite the admiral’s concerns, however, the FBI said that its files “contain no derogatory information regarding Kubrick.”