And speaking of Stanley Kubrick, I remember riding with my foster father one night to pick up my foster mother from a showing of this film at the college where they both taught. After she got into the car, he said, "How was the movie?" I vividly recall her saying, "... they blew up the world." That's a pretty frightening notion for an anxious, displaced 10-year-old, and it's not exactly Howdy Doody for a 50-year-old either. Still, it's a satirical icon loaded with outrageous performances.