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Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove Shot in Iceland

By Iceland Review

American cameraman Robert Gaffney, who worked closely with Stanley Kubrick on the making of a few films, has confirmed that parts of the 1964 film Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb were shot in Iceland.

Gaffney could however not pinpoint any specific scenes that were shot in Iceland after such a long time and is not absolutely sure that the Iceland shots were used, although he finds it highly likely, Morgunbladid reports.

“We flew above and shot films in areas that were supposed to show Soviet landscape. At that time we were naturally unable to fly across the Soviet Union,” Gaffney said, adding that they also filmed landscape from air in Greenland and Canada.

Dr. Strangelove was nominated for four Oscars but received none.

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