It’s hard to imagine that the iconic “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
” could have come wrapped in a different title, but here is hard evidence that a few other possibilities crossed Stanley Kubrick
’s mind. Someone has excavated this one-sheet brainstorm in the writer-director’s own handwriting with titles such as “Wonderful Bomb
,” “Strangelove: Nuclear Wiseman
,” and “Dr. Strangelove’s Secret Uses of Uranus
.” Let's just say, we think he benefited from the process of trial and error.
Those interested in what-could-have-been-Kubrick history should be sure to check out our recent feature on The Lost & Unmade Projects of Stanley Kubrick. Anyway, take a look below and let us know what alternate title you would have been okay with. [via Vulture]