Like all film geeks, I adore the work of Stanley Kubrick (it's a Federal law -- if you don't love Kubrick, you're barred from working in the field. Look it up.) and I'm always on the lookout for new and interesting things about the director or his films. I'd stumbled upon this old promotional interview for Dr. Strangelove not too long ago, and since Neatorama highlighted it today I figured this was as good a time as any to share what I've taken to calling Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Staged Split Screen Interviews.

The seven minute clip is fascinating on a variety of levels. It features George C. Scott and Peter Sellers (two men I love) answering questions we never hear while in character. In the good old days, before crazy paparazzi and TMZ, interviewers would send in a list of questions for their subject. The interviewee would then answer them in a split shot on camera. This footage would then be sent back to the questioner so he could film and insert the question segments and the whole thing would be spliced together, creating the illusion of a real live interview. Seems like a lot of work ...