Very Nice Very Nice (1961) was the first short film by the Canadian avant-garde artist Arthur Lipsett. Using scraps of film he found on the cutting room floor, Lipsett put together an amusing 7-minute montage that was nominated for an Academy Award and which instantly earned Lipsett a reputation as an innovator in the experimental or "art" film community. One of his new fans was none other than Stanley Kubrick, who was so impressed by the piece that he asked Lipsett to produce the theatrical trailer for his soon-to-be-released epoch-defining pitch-black Cold War satire Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. Lipsett refused the assignment, so Kubrick went ahead and cut his own Strangelove trailer in the style of Lipsett’s film, doing a pretty good job. Of course, being a confirmed Kubrick fanatic, I’m biased. So why don’t you watch both works and judge for yourself?
Very Nice, Very Nice:
Dr. Strangelove Theatrical Trailer:
Just a note about this version of the Strangelove theatrical trailer: it’s a fan re-master, and it’s fantastic. It is, hands down, the best version currently available online or anywhere else, for that matter, especially since the HD and BluRay editions inexplicably and shamefully have only the truncated 1-minute version of the trailer.