Full Metal Jacket
Action / Drama / War
Full Metal Jacket
Action / Drama / War
A two-segment look at the effect of the military mindset and war itself on Vietnam era Marines. The first half follows a group of recruits in boot camp under the command of the punishing Gunnery Sergeant Hartman. The second half shows one of those recruits, Joker, covering the war as a correspondent for Stars and Stripes, focusing on the Tet offensive.
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Full Metal Jacket 30 years later
Strange, as I sat to watch Full Metal Jacket for the first time in years, what I remembered most was Lee Emery's Sgt Hartman's rantings and Vincent D'Onofrio. In fact, it was Vincent D'Onofrio's Pvt Lawrence, known as "Gomer Pyle" that made this Stanley Kubrick film, truly memorable. I'm noticing this more and more as I get older and revisit old films. The performances, certain performances, even in supporting roles allow a film to keep growing with the passing of time. Full Metal Jacket a shattering film or I should say, two shattering films. The first part, the training, the intro is a masterpiece practically impossible to match up, so, the second part doesn't match it. But, still. A film-experience. Vincent D'Onofrio's performance even more powerful now, 30 years later. Enormous! The British skies over Vietnam is another reminder than an artist's eye knows no boundaries.
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One of Stanley Kubrick's latest films, Gustav Hasford's Short Film adaptation of Novels, has received many awards for being an Oscar, while he received heavy criticism from the Full Metal Jacket, American army and American nationalists. The legal dimension of the war in Kubirck's "The Power of the Path" Strangelove examines the political dimension of the war in the film, examining the psychology of the soldiers and the background of the war in this film. Kubrick's anti militarist stance Kubrick's battle scenes in this film Unlike other Vietnam films, the background of the battle during the training of newly joined soldiers in the city, not in the forests of Vietnam, but also in the battlefield of Full Metal Jacket is to be remembered as a cult film provide.
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Film Review: "Full Metal Jacket" (1987)
Known for having an exclusive contract with Warner Bros. Studios since "A Clockwork Orange" release in 1971 in order to be able to take the time necessary to get picture and sound at utmost precision states, director Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999) missed the deadline of December 31st 1986 to enter competition with ultimate motion-picture-opponent on the Vietnam War "Platoon" directed by Oliver Stone, who reflects on the devastating occasion on U.S. abroad interventions in South-East Asian political policies in shape of threatening import/export "Communism" from the director's military experiences first-hand in 1967/1968; where Stanley Kubrick interprets the already-filtered autobiographical novel by former-Vietnam-soldier Gustav Hasford (1947-1993), who got also involved in the director's adaptation writing process, before principal photography began in season 1985/1986 with a fresh-men-cast in their 20s featuring actor Matthew Modine as Private Joker and Vincent D'Onofrio as Private Pyle, who together establish never-been-seen before mental-brainwash practices in an ultra-intense, tragic-comic-indulging first 45 Minutes of "Full Metal Jacket" at an U.S. Marine Corps training base in the 1960s, where Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, performed to full-convictions pushing beats by R. Lee Ermey, rules with iron fist toward shockingly-exposing emotional strangleholds to the audience.
Director Stanley Kubrick puts all film-making departments in order to surprise with twisting character developments and constant changing exterior conditions from boot camp over attacked army bases in Saigon to jungle urban ruins of concrete to super-suspense thriller elements in a concluding urban warfare sniper situation with an skillful intervening soundscapes of shot-outs for the showdown, supported by highly-motivated newly-acquired filmmakers as production designer Anton Furst (1944-1991) and cinematographer Douglas Milsome, also known for capturing "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" starring Kevin Costner; when this "Vietnam War Movie" becomes the most-daring pendant in terms of exposing U.S. foreign war affairs in 1960s/1970s as inapplicable against full-frontal, gut-striking, absolutely-necessary emotional digestion of U.S. American artists' involved in "Platoon" (1986) to last but not least art of film-making indulging as celebrating with tripling initial production expenses, running mis-en-scène on ultra-impersonated filtration by film-maker Francis Ford Coppola in "Apocalypse Now" (1979), keeping "Full Metal Jacket" at the base of these Top 3 "Vietnam War Movies" of being the most accessible, but the nevertheless emotionally-roller coasting, most-diverse as well.
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