Full Metal Jacket*

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Full Metal Jacket*

  • 1987 ----- color ----- 117 min ----- laserdisc
  • (Directed by Stanley Kubrick; screenplay by Stanley Kubrick, Michael Herr, Gustav Hasford based on the novel The Short-Timers by Gustav Hasford; with Matthew Modine, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D'Onofrio, Lee Ermey) Divided into two sections, this adaptation of Hasford's The Short-Timers is a harrowing look at marine basic training on Parris Island and combat experiences in Vietnam. The first half is so strong (thanks in part to real-life former D. I. Ermey) that the second half suffers in comparison, as it covers more familiar ground, while keeping emotions in check. [Closed Captioned] [Funded by the Department of Comparative Literature] (Restricted to use on University of Washington campuses only)
  • Topics: (History: American, Literature: American, Motion Pictures: Features, War and Peace)