Why to Watch - Full Metal Jacket

Stan the man you did it again. If Kubrick’s take on Vietnam isn’t enough for you, watch this for one of the most iconic Act 1’s in American cinema.



Full Metal Jacket (1987) Drama, War | 116min | July 10, 1987 (United States) 8.3
Director: Stanley KubrickWriter: Stanley Kubrick, Michael Herr, Gustav HasfordStars: Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'OnofrioSummary: 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. —Scott Renshaw <as.idc@forsythe.stanford.edu>


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