This makes the movie suffer just a little. For the most part Kubrick got Parris Island right on the money. Besides that the movie is filled with intelligent and poetic lines, beautiful details and symbols, and some of my all time favorite movie quotes. I agree that the first part of the movie is the best part, because it shows a completely new side of the lives of marines. What's that supposed to be, some kind of sick joke? Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow Marine recruits from their brutal basic training to the bloody street fighting set in 1968 Hue, Vietnam. I think you been cheated! And that means you live forever.
This is real dehumanising stuff, frighteningly essayed by the brilliance of drill instructor R Lee Ermey's performance. Once more the main man succeeds. Some of the sound files contained on The MovieWavs Page may not be suitable for young children. Many people write that the second half of the movie is bad, or even horrible. Full Metal Jacket is a truly fine film, but it's not the brilliant one it really should have been. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow Marine recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting set in 1968 in Hue, Vietnam.
The screenplay by Kubrick, Michael Herr, and Gustav Hasford was based on Hasford's novel The Short-Timers 1979. The action is savage, the story unsparing the dialog spiked with catching humor. He knows this to be true, but no one else does. The MovieWavs Page holds no liability from misuse of these sound files. Great touches abound throughout - check out the many examples, such as the opening scene of Hartman marching right up to the recruits and to the camera , spitting and screaming vindictive comments, almost as if at the viewer.
Little had changed in those 10 years except theswitch from M1s to M16s. A thrilling adventure of love, action and intrigue. A two-segment look at the effect of the military mindset and war itself on Vietnam era Marines. Sergeant Animal Mother Adam Baldwin ,the nihilistic M60 machine gunner of the Lusthog Squad is one of the most beloved characters in the movie and he is at best a supporting cast member. Full Metal Jacket is anything but.
It really is a film of two halves, unfortunately I didn't like the 2nd half. Every shooter atthe range has his own rifle coach, and every single round is verycarefully accounted for. All wavs on this page were sampled at 8 bit mono 11Khz and all mp3s on this page were sampled at 80kbs 44Khz. The film is Staney Kubrick's best realistic Vietnam War film of all time. All the fighters about the aircraft carriers pounced and all but one Japanese bomber was destroyed. You tryin' to squeeze an inch in on me somewhere, huh? However I have seen a lot of action and war films, and this one, to an individual who never went to war, seems the most true-to-life, taken as a whole. Friends of mine have commented that they only like the first half of the film and that the second half falls apart.
Joker Matthew Modine , Animal Mother Adam Baldwin , Gomer Vincent D'Onofrio , Eightball Dorian Harewood , Cowboy Arliss Howard and more experience boot-camp hell pit bulled by a leather lung D. The bandleader is Butch Paul Newman, 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' and Sundance Robert Redford, 'Out of Africa' and his faithful sidekick. There's a very good command of pace - the viewer is never left idle or bored, and the story particularly in the tremendous first half flows along smoothly. One of my all time favorite Vietnam War flicks from the 80's, the other film is Platoon 1986 Once more there's excellent cinematography - check out the haunting, almost claustrophobic landscapes of Vietnam. As many others I think that the drill Sergeant gives this movie an extra spark with his comical lines and hard personality, he actually makes you laugh, and even so you really get to hate him. Your days of finger-banging ol' Mary Jane Rottencrotch through her pretty pink panties are over! This kind of humor no longer amuses and makes you laugh.
When will humanity ever learn? For the first part we are subjected to the training regime inflicted on wet behind the ears boys, boys soon to become Marines out in the harshness of the Vietnam War. It is one of my personal favorite war movies. And so to the direction. The camera work was superb. The first half follows a group of recruits in boot camp under the command of the punishing Gunnery Sergeant Hartman. But I'll maintain to my dying day that Full Metal Jacket finished up as being bloody and pretty instead of being a poignant and horrifying masterpiece. One of the greatest war movies ever, a statement very few will dispute.
I also wishGeorge Bush and his advisers had seen this masterpiece and - most ofall - understood its message. He makes you feel like you are there. Where do we go from here? All it amounts to is a prolonged series of rationale and philosophical musings on the false war. Because we kill everything we see. Matthew Modine is the amiable lead, Private Joker, and as such balances the hard and soft edges admirably if not spectacularly.
And how that young man turns in to a killing mean machine that blows Hartman's head off! The British skies over Vietnam is another reminder than an artist's eye knows no boundaries. Casting of the young lions is okay, though a tad weak in one or twocases. This time it is a different kind of a war based movie, and I have to say that it is one of the best if not the best war movie of all time. I love how the film focus more in a city of Hue and the battlefield starts their. Haven't we seen all that before? Description A two-segment look at the effect of the military mindset and war itself on Vietnam era Marines. You are the lowest form of life on Earth. The first half more focus on training basics preparing recruits before they ship them to Vietnam and point view story telling from Private James T.
Potent and torturous, these scenes convey aZen-like immediacy, an impending sense of doom. At the same time, both the cinematography and sound track are so good, so effective, that the watcher can't look away from the movie. Lee Ermy on the set. Others have commented on the music, the acting, and so on, so I won't add my repetitive comments, except that the drill sergeant is perfect! In every way a breathtaking movie from start to finish. The time period in the picturewould have been about 1967, since the in-country sequence includes the'68 Tet Offensive. Then it's that second half.