Full Metal Jacket - LGK Movie Discussion #1
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FMJ is a straightforward work, told linearly, by one of cinema's masters, Stanley Kubrick.
The movie uncompromisingly tells the story of U.S. Marine trainees prior to deployment to Vietnam in 1968, and, also, while deployed.
Unforgettable in his role as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman is R. Lee Ermey.
The movie depicts how a more or less average American male is taught how to be a soldier. How to kill.
The disaster that is Leonard Lawrence, acted superbly by Vincent D'Onofrio, shows how bad things can get when they don't go the way they're supposed to.
Again, this is a straightforward movie. WYSIWYG. No cryptic symbolism or ambiguous designs. One either appreciates it for what it is or not.
I think it's a classic.