Thursday, 17 September 2009

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From Wikipedia — Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket”:

Full Metal Jacket is a 1987 war film by Stanley Kubrick, based on the novel The Short-Timers by Gustav Hasford. The title refers to the full metal jacket bullet type of ammunition used by infantry riflemen. The film follows a squad of U.S. Marines through their United States Marine Corps Recruit Training and the experiences of two of them in the Tet Offensive (1968) during the Vietnam War.

A review by Vincent Canby in the  NY Times when the film came out:


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