Full Metal Jacket
DIRECTOR: STANLEY KUBRICK
CAST: R. LEE ERMEY, VINCENT D'ONOFRIO, MATTHEW MODINE, ADAM BALDWIN
The bifurcated structure of Kubrick’s Vietnam War-set stunner shows us the before and after of the process of turning young men into killers, beginning in basic training before traveling to the field of combat. Marine Corps reporter Matthew Modine moves from wisecracking innocence to awful experience, while the training section features breakout performances by two unknowns: Vincent D’Onofrio as whimpering, bullied Private Pyle and real-life ‘Nam vet the late, great R. Lee Ermey as his invective-spewing drill sergeant. “A jelly doughnut?!”
Full Metal Jacket is screening as part of the Kubrick x 8 series.