BU Film School

Saturday, September 09, 2006

FT 553 Screening: Full Metal Jacket

Film info
Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
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Synopsis/my notes
Marine recruits in boot camp hell. Drills, humiliation, strict regulations. Ends with drill instructor shot by Leonard (Private Pyle), who then shoots himself. Identities stripped away -- nicknames (Snowball, Joker, Cowboy, Pyle) instead of proper names. Joker made group leader, has to take command, allows and participates in brutal punishment of Pyle. Abuse. Joker says Marines don't want robots, they want killers (may not square with Kubrick's idea).

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