In Message Wed, 18 Aug 1993 11:24:10 EDT,
Mark Bunster <[log in to unmask]> writes:
>* Why the big deal anyway? I don't think The
>* Shining was one of Kubrick's better efforts...
>Sorry to add little of substance, but having watched Full Metal Jacket two
>nights ago, I wanted to contribute my opinions:
>FMJ is by far a more accomplished Vietnam War picture than Platoon ever was.
I agree. Especially the first half with R. Lee Ermey as the tyrannical
drillsergeant really shows wartime 'de-humanization' (of course a recurring
theme in Kubrick movies).
Also, the fact that the second half was shot entirely at an abandoned
factory near London adds to Kubrick's craftsmanship (IMHO).
Richard van Iwaarden
<<<<< University of Utrecht
o(O-O)o English Department
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