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In response to Mark Bunster's comment about FMJ by Kubrick:  as in 2001,
K leaves out the connectives between parts, forcing the viewer to
think through the film and reach his/her own conclusions.  So FMJ breaks
in two deliberately, and the ending of part II echoes the ending of I:
Pyle's killing of the sargeant is repeated in Joker's killing of the
woman sniper; like Pyle, Joker becomes a "man" and a good Marine by
face-to-face killing.  FMJ confronts us with moral dilemmas without the
mythicizing or preachiness of Platoon.    Andrew Gordon