Movie Recommendations: #30

Full Metal Jacket(1987)

Director:Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Matthew Modine,Vincent D’Onofrio,R.Lee Ermey.

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Full Metal Jacket is a film which depicts the experiences of two US Marines(Matthew Modine,Vincent D’Onofrio) during the Vietnam War.The first half follows their gruelling training along with other recruits under Gunnery Sergeant Hartman(R.Lee Ermey), who rules over the training recruits with an iron hand in order to prepare them for combat.

The second half focusses on their experience as soldiers in Vietnam,at the start of the Tet Offensive.The film explores the travails of those who fought in Vietnam, and lays bare the pointlessness of the widely criticized war. The film was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay at the Academy Awards.

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