'Full Metal Jacket': 25 Things You Didn't Know About Stanley Kubrick's War Classic

'Full Metal Jacket': 25 Things You Didn't Know About Stanley Kubrick's War Classic

Joined: March 17th, 2005, 8:05 am

June 29th, 2012, 4:03 pm #1

Last edited by ADRIANOPANETTA on June 29th, 2012, 4:03 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: January 26th, 2006, 10:38 pm

June 29th, 2012, 5:57 pm #2

Wow, where did the time go????

Still one of my favorites though!

We stole the eagle from the Air Force, the anchor from the Navy, and the rope from the Army.
On the seventh day while God rested, we overran his perimeter, stole the globe, and we've been running the whole show ever since.

Semper Fi, Don
“Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don't have that problem.”
- Ronald Reagan

Semper Fi, Don
Luke: 22:36
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Joined: March 17th, 2005, 8:05 am

June 29th, 2012, 6:06 pm #3

Facts # 5 and 6 are my favourites.
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Joined: April 21st, 2005, 4:12 pm

June 29th, 2012, 6:17 pm #4

At age 39, with 8 years of prior, service I went back into the Marine Corps Reserve, motivated by "Full Metal Jacket".
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June 29th, 2012, 6:31 pm #5

No. 3???? EVERYONE used FMJ rounds!! Only FMJs!! N/T
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Joined: November 17th, 2006, 1:18 pm

June 30th, 2012, 4:48 am #6

Been a few yrs. #5, '...oranges and tennis balls...', somebody please fill me in. nt
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Joined: November 17th, 2006, 1:18 pm

June 30th, 2012, 12:46 pm #7

"Former U.S. Marine Drill Instructor Ermey was originally hired as a technical adviser and asked Kubrick if he could audition for the role of Hartman. However Kubrick, having seen his portrayal as Drill Instructor SSgt Loyce in The Boys in Company C, told him that he was not vicious enough to play the character. In response, Ermey made a videotape of himself improvising insulting dialogue towards a group of Royal Marines while people off-camera pelted him with oranges and tennis balls. Ermey, in spite of the distractions, rattled off an unbroken string of insults for 15 minutes, and he did not flinch, duck, or repeat himself while the projectiles rained on him. Upon viewing the video, Kubrick gave Ermey the role, realizing that he "was a genius for this part"."
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Joined: February 26th, 2005, 11:27 pm

July 1st, 2012, 8:57 am #8



Wheels UP-Water
Wheels DOWN-Land
DO NOT confuse the two !
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Joined: November 17th, 2006, 1:18 pm

July 1st, 2012, 9:48 am #9

Not in the standard dvd release I have, bought 5+ yrs ago from Amz.

Yeah, must be a hoot!

I'll have to check U-tube, etc.
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