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    Re: Full Metal Jacket

    Post by Philip on Sat Oct 31, 2009 11:49 am

    Who's not big into FMJ? Best movie ever! Smile


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    Re: Full Metal Jacket

    Post by Mercenary25 on Sat Oct 31, 2009 11:59 am

    Actually Philip, FMJ is great movie but in training part only. In combat part, it went into drain hole because they used wrong equipment. Marine Corps didn't wear 3/4 collar flak vest because those were issued to Army or AF only and in 1967. USMC weren't issued M1956 webgear. They should've used M1955 flak vest with M1961 web gear.

    Don't get me wrong, I love this movie but but its accurately ticked me off.


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    Re: Full Metal Jacket

    Post by Philip on Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:19 pm

    Gunnery Sgt Hartman is just awesome. But come on Jeremy the use wrong helicopters and tanks too (Westland Wessex and M47). But I can live with that... Smile


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    Re: Full Metal Jacket

    Post by nkomo on Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:43 am

    Honestly, I didn't all care that much for FMJ.


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    Re: Full Metal Jacket

    Post by Philip on Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:48 am

    Ok, this was getting a little off topic so I've split it up...

    1stDivVet wrote:
    That helicopter is a Sikorsky H-34 Choctaw, not a Westland Wessex
    http://richard-seaman.com/Wallpaper/Aircraft/Helicopters/American/H34Diving.jpg

    The helicopter in your picture would be the correct one. But not that in the movie. It's the licence produced H-34 in Great Britain with a jet engine.
    http://www.flugzeuginfo.net/acimages/wessexhc2_kp.jpg


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    Re: Full Metal Jacket

    Post by filupe on Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:15 am

    I found amusing the part where they're supposed to be flying into Hue in a H-34/Wessex but the passing shot of the jungle treetops distinctly shows the shadow silhouette of a Bell Jetranger!

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    Re: Full Metal Jacket

    Post by Philip on Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:41 am

    True. But still my favorite movie.


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    Re: Full Metal Jacket

    Post by zvez on Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:33 am

    I thought it was a great flick too, warts and all. And certainly R. Lee Ermey's acting debut was great.

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    Re: Full Metal Jacket

    Post by Camo_fiend on Sun Nov 01, 2009 3:45 pm

    I think that the book the movie is based on (The Short Timers) is better, but I loved the movie, too.

    I know all of GySgt Hartman's lines in that movie. lol!
    But my favourite part is when Rafter Man and Joker are riding in the chopper with the crazy door gunner...his dialogue throughout that scene just cracks me up.


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    Re: Full Metal Jacket

    Post by Philip on Sun Nov 01, 2009 4:02 pm

    Get some! haha


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    Re: Full Metal Jacket

    Post by jj on Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:02 pm

    zvez wrote:I thought it was a great flick too, warts and all. And certainly R. Lee Ermey's acting debut was great.

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    Actually,R.Lee's acting debut was years previous. If I am not mistaken, his first film was "The Boys in Company C", He was also in "Apocolypse Now" (small part-played a Air Cav officer and doubled as a technical advisor)and,one of my favorite,but almost forgotten movies,"The siege of firebase Gloria". He was also in a bunch of other movies,TV shows ect,where he diddnt play the sterio-typical "D.I./Marine/Military type".

    I have alsways liked him,and "Full Metal Jacket" was a damn good movie.If you havent seen "The siege of Firebase Gloria", make sure you do-if you like military movies,you will be doing yourself a favor:)

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    Re: Full Metal Jacket

    Post by nkomo on Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:58 pm

    jj wrote:
    zvez wrote:I thought it was a great flick too, warts and all. And certainly R. Lee Ermey's acting debut was great.

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    Actually,R.Lee's acting debut was years previous. If I am not mistaken, his first film was "The Boys in Company C", He was also in "Apocolypse Now" (small part-played a Air Cav officer and doubled as a technical advisor)and,one of my favorite,but almost forgotten movies,"The siege of firebase Gloria". He was also in a bunch of other movies,TV shows ect,where he diddnt play the sterio-typical "D.I./Marine/Military type".

    I have alsways liked him,and "Full Metal Jacket" was a damn good movie.If you havent seen "The siege of Firebase Gloria", make sure you do-if you like military movies,you will be doing yourself a favor:)
    Siege at Firebase Gloria and 84 Charlie Mopic are two of my favorite Vietnam movies...along with Apocalypse Now.


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    Re: Full Metal Jacket

    Post by filupe on Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:42 pm

    Camo_fiend wrote:But my favourite part is when Rafter Man and Joker are riding in the chopper with the crazy door gunner...his dialogue throughout that scene just cracks me up.

    You should read 'Dispatches' by Michael Herr - that door gunner scene is lifted word for word from there. Michael Herr was also responsible for writing Capt. Willard's voiceover from 'Apocalypse Now'. A lot of the surrealist 'flavour' of 'Apocalypse Now' is reflected in 'Dispatches'.

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    Re: Full Metal Jacket

    Post by Camo_fiend on Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:08 pm

    I'm gonna have to check that out.


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    Re: Full Metal Jacket

    Post by CollectinSteve on Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:50 pm

    You guys need to see this then:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydF9rHC02Hg

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    Re: Full Metal Jacket

    Post by Camo_fiend on Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:42 pm

    I've seen that one before. I still laughed, though.


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    Re: Full Metal Jacket

    Post by Victor Brunswick on Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:19 am

    Originally actor Bill McKinney (The Green Mile) was tapped for the role of GySgt Hartman. McKinney was a familiar face in many of Clint Eastwood's films but his most famous role was that of the hillbilly in the infamous "squeal like a pig" scene from Deliverance. Kubrick instead cast R. Lee Ermey, who was originally hired as a technical advisor, because Kubrick was reportedly "afraid to meet the mountain man from Deliverance."

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    Re: Full Metal Jacket

    Post by sobota on Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:43 pm

    Random FMJ fact, the scene where theyre doing the highwire/assault course was filmed at ATR Bassingbourn in Cambridgeshire (just outside Royston, Herts)!

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