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Old 04-15-2018, 11:47 PM   #21
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First saw the news and I thought it was another hoax.
Just watched full metal jacket last night. Best part of the movie was the boot camp half.
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Old 04-16-2018, 08:19 AM   #22
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Quite a career... A big fan and I didn't realize how much he was in over the years...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R._Lee_Ermey

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That man didnt act .....he was real! I loved him in FMJ....my all time favorite movie.

SIR, R.I.P., SIR
Mine too. They say (and I can believe it) that they had several pages of insults for him to use during the boot camp half of the movie.......yea, he didn't need any script for insults...he was all set

And I agree with JoshN...after they get out of boot camp, I can turn it off.

Did your parents have any children that lived?!?!?!....I bet they regret THAT!!!

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Some Full metal jacket trivia...

Interesting.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093058/trivia
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Gunnery Sgt. Hartman: You're so ugly you could be a modern art masterpiece!
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Some Full metal jacket trivia...

Interesting.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093058/trivia
Good link... Watching the opening scene many times over the years, I often wondered these two exact things...


"To make Gunnery Sgt. Hartmann's performance and the recruits' reactions as convincing as possible, Matthew Modine, Vincent D'Onofrio, and the other actors playing recruits never met R. Lee Ermey prior to filming. Stanley Kubrick also saw to it that Ermey didn't fraternize with the actors between takes.

Director Stanley Kubrick had nothing but praise for R. Lee Ermey's skills as a performer. Kubrick originally was going to write dialogue for Ermey's character himself, but he became so impressed with what Ermey improvised, he decided it was not necessary. He simply let him ad-lib, an act practically unheard of for a Stanley Kubrick film. Ermey's performances were so faultless that Kubrick only needed two to three takes to get his scenes filmed, which was also extremely rare for a Kubrick film. The only instance Ermey had to film more than two to three takes was in the "Jelly Doughnut Scene," which he claimed was filmed in 37 takes, to the point his voice kept disappearing from time to time. "
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R. Lee Ermey went to director Stanley Kubrick and asked for the role of Gunnery Sgt. Hartmann. In his opinion, the actors on the set were not up to snuff. When Kubrick declined, Ermey barked an order for Kubrick to stand up when he was spoken to, and the director instinctively obeyed. Ermey got the role.
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Makes you wonder how Gunny felt about this considering the opening scene...

"Advertisements for this film were censored in some parts of Canada due to the tagline "In Vietnam the wind doesn't blow, it sucks." At that time, Canadian censors had not yet decided whether the phrase "it sucks" (or "this sucks") was obscene."


Different world today...
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I'd posit...60% or better of the best movies ever made, couldn't be made today.
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I'd posit...60% or better of the best movies ever made, couldn't be made today.
Such as Blazing saddles
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Laid to rest today at Arlington with full military honors.

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Sorry to hijack this Robie, but on the subject of veteran's funerals this was today around the corner from my house:
https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news...504571762.html

The same cemetery my best friend is buried in.

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