History Film / FullMetalJacket

27th Apr '16 7:43:50 PM TheHestinator
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* MohsScaleOfViolenceHardness: It rates a relatively hard 8, because of the slow-motion blood spurts and [[spoiler:the brain-matter-splattering suicide scene]].
11th Apr '16 11:20:36 PM EBsessed
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* YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious: Joker calls Pyle by his real name, Lawrence, when he's trying to help him and steer him away from his DespairEventHorizon. [[spoiler: It doesn't work.]]

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* YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious: Joker calls Pyle by his real name, Lawrence, Leonard, when he's trying to help him and steer him away from his DespairEventHorizon. [[spoiler: It doesn't work.]]
11th Apr '16 11:16:19 PM EBsessed
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* TyrantTakesTheHelm: The film ends on this note: [[spoiler: Animal Mother is the new squad leader.]]

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* TyrantTakesTheHelm: The film ends on this note: note; [[spoiler: Animal Mother is the new squad leader.]]
11th Apr '16 11:13:55 PM EBsessed
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* TrainingFromHell: The first act of the movie which focuses on the recruits going through US Marine Corps boot camp which is generally considered the toughest initial training of the American military branches. Though the only one the audience really sees it as being "from hell" for is Pyle.

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* TrainingFromHell: The first act of the movie which focuses on the recruits going through US Marine Corps boot camp camp, which is generally considered the toughest initial training of the American military branches. Though the only one the audience really sees it as being "from hell" for is Pyle.
11th Apr '16 11:11:35 PM EBsessed
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* ThousandYardStare: Payback says that you can see that Joker is a new guy, because he haven't got the thousand-yard stare. "A Marine gets it after he's been in the shit for too long. It's like... it's like you've really seen beyond. I got it. All field Marines got it." Joker ends up getting it too [[spoiler:after he kills the Viet Cong sniper]].

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* ThousandYardStare: Payback says that you can see that Joker is a new guy, because he haven't hasn't got the thousand-yard stare. "A Marine gets it after he's been in the shit for too long. It's like... it's like you've really seen beyond. I got it. All field Marines got it." Joker ends up getting it too [[spoiler:after he kills the Viet Cong sniper]].
11th Apr '16 10:55:37 PM EBsessed
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* TanksButNoTanks: Also a minor offender - during combat in Hue City, the tanks employed are actually light tanks M41 Walker Bulldog[[note]]This type was used in combat only by the ARVN during the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar.[[/note]], not M48 Patton medium tanks used by the USMC tank battalions in the {{Real Life}} battle. On the other hand, M41 is visually quite similar to M48, and both camera angles used and editing made very difficult to actually notice the difference when casually watching the film.

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* TanksButNoTanks: Also a minor offender - during combat in Hue City, the tanks employed are actually light tanks M41 Walker Bulldog[[note]]This type was used in combat only by the ARVN during the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar.[[/note]], UsefulNotes/VietnamWar[[/note]], not M48 Patton medium tanks used by the USMC tank battalions in the {{Real Life}} battle. On the other hand, M41 is visually quite similar to M48, and both camera angles used and editing made very difficult to actually notice the difference when casually watching the film.
11th Apr '16 10:54:18 PM EBsessed
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* {{Main/Foreshadowing}}: Hartman gloats about the Marine-taught shooting prowess of university-shooter [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Whitman Charles Whitman]] and [[WhoShotJFK Lee Harvey Oswald]] before [[spoiler:Lawrence "Pyle" Leonard becomes a sociopathic murderer himself, under (and perhaps because of) Hartman's own tutelage.]]

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* {{Main/Foreshadowing}}: Hartman gloats about the Marine-taught shooting prowess of university-shooter [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Whitman Charles Whitman]] and [[WhoShotJFK Lee Harvey Oswald]] before [[spoiler:Lawrence [[spoiler:Leonard "Pyle" Leonard Lawrence becomes a sociopathic murderer himself, under (and perhaps because of) Hartman's own tutelage.]]
11th Apr '16 10:40:27 PM EBsessed
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* {{Main/Foreshadowing}}: Hartman gloats about the Marine-taught shooting prowess of university-shooter [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Whitman Charles Whitman]] and [[WhoShotJFK Lee Harvey Oswald]] before [[spoiler:Lawrence "Pyle" Leonard becomes a sociopathic murderer himself, under (and perhaps because of) Hartman's own tutelage.]]
11th Apr '16 10:32:28 PM EBsessed
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** Inverted by the Viet Cong; they launch the Tet offensive during the Vietnamese New Year to surprise the Americans, who had assumed the party would halt the warring. Joker brings up rumors about a breaking of the cease-fire agreement, but his Lieutenant [[CassandraTruth disregards it]].

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** Inverted by the Viet Cong; Cong, as they launch the Tet offensive during the Vietnamese New Year to surprise the Americans, who had assumed the party would halt the warring. Joker brings up rumors about a breaking of the cease-fire agreement, but his Lieutenant [[CassandraTruth disregards it]].
11th Apr '16 10:30:08 PM EBsessed
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* RightHandVersusLeftHand: Private Pyle has trouble distinguishing left from right. So Hartman decides to slap a sense of direction into him.

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* RightHandVersusLeftHand: Private Pyle has trouble distinguishing left from right. So Hartman decides to literally slap a sense of direction into him.
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