History YMMV / FullMetalJacket

27th Jun '16 2:11:59 PM Santoand
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* HellIsThatNoise: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RN5bau3i570 Ruins]].
23rd May '16 10:18:24 AM contrafanxxx
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** While the Vietnam War half may not be as memorable as the boot camp sequences, there's also the "me so horny" scene, the door gunner scene, the mass grave scene, and the final confrontation with the VC sniper.
20th Apr '16 12:48:36 PM jameygamer
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* WeirdAlEffect: Mention the name, "Gomer Pyle" to someone. A younger person will probably think of "the fat Marine recruit from Full Metal Jacket who [[spoiler:blows his brains out]]" instead of "the gas station worker from ''Series/TheAndyGriffithShow'' who got a spin off sitcom where he was in the Marines" (Which is where the name came from and why Gunny Hartman gives it to him).

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* WeirdAlEffect: Mention the name, "Gomer Pyle" to someone. A younger person will probably think of "the fat Marine recruit from Full ''Full Metal Jacket Jacket'' who [[spoiler:blows his brains out]]" instead of "the gas station worker from ''Series/TheAndyGriffithShow'' who got a spin off sitcom where he was in the Marines" (Which is where the name came from and why Gunny Hartman gives it to him).
18th Apr '16 2:56:12 PM maxwellsilver
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** Matthew Modine, who plays Joker, appears in [[Film/TheDarkKnightRises a film]] where [[Franchise/{{Batman}} the main character]]'s archenemy (and BigBad of [[Film/TheDarkKnight the last movie]]) is a character called "[[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker Joker]]".

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** Matthew Modine, who plays Joker, appears in [[Film/TheDarkKnightRises a film]] where [[Franchise/{{Batman}} the main character]]'s archenemy (and BigBad of [[Film/TheDarkKnight the last movie]]) is a character called "[[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker "[[ComicBook/TheJoker Joker]]".
18th Apr '16 2:54:50 PM maxwellsilver
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** Look closely at Joker's face when Pyle is doing his lock-and-load bit. It ''screams'' OhCrap. Kid was (probably justifiably) paralyzed with fear.
1st Apr '16 1:59:53 PM Fuzy2K
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* DirectorDisplacement: After ''Film/{{Spartacus}}'', this is the Kubrick's second least Kubrickian film. Kubrick was brought in as a hired gun on the former (''Spartacus'' belongs to Creator/KirkDouglas and Kubrick does not consider it part of his filmography). But in ''Full Metal Jacket'', in which Kubrick has full control, a lot of Kubrick trademarks are missing such as long silences, long distance character shots, the use of classical music in the film score, insistence on subdued performances, and a feeling of general detachment. It may be due to the subject matter. Also, R. Lee Emery undoubtedly stole the show and his "up in your face" style is very out of character for characters in Kubrick films. Also, Emery (a real drill sergeant) was allowed to ad-lib all of his own lines, definitely unusual for control freak Kubrick.

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* DirectorDisplacement: After ''Film/{{Spartacus}}'', this is the Kubrick's second least Kubrickian film. Kubrick was brought in as a hired gun on the former (''Spartacus'' belongs to Creator/KirkDouglas and Kubrick does not consider it part of his filmography). But in ''Full Metal Jacket'', in which Kubrick has full control, a lot of Kubrick trademarks are missing such as long silences, long distance character shots, the use of classical music in the film score, insistence on subdued performances, and a feeling of general detachment. It may be due to the subject matter. Also, R. Lee Emery Ermey undoubtedly stole the show and his "up in your face" style is very out of character for characters in Kubrick films. Also, Emery Ermey (a real drill sergeant) was allowed to ad-lib all of his own lines, definitely unusual for control freak Kubrick.



** Generally speaking, Sgt. Hartman. Tons of people seem to love Hartman, particularly military personell... when the entire point is that he's meant to be kind of an asshole and, frankly, a somewhat poor drill instructor who doesn't understand Pyle and is ultimately completely out of his depth in dealing with him. [[spoiler:This character deficiency ultimately gets him and Pyle killed, and leaves mental scars on poor Joker.]]

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** Generally speaking, Sgt. Hartman. Tons of people seem to love Hartman, particularly military personell...personnel... when the entire point is that he's meant to be kind of an asshole and, frankly, a somewhat poor drill instructor who doesn't understand Pyle and is ultimately completely out of his depth in dealing with him. [[spoiler:This character deficiency ultimately gets him and Pyle killed, and leaves mental scars on poor Joker.]]



** In-universe, Hartman gloats about the Marine-taught shooting prowess of Austin sniper Charles Whitman and [[WhoShotJFK Lee Harvey Oswald]]. Doubly obnoxious because Whitman's massacre would have been barely a year old by the time the movie was set. Plus, Oswald actually demonstrates piss-poor marskmanship, with one missed shot, one neck shot and one off-centre headshot when, with a 4x scope at 88 yards, Kennedy's head would have taken up the entire scope.

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** In-universe, Hartman gloats about the Marine-taught shooting prowess of Austin sniper Charles Whitman and [[WhoShotJFK Lee Harvey Oswald]]. Doubly obnoxious because Whitman's massacre would have been barely a year old by the time the movie was set. Plus, Oswald actually demonstrates piss-poor marskmanship, marksmanship, with one missed shot, one neck shot and one off-centre headshot when, with a 4x scope at 88 yards, Kennedy's head would have taken up the entire scope.
27th Mar '16 9:35:59 AM nombretomado
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* WeirdAlEffect: Mention the name, "Gomer Pyle" to someone. A younger person will probably think of "the fat Marine recruit from Full Metal Jacket who [[spoiler:blows his brains out]]" instead of "the gas station worker from ''TheAndyGriffithShow'' who got a spin off sitcom where he was in the Marines" (Which is where the name came from and why Gunny Hartman gives it to him).

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* WeirdAlEffect: Mention the name, "Gomer Pyle" to someone. A younger person will probably think of "the fat Marine recruit from Full Metal Jacket who [[spoiler:blows his brains out]]" instead of "the gas station worker from ''TheAndyGriffithShow'' ''Series/TheAndyGriffithShow'' who got a spin off sitcom where he was in the Marines" (Which is where the name came from and why Gunny Hartman gives it to him).
23rd Mar '16 4:02:12 PM Zufgh
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** This becomes a lot more explicable when you take into account that the Academy tends to lean conservative: a brutal, nihilistic antiwar film is everything they typically hate.
14th Mar '16 1:58:22 AM jameygamer
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* HePannedItNowHeSucks: Creator/GeneSiskel came down '''hard''' on Creator/RogerEbert on ''Series/SiskelAndEbert'' for giving ''Full Metal Jacket'' a Thumb's Down while giving ''Benji The Hunted'' a four-star Thumb's Up (both films were released the same year). This got parodied in ''The Critic''.
7th Mar '16 6:00:56 PM stuffedninja
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** Pyle in the bathroom.
** The jelly donut scene.
** The blanket party scene. Hell, just search up "blanket party" on Google Images right now, and all of the results will almost exclusively be from that scene.
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