History YMMV / FullMetalJacket

14th Oct '16 3:54:33 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* AwardSnub: It was nominated for one Oscar; best adapted screenplay. It was not nominated for Best Picture, Best Director for Stanley Kubrick or Best Supporting Actor for R. Lee Ermey, despite many people saying they felt that not only did it deserve to be nominated in these categories, but it deserved to win too. Unsurprisingly it lost its one Oscar nod to ''Film/TheLastEmperor''.

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* AwardSnub: It was nominated for one Oscar; best adapted screenplay. It was not nominated for Best Picture, Best Director for Stanley Kubrick or Best Supporting Actor for R. Lee Ermey, Creator/RLeeErmey, despite many people saying they felt that not only did it deserve to be nominated in these categories, but it deserved to win too. Unsurprisingly it lost its one Oscar nod to ''Film/TheLastEmperor''.



* 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 Ermey undoubtedly stole the show and his "up in your face" style is very out of character for characters in Kubrick films. Also, Ermey (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 Ermey Creator/RLeeErmey undoubtedly stole the show and his "up in your face" style is very out of character for characters in Kubrick films. Also, Ermey (a real drill sergeant) was allowed to ad-lib all of his own lines, definitely unusual for control freak Kubrick.



* 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''.

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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''.''WesternAnimation/TheCritic''.



** Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in general, thanks to the epic performance by R. Lee Ermey.

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** Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in general, thanks to the epic performance by R. Lee Ermey.Creator/RLeeErmey.
16th Sep '16 9:03:45 AM newPS3D
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***[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vc2cPuwpqTg By the time Joker finds Pyle]], Pyle's already loaded the cartridge, Joker's too far away to really grab it effectively, and given Pyle's fragile mental state, Joker doesn't want to do anything sudden to get himself shot. When Hartman comes in, Joker explains the situation to Hartman, but it's too late--either way, Hartman would've tried to approach the armed Pyle, and both would've died.
3rd Aug '16 12:34:13 PM rjd1922
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15th Jul '16 10:15:44 PM SithPanda16
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* NightmareFuel:
** Pvt. Pyle's treatment by Gunny Hartman and the other privates in general. As well as his breakdown.
** The [[NightmareFace face]] that Pvt. Pyle makes in his mental break downed state doesn't help make the scene any less better... and then from there [[FromBadToWorse it gets worse]].
*** The moment when Pyle looks up at Joker with a full-on KubrickStare and just creepily says ''"Hiii...Joker..."'' is bound to send chills down your spine.
** [[spoiler:Pvt. Pyle's suicide. The blood (and pieces of brain) splattering on the wall behind him doesn't make it any better]].
** ''"Shoot... me... shoot... me..."''. Not to mention [[spoiler: Joker's thousand-yard stare after the deed is done]].
** The Mass Grave, especially the fucking creepy music and the bodies. The white powder on their face...''shudders''.
** When Crazy Earl wants Rafterman to take a photo of him posing with the corpse of a dead NVA soldier.
13th Jul '16 4:20:14 PM Josef5678
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** Part of it was also due to timing. ''Film/ApocalypseNow'', ''Film/FirstBlood'', and all of the first wave of Vietnam War films came out towards the late seventies and early eighties, while FMJ was released in 1987, just one year after ''Film/{{Platoon}}'' won Best Picture, so maybe the Academy didn't want to repeat itself. Plus, Oscar snubs are no stranger to Kubrick; his only Academy Award was for directing/supervising the special effects on ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' (which Douglas Trumbull and Con Pederson deserved a hell of a lot of credit for as well).
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.
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