Full Metal Jacket (1987)

Full Metal Jacket Quote: “You talk the talk. Do you walk the walk?” – Animal Mother

“When it comes to the greatest Vietnam war movie of all time, two films come to mind: Francis Ford Coppola’s “Apocalypse Now” and Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket.” Longtime listener Hot Sauce Steve was kind enough to commission the latter.

Everyone remembers the belly laughs and jaw-dropping surprises in “Full Metal Jacket,” R. Lee Ermey’s unforgettable performance, Vincent D’Onofrio’s body transformation, and the wealth of dark humor. But we don’t always take the time to celebrate the film’s sets or dig deeper into Kubrick’s themes of dehumanization, indoctrination, and whether man can withstand the unnatural conditions of war.

In this episode, the Shat Crew hears Big D’s Sapper School Tales, explores sex-worker inflation, outlines the economics of short-time versus long-time, debates slow-motion deaths, and plans Ash’s Chaturbate career.”

Plot Summary: “Full Metal Jacket” Stanley Kubrick’s take on the Vietnam War follows smart-aleck Private Davis (Matthew Modine), quickly christened “Joker” by his foul-mouthed drill sergeant (R. Lee Ermey), and pudgy Private Lawrence (Vincent D’Onofrio), nicknamed “Gomer Pyle,” as they endure the rigors of basic training. Though Pyle takes a frightening detour, Joker graduates to the Marine Corps and is sent to Vietnam as a journalist, covering — and eventually participating in — the bloody Battle of Hué.

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