The shorttimers is a semiautobiographical novel by former u. Full metal jacket is based on the book, the short timers, a semiautobiographical novel by gustav hasford, and was based on his time as a marine corps combat correspondent during the vietnam war. This shell can extend around all of the bullet or often just the front and sides with the rear left as exposed lead. An exlibrary book and may have standard library stamps andor stickers.
Yes, modine talks a lot about the making of the film, but his real purpose in. The full metal jacket bullets are bullets designed not to expand at all, thus they are considered humane, because they are less likely to kill although more likely to maim. Full metal jacket is a 1987 antiwar film directed, coproduced, and cowritten by stanley kubrick. Hasford reportedly did not contribute much to the script except for a few lines of dialogue. How much do you remember about the intense war movie full.
Jerry gustave hasford november 28, 1947 january 29, 1993, also known under his pen name gustav hasford was an american novelist, journalist and poet. In a way, full metal jacket is the wholly grim counterpart of 2001. Full metal jacket is a 1987 war film directed, cowritten, and produced by stanley kubrick and starring matthew modine, r. Full metal jacket diary by matthew modine goodreads. Full metal jacket stars matthew modine check out his amazing behind the scenes book full metal jacket diary, adam baldwin, dorian harewood, vincent donforio, r. How we made stanley kubricks full metal jacket film the. A little more than seven years later, he presented full metal jacket to the world. Full metal jacket a shattering film or i should say, two shattering films. Full metal jacket short timers by gustav hasford book. The movie is based on the short timers by gustav harford. The movie full metal jacket was based on the book the short timers. Per the movies opening credits, it is based on a novel called the short timers written by gustav hasford, himself a former marine and vietnam veteran, like private joker from both the book and film, hasford was a military journalist, so the novel is somewhat autobiographical and based on hasford s personal experiences in both boot camp and vietnam.
Nov 04, 2016 unlike any of the films that kubrick had come up till now, full metal jacket happens to be, by far, one of the best war movies ever made. Directors influence on full metal jacket gradesaver. Strange, as i sat to watch full metal jacket for the first time in years, what i remembered most was lee emerys sgt hartmans rantings and vincent donofrio. While the latter is a truly 1960s film, both wideeyed and wary, about the intertwining of progress and isolation ending in our redemption, finally, by death, full metal jacket is a cynical, reaganera view of the 1960s hunger for experience and consciousness that fulfilled. Full metal jacket is based off of the the shorttimers by gustav hasford, who also had a screenplay credit along with kubrick and michael herr. Apparently, kubrick was so impressed with dispatches that he specifically sought out herr so he could talk to him about the book, and kubrick later hired him to cowrite full metal jacket alongside author gustav hasford who wrote the shorttimers, the book full metal jacket was based on.
A good friend gave me this unicorn of a book and i havent read it since she did, but god damn is it amazing. Kubrick also collaborated with michael herr, author of the famous vietnam memoir dispatches, in adapting the screenplay. Short timers full metal jacket by gustav hasford a readable copy. Behindthescenes facts about the movie full metal jacket. Originally, the movie was going to be called the shorttimers, in reference to the book it was based on.
Along with michael herr and stanley kubrick, hasford later adapted the novel for the film full metal jacket. He was a united states marine corps veteran, who served during the vietnam war. Vietnam war reporter michael herr, who helped write. A full metal jacket or fmj is a bullet encased in a copper alloy such as gilding metal, or cupronickel, or a steel alloy shell. The screenplay by kubrick, michael herr, and gustav hasford was based on. Now hes written about his friend stanley kubrick and hes not. He also contributed to the films apocalypse now and full metal jacket. Full metal jacket diary fmjd has been called an appumentary by entertainment weekly, something stanley kubrick would be proud of by wired magazine, and named ipad app of the week by gizmodo. Sep 24, 2017 per the movies opening credits, it is based on a novel called the short timers written by gustav hasford, himself a former marine and vietnam veteran, like private joker from both the book and film, hasford was a military journalist, so the novel. Full metal jacket by stanley kubrick matthew modine, adam. Instead, we found beckton gasworks, which was constructed by the same company of architects that built in the city of hue, vietnam.
Full metal jacket diary for ios free download and software. Marine gustav hasford about his experiences in the vietnam war. Full metal jacket is many things, an epic movie about the vietnam war, a chilly stanley kubrick masterpiece, a starmaking opportunity for vincent donofrio, and a collection of the wit and wisdom of marine drill instructorturnedactor r. Short timers full metal jacket by gustav hasford 1983. It is based on the shorttimers, a 1979 semiautobiographical book by gustav hasford. It is based on the gustav hasford book the shorttimers. The question and answer section for full metal jacket is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel ask your own question. Full metal jacket simple english wikipedia, the free. Michael herr, dispatches author and full metal jacket. Marine corps veteran gustav hasford, about his experience in the vietnam war.
Kubrick often sought inspiration from literature, and full metal jacket, based on gustav hasfords book the shorttimers, was no exception. Herrs 1977 book, dispatches, was based on his time covering the vietnam war. The screenplay by kubrick, michael herr, and gustav hasford was based on hasfords novel the shorttimers 1979. This is a limited edition book containing actor matthew modines diary entries for the period 1984 to 1987, during which he was hired to play the role of joker in stanley kubricks motion picture full metal jacket. Modine, who documented the yearlong shoot in photographs and published them in a book called full metal jacket diary in 2005, claimed that the gas works was an environmental disaster area, strewn with asbestos and other toxins, that made cast and crew ill. Full metal jacket diary, written by matthew modine, who played jokerman the film, takes some of the myth out of the.
His semiautobiographical novel the shorttimers 1979 was the basis of the film full metal jacket 1987. However, stanley kubrick decided he wanted to change the title to full metal jacket, after a bullet which was commonly used by marines in the vietnam war. Remembering michael herr, whose dispatches brought. Full metal jacket and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. June 26, 1987 kubricks full metal jacket, on vietnam by vincent canby. It is the only major film about the vietnam war that focuses on. Full metal jacket is based on the semiautobiographical books the shorttimers 1983 by gustav hasford and dispatches 1977 by michael herr. This is the novel upon which fmj was based, and modine makes frequent. Mar 07, 2011 he also cowrote the screenplay with michael herr, the author of dispatches, and gustav hasford, who wrote the shorttimers, the novel on which the film is based. Full metal jacket is widely described as a twoact film, the first being a gripping look at marine basic training and madness, and the second covering more conventional battleground territory. Full metal jacket, based on gustav hasfords novel the shorttimers, is a disturbing, indelible movie structured in two parts the first is a boot camp opera, the parris island follies, a. I highly recommend it as a companion to the movie, especially since it carries the story beyond the movie. In fact, it was vincent donofrios pvt lawrence, known as gomer pyle that made this stanley kubrick film, truly memorable.
The movie began as an adaptation of a book and is the subject of a book. Jun 26, 2019 the movie began as an adaptation of a book and is the subject of a book. Regarded as one of kubricks finest later films, most professional critics state that it is among the greatest and most accurate films of its genre. Jul 16, 2000 michael herr wrote the great vietnam book, one of its best films full metal jacket and had a nervous breakdown in between. The first part, the training, the intro is a masterpiece practically impossible to match up, so, the second part doesnt match it.
Pennocks fiero forum totally ot is the background story in full metal jacket based on a true account. Like many novels that have been adapted for the big screen, readers will recognize that some parts of the novel have been changed andor omitted for film. Hasford served as a combat correspondent with the 1st marine division during the tet offensive of 1968. Full metal jacket was produced by warner home video. Stanley kubricks full metal jacket was a train wreck production. That fits the movie in a sense of how the marines had a distorted notion about what is humane and what is not. Based on gustav hasford s novel the shorttimers, the 1987 moviecowritten by kubrick, hasford, and michael. The title refers to the full metal jacket bullet type of ammunition used by infantry riflemen. Gustav hasfords short novel that served as the basis for stanley kubricks full metal jacket. Full metal jacket is a 1987 war film by stanley kubrick, based on the novel the shorttimers by gustav hasford.
Hollywood often takes certain liberties when making a film based off a book and in this case things are no different. Is the background story in full metal jacket based on a true. Fmj is based on the novel the short timers by the late gustav hasford, aka, the real joker. Michael herr wrote the great vietnam book, one of its best films full metal jacket and had a nervous breakdown in between. Full metal jacket charles whitmanlee harvey oswald. Full metal jacket 1987 frequently asked questions imdb. Hasford drew from his experience in vietnam as a marine correspondent with the 1st marine division to. Jun 26, 1987 full metal jacket is closer in spirit to francis coppolas apocalypse now, even if it has none of the mystical romanticism of the coppola film in either its text or physical production. If you liked the film, then the novel is a must read. As with any kubrick film, though, it has more on its mind than typical war sentiments, as it is a vital addition to his body of work illustrating the. Ever wondered where full metal jacket got its name from. The name of the movie comes from the full metal jacketed bullets used in the military.454 1078 1117 143 107 1029 975 666 203 1678 1359 1384 350 475 1613 669 125 108 917 775 953 140 438 1487 1482 1110 117 1485 777 1092 854 103 247 604 125