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(iNews (UK))   Private Joker talks Full Metal Jacket thirty years on: "The FMJ set, besides Ground Zero during 9/11, was the most toxic place I've ever had the displeasure of being"   ( inews.co.uk) divider line
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2017-09-14 09:13:19 AM  
Kubrick got something out of him because that was the only movie where Modine wasn't a complete bore. They mentioned Kubrick's last movie, Eyes Wide Shut, anyone know WTF that movie was about?
 
2017-09-14 09:39:26 AM  

Mugato: Kubrick got something out of him because that was the only movie where Modine wasn't a complete bore. They mentioned Kubrick's last movie, Eyes Wide Shut, anyone know WTF that movie was about?


Eyes Wide Shut was - in my interpretation - about how a man with jealous thoughts his wife is being unfaithful about him goes on a journey that leads him into the dark sexual underbelly of society.  He emerges a frightened, remorseful, changed man.  The ending is open to interpretation as to whether the couple reconciles.
 
2017-09-14 09:50:27 AM  

tarheel07: Mugato: Kubrick got something out of him because that was the only movie where Modine wasn't a complete bore. They mentioned Kubrick's last movie, Eyes Wide Shut, anyone know WTF that movie was about?

Eyes Wide Shut was - in my interpretation - about how a man with jealous thoughts his wife is being unfaithful about him goes on a journey that leads him into the dark sexual underbelly of society.  He emerges a frightened, remorseful, changed man.  The ending is open to interpretation as to whether the couple reconciles.


There were some pretty great boobs in it.
 
2017-09-14 09:56:17 AM  

Mugato: Kubrick got something out of him because that was the only movie where Modine wasn't a complete bore. They mentioned Kubrick's last movie, Eyes Wide Shut, anyone know WTF that movie was about?


You know, I never thought about it that way, but you're right.  I've seen him in a bunch of other films, like Memphis Belle, Notting Hill, etc., and it's almost like he's just there as part of the background scenery even when he has an ostensibly leading role (like in Memphis Belle).
 
2017-09-14 10:06:25 AM  

dittybopper: Mugato: Kubrick got something out of him because that was the only movie where Modine wasn't a complete bore. They mentioned Kubrick's last movie, Eyes Wide Shut, anyone know WTF that movie was about?

You know, I never thought about it that way, but you're right.  I've seen him in a bunch of other films, like Memphis Belle, Notting Hill, etc., and it's almost like he's just there as part of the background scenery even when he has an ostensibly leading role (like in Memphis Belle).


I was definitely rooting for Michael Keaton in Pacific Heights.
 
2017-09-14 10:11:15 AM  
Eyes Wide Shut was ruined by Tom Cruise.

Modine did Married to the Mob right after Full Metal Jacket and said it was hard doing a comedic role after having R. Lee Ermey yelling at you for months.
 
2017-09-14 10:15:16 AM  
Kubrik was simply a director who hated actors.  Okay, a great director who really hated actors...
 
2017-09-14 10:19:10 AM  
Great article; subby are you the type of guy that would fark a person in the ass and not even have the goddamn common courtesy to give him a reach-around?!

/I'll be watching you
 
2017-09-14 10:19:39 AM  
Kubrick is notoriously hard on actors.
 
2017-09-14 10:20:21 AM  

bigfatbuddhist: Kubrik was simply a director who hated actors.  Okay, a great director who really hated actors...


The savants usually have that trait about them.  Miles Davis in particular: brilliant musician, total asshole around people.
 
2017-09-14 10:23:56 AM  

Mugato: Kubrick got something out of him because that was the only movie where Modine wasn't a complete bore. They mentioned Kubrick's last movie, Eyes Wide Shut, anyone know WTF that movie was about?


A.I. was his last movie.
 
2017-09-14 10:26:07 AM  
Nice, subby. Very subtle, trolly headline. He was referring to the actual toxicity of the location:

"Beckton Gas Works on the Isle of Dogs was, besides Ground Zero during 9/11, the most toxic place I've ever had the displeasure of being." The gas works had been redressed to look like war-torn Vietnam by Kubrick, and Modine recalls with evident horror the environment he and his fellow cast members were working in. "We all knew we were crawling around in asbestos and we understood the dangers of that. But we had no understanding of the heinous chemicals that were in the soil. "During tea breaks dust was always settling on the cakes and biscuits, floating on top of our tea. God knows how much we ingested and what effect it's had on our bodies. "When we got home and took our baths, the tubs would turn a cobalt blue from the dirt that was in our hair and on our bodies."
 
2017-09-14 10:26:39 AM  

Mugato: Kubrick got something out of him because that was the only movie where Modine wasn't a complete bore. They mentioned Kubrick's last movie, Eyes Wide Shut, anyone know WTF that movie was about?


He was sort of a tabula rasa in FMJ, too. That's sort of what Modine plays -- the naif or the straight man. An everyman the plot happens to.

He's sort of a male Kristin Stewart.
 
2017-09-14 10:32:57 AM  

FormlessOne: Nice, subby. Very subtle, trolly headline. He was referring to the actual toxicity of the location:

"Beckton Gas Works on the Isle of Dogs was, besides Ground Zero during 9/11, the most toxic place I've ever had the displeasure of being." The gas works had been redressed to look like war-torn Vietnam by Kubrick, and Modine recalls with evident horror the environment he and his fellow cast members were working in. "We all knew we were crawling around in asbestos and we understood the dangers of that. But we had no understanding of the heinous chemicals that were in the soil. "During tea breaks dust was always settling on the cakes and biscuits, floating on top of our tea. God knows how much we ingested and what effect it's had on our bodies. "When we got home and took our baths, the tubs would turn a cobalt blue from the dirt that was in our hair and on our bodies."


Smurfette love you long time.
 
2017-09-14 10:41:29 AM  

Mugato: Eyes Wide Shut, anyone know WTF that movie was about


It's a Christmas movie like Die Hard.
 
2017-09-14 10:41:43 AM  

FormlessOne: Nice, subby. Very subtle, trolly headline. He was referring to the actual toxicity of the location:

"Beckton Gas Works on the Isle of Dogs was, besides Ground Zero during 9/11, the most toxic place I've ever had the displeasure of being." The gas works had been redressed to look like war-torn Vietnam by Kubrick, and Modine recalls with evident horror the environment he and his fellow cast members were working in. "We all knew we were crawling around in asbestos and we understood the dangers of that. But we had no understanding of the heinous chemicals that were in the soil. "During tea breaks dust was always settling on the cakes and biscuits, floating on top of our tea. God knows how much we ingested and what effect it's had on our bodies. "When we got home and took our baths, the tubs would turn a cobalt blue from the dirt that was in our hair and on our bodies."


They blue themselves?
 
2017-09-14 10:44:15 AM  

Mugato: Kubrick got something out of him because that was the only movie where Modine wasn't a complete bore. They mentioned Kubrick's last movie, Eyes Wide Shut, anyone know WTF that movie was about?


Getting Nicole Kidman naked?
 
2017-09-14 10:44:23 AM  
I generally watch FMJ up til Hartman gets shot. After that it is a totally different (and relatively unentertaining) movie. Up to that point, though? I love it.
 
2017-09-14 10:46:45 AM  

John Buck 41: I generally watch FMJ up til Hartman gets shot. After that it is a totally different (and relatively unentertaining) movie. Up to that point, though? I love it.


then you've kind of missed the point of the movie.
 
2017-09-14 10:49:09 AM  
M I C...K E Y...M O U S E....
 
2017-09-14 10:49:30 AM  

skyotter: FormlessOne: Nice, subby. Very subtle, trolly headline. He was referring to the actual toxicity of the location:

"Beckton Gas Works on the Isle of Dogs was, besides Ground Zero during 9/11, the most toxic place I've ever had the displeasure of being." The gas works had been redressed to look like war-torn Vietnam by Kubrick, and Modine recalls with evident horror the environment he and his fellow cast members were working in. "We all knew we were crawling around in asbestos and we understood the dangers of that. But we had no understanding of the heinous chemicals that were in the soil. "During tea breaks dust was always settling on the cakes and biscuits, floating on top of our tea. God knows how much we ingested and what effect it's had on our bodies. "When we got home and took our baths, the tubs would turn a cobalt blue from the dirt that was in our hair and on our bodies."

They blue themselves?


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2017-09-14 10:50:45 AM  

dv-ous: John Buck 41: I generally watch FMJ up til Hartman gets shot. After that it is a totally different (and relatively unentertaining) movie. Up to that point, though? I love it.

then you've kind of missed the point of the movie.


Considering who you're replying to I am not surprised.
 
2017-09-14 10:51:24 AM  

John Buck 41: I generally watch FMJ up til Hartman gets shot. After that it is a totally different (and relatively unentertaining) movie. Up to that point, though? I love it.


I laugh throughout that part of the movie.  Army Basic in '89 was nothing like Marine Corps bootcamp in '69, but the mental fark-fark games were similar enough. 

R. Lee Ermey is on the short list of famous people I'd gladly drink beer with.
 
2017-09-14 10:54:25 AM  
I used to have a girlfriend called Mary Jane Rottencrotch whom I fingerbanged.

What are the odds?!
 
2017-09-14 10:57:14 AM  

John Buck 41: I generally watch FMJ up til Hartman gets shot. After that it is a totally different (and relatively unentertaining) movie. Up to that point, though? I love it.


That summer I was going through a Navy program for enlisted to officer. We had USMC DI's (to weed out candidates). We told our Gunny about the movie  and then we asked him how he liked it. He said "I like it fine. The DI died with his Smokey Bear on. Semper Fi!"
 
2017-09-14 10:58:21 AM  
I still think Vincent D'Onofrio should had gotten an Oscar, or the very least a nomination for his performance.
FULL METAL JACKET Exclusive 30th Anniversary Cast Interview
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2017-09-14 10:59:47 AM  

dv-ous: John Buck 41: I generally watch FMJ up til Hartman gets shot. After that it is a totally different (and relatively unentertaining) movie. Up to that point, though? I love it.

then you've kind of missed the point of the movie.


Nevertheless...I enjoy it much more. IDGAF about 'getting the point'.
 
2017-09-14 11:02:44 AM  

Voiceofreason01: Kubrick is notoriously hard on actors.


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WHAT A HARD ON ACTOR MIGHT LOOK LIKE.
 
2017-09-14 11:03:55 AM  

GungFu: I used to have a girlfriend called Mary Jane Rottencrotch whom I fingerbanged.

What are the odds?!


Depends on what color her panties were.
 
2017-09-14 11:04:31 AM  
I worked with a guy who was USMC in the 60s and was a lieutenant colonel in Vietnam.  He said the DI never physically hit or grabbed anybody, but the boot camp depiction is pretty dead on for back then.
 
2017-09-14 11:06:03 AM  

FormlessOne: Nice, subby. Very subtle, trolly headline. He was referring to the actual toxicity of the location:


How is that subtle and trolly?  I read it literally (knowing it was filmed at an abandoned gas works).
 
2017-09-14 11:09:45 AM  

Jake Havechek: Eyes Wide Shut was ruined by Tom Cruise.


I can't even comment on his acting because I loath the person so much.  Even if he could act as well as Daniel Day Lewis, he would still ruin every movie for me because I can't see past his stupid face.

Can't believe FMJ came out 30 years ago.  Holy cow, where did the time go?
 
2017-09-14 11:10:23 AM  

Mugato: Kubrick got something out of him because that was the only movie where Modine wasn't a complete bore. They mentioned Kubrick's last movie, Eyes Wide Shut, anyone know WTF that movie was about?


It's about Tom Cruise being deeply, viscerally repulsed by even the merest touch of a woman. Any woman, even his own wife. The abject horror in his eyes throughout is unmistakable.
 
2017-09-14 11:10:40 AM  

GungFu: I still think Vincent D'Onofrio should had gotten an Oscar, or the very least a nomination for his performance.


Hard to argue with that.
 
2017-09-14 11:14:15 AM  

GungFu: I used to have a girlfriend called Mary Jane Rottencrotch whom I fingerbanged.

What are the odds?!


Pretty good actually, considering how many of us fingerbanged your girlfriend.
 
2017-09-14 11:20:32 AM  

This text is now purple: Mugato: Kubrick got something out of him because that was the only movie where Modine wasn't a complete bore. They mentioned Kubrick's last movie, Eyes Wide Shut, anyone know WTF that movie was about?

A.I. was his last movie.


Did his spirit possess Steven Spielberg?
 
2017-09-14 11:22:16 AM  

Mugato: This text is now purple: Mugato: Kubrick got something out of him because that was the only movie where Modine wasn't a complete bore. They mentioned Kubrick's last movie, Eyes Wide Shut, anyone know WTF that movie was about?

A.I. was his last movie.

Did his spirit possess Steven Spielberg?


No, but you can tell visually where Kubrick stopped and Spielberg picked up. That movie started well and ended in saccharin.
 
2017-09-14 11:36:21 AM  

Jake Havechek: Eyes Wide Shut was ruined by Tom Cruise.

Modine did Married to the Mob right after Full Metal Jacket and said it was hard doing a comedic role after having R. Lee Ermey yelling at you for months.


Nah, Ryan O'Neal ruined Barry Lyndon, Tom Cruise was just fine in EWS.

tarheel07: Mugato: Kubrick got something out of him because that was the only movie where Modine wasn't a complete bore. They mentioned Kubrick's last movie, Eyes Wide Shut, anyone know WTF that movie was about?

Eyes Wide Shut was - in my interpretation - about how a man with jealous thoughts his wife is being unfaithful about him goes on a journey that leads him into the dark sexual underbelly of society.  He emerges a frightened, remorseful, changed man.  The ending is open to interpretation as to whether the couple reconciles.


I think it's worth mentioning the context of the character and setting - it wasn't just the dark underbelly of society (like sex with prostitutes), it was the dark underbelly of the rich bourgeois society where he discovers that everybody is cheating on everybody all the time and he has to reconcile that he has no control.
 
2017-09-14 11:55:58 AM  

John Buck 41: I generally watch FMJ up til Hartman gets shot. After that it is a totally different (and relatively unentertaining) movie. Up to that point, though? I love it.


This is the point where Stanley Kubrick stopped being Stanley Kubrick. Everything after is a disappointment.
 
2017-09-14 11:58:06 AM  

John Buck 41: I generally watch FMJ up til Hartman gets shot. After that it is a totally different (and relatively unentertaining) movie. Up to that point, though? I love it.


When it came out on video dad sat us down and had us watch it and told us that's how it was when he was at Parris Island back in the 60s.
 
2017-09-14 11:59:42 AM  
CSB:

I met R. Lee Ermey at a charity golf tournament back in 2002....nice guy.

/Signed an autographed and posed for a picture with me.
 
2017-09-14 12:02:11 PM  

groppet: John Buck 41: I generally watch FMJ up til Hartman gets shot. After that it is a totally different (and relatively unentertaining) movie. Up to that point, though? I love it.

When it came out on video dad sat us down and had us watch it and told us that's how it was when he was at Parris Island back in the 60s.



Whoa.
 
2017-09-14 12:02:14 PM  
PRIVATE JOKER, I DON'T BELIEVE I HEARD YOU CORRECTLY!  YOU HAD BEST SOUND OFF THAT YOU LOVE FULL METAL JACKET OR I WILL GOUGE OUT YOUR EYEBALLS AND SKULLFARK YOU!
 
2017-09-14 12:12:34 PM  
This is still one of the funniest things I've ever seen. NSFW audio for the person who's been in an underground cave the last 30 years.
Full Metal Disney
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2017-09-14 12:14:56 PM  

John Buck 41: I generally watch FMJ up til Hartman gets shot. After that it is a totally different (and relatively unentertaining) movie. Up to that point, though? I love it.


I like to watch the first half of FMJ then switch to Platoon.
 
2017-09-14 12:25:56 PM  
You know, half of these whores are NVA spies, and the other half have TB, so make sure you only fark the ones that are coughing.
 
2017-09-14 12:26:59 PM  
He is in a world of shiat.
 
2017-09-14 12:27:16 PM  
I want this thread clean enough that the Virgin Mary would be proud to take a dump in it.
 
2017-09-14 12:27:21 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Mugato: This text is now purple: Mugato: Kubrick got something out of him because that was the only movie where Modine wasn't a complete bore. They mentioned Kubrick's last movie, Eyes Wide Shut, anyone know WTF that movie was about?

A.I. was his last movie.

Did his spirit possess Steven Spielberg?

No, but you can tell visually where Kubrick stopped and Spielberg picked up. That movie started well and ended in saccharin.


That's what I used to think, too.

" In 2002, Spielberg told film critic Joe Leydon that "People pretend to think they know Stanley Kubrick, and think they know me, when most of them don't know either of us". "And what's really funny about that is, all the parts of A.I. that people assume were Stanley's were mine. And all the parts of A.I. that people accuse me of sweetening and softening and sentimentalizing were all Stanley's. The teddy bear was Stanley's. The whole last 20 minutes of the movie was completely Stanley's."
 
2017-09-14 12:27:25 PM  
I guess they must have short dicked every cannibal on the Congo.
 
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