August 31, 2010

Full Metal Quacket



Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket is an uneven movie, largely because the first half of the film, which takes place entirely on American soil following a group of soldiers in boot camp being prepared for Vietnam, is so much stronger and more dramatic then the second half, which takes place in Vietnam.   A large part of the success of the first half of the film is the riveting performance of R. Lee Emery, a real-life drill sergeant turned actor who deliver an intense, hilarious performance while constantly berating his charges.  This clip brilliantly subs in Donald Duck's for for Emery's and the results are amazing.

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