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Old 10-06-2007, 08:40 AM   #7
EricJ EricJ is offline
Jul 2007
The Paradise of New England

Originally Posted by Beta-guy View Post
this is slightly OT but I figured this was the best thread to ask, I've seen clips of this film, only of that guy yelling cursing and berating the subordinate soldiers, I'd be happy to buy this film (to support WB) but I was wondering what the appeal is for this film.
If you're a Kubrick fan, you don't have to ask.
Basically, think "Dr. Strangelove writes 'Platoon'".

(And as for GnSgt. Hartman, this was R. Lee Ermey's first starmaking performance, with art imitating technical-Marine-consultant life:
No one played a better complete lunatic in any of Kubrick's films, HAL and Jack Nicholson included.)
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