Posts Tagged ‘full metal jacket’

Crazy Kael.

16Dec11

I began and finished A Last Conversation with Pauline Kael today. It’s a nice little book, both easygoing and short whilst retaining a decent amount of insight. It’s written in transcript form based on an interview with Kael by a close friend – another, younger critic whose first form of contact with her was a letter […]


Based on the first half an hour of Full Metal Jacket, it’s very easy to draw comparisons with another of Kubrick’s films, A Clockwork Orange. The latter is extremely hard to watch due to its vulgarity, and the fact Full Metal Jacket begins with little dialogue other than the repetitive bellowing from military men of […]