Directions: Watch Full Metal Jacket and answer the following questions in a 1-2 page, typed, double spaced reflection paper on the film.
1. Briefly (very briefly please, no more than 1-2 short paragraphs) summarize the film.
2. Research the director and include background on the director and his purpose in making the film. What do you think was his overall message about Vietnam?
3. Briefly analyze the accuracy of the portrayal of Vietnam in the film. What was accurate or inaccurate? Explain.
4. Did you like the film? Why or why not?
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A group of new United States Marine Corps arrives for basic training in Parris Island. Since they are new recruits, they are first shaved before meeting Gunner Sergeant Hartman, who is their senior Drill instructor. In order to turn the new recruits into hardcore marines, Hartman employs draconian tactics. Among the recruits are privates “cowboy, joker” and the fat bumbling Leonard Lawrence who is nicknamed “Gomer Pyle”. Pyle is unable to match the standards of other recruits and is paired with Joker, who assists him in progressing …
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