Full Metal Jacket Vs Apocalypse Now

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Full Metal Jacket Vs Apocalypse Now

Full Metal Jacket
6
21%
Apocalypse Now
22
79%
 
Total votes: 28

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Re: Full Metal Jacket Vs Apocalypse Now

Postby Belle Lettre » 24 Oct 2017, 22:13

I'll take the total immersion of Apocalypse Now.

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Re: Full Metal Jacket Vs Apocalypse Now

Postby joels344 » 26 Oct 2017, 00:26

Apocalypse Now is one of my favorite war films of all-time, while Full Metal Jacket is among my least favorite from Kubrick. I found aspects of FMJ to be rather tedious.

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Re: Full Metal Jacket Vs Apocalypse Now

Postby bobzilla77 » 26 Oct 2017, 03:32

Those are two of my favorite movies of all time so it's interesting you picked them.

(Edit: It didn't even occur to me when I wrote that that they were both about the Vietnam War.)

End of the day I think AN is the richer, and yes more mystical film, and better for it. Some of us naturally mystical beings, there's nothing wrong with that.
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Re: Full Metal Jacket Vs Apocalypse Now

Postby bobzilla77 » 26 Oct 2017, 03:35

Seeing AN at the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood with full surround sound on a giant screen was a pretty miraculous experience. Although I admit I found it exhausting.... I wanted to take an intermission every so often and digest.

I watched FMJ repeatedly on VHS and still tape it if I see it's on cable. I have a few different DVDs of AN and will also watch that if it's on, likely getting sucked into the whole thing.
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Re: Full Metal Jacket Vs Apocalypse Now

Postby Matt Wilson » 28 Oct 2017, 16:15

I understand the preference for the Coppola film, but surprised that the Kubrick is taking such a beating. The 'the first half is better than the second half' point could also be levied at Clockwork Orange or Barry Lyndon. If you watch these films as much as I have, you stop complaining about what they aren't, and love them for what they are.
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Re: Full Metal Jacket Vs Apocalypse Now

Postby The Modernist » 28 Oct 2017, 18:29

Matt Wilson wrote:I understand the preference for the Coppola film, but surprised that the Kubrick is taking such a beating.


And I'm surprised it's got six votes. Not that it's terrible, but I can't remember anything that stood out about it. If it were not by Kubrick it would be forgotten about today I think.

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Re: Full Metal Jacket Vs Apocalypse Now

Postby Matt Wilson » 28 Oct 2017, 19:14

But it so clearly is a Kubrick film, that to suggest that anyone else could've directed it is ludicrous.
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Re: Full Metal Jacket Vs Apocalypse Now

Postby Dayodead » 29 Oct 2017, 08:22

Love both films, but seeing as Apocalypse Now is in my top 20 of all time, I went with it...Nothing wrong with FMJ (And I'm not sure why everyone is knocking the second half...), I just found the acting a bit tighter in AN...

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Re: Full Metal Jacket Vs Apocalypse Now

Postby SUMPTUOUS SI » 29 Oct 2017, 09:45

Matt Wilson wrote:If you watch these films as much as I have, you stop complaining about what they aren't, and love them for what they are.


Think about what you're saying, Matt.
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Re: Full Metal Jacket Vs Apocalypse Now

Postby Matt Wilson » 29 Oct 2017, 14:49

R. Swipe wrote:
Matt Wilson wrote:If you watch these films as much as I have, you stop complaining about what they aren't, and love them for what they are.


Think about what you're saying, Matt.



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Re: Full Metal Jacket Vs Apocalypse Now

Postby Pansy Puff » 29 Oct 2017, 17:15

Belle Lettre wrote:I'll take the total immersion of Apocalypse Now.


Oh my God...this has been lodged in my mind for years but I couldn't remember where from. Thank you!!
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Re: Full Metal Jacket Vs Apocalypse Now

Postby Belle Lettre » 29 Oct 2017, 17:58

:)
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