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“Full Metal Jacket” (1987) is a film directed by Stanley Kubrick set in the late 1960s, it tells the story of a young recruit nicknamed “Joker”. The film is divided into two parts: the first being Joker’s training in boot camp, and the second being his tour at Vietnam as a journalist for the military. Part one of the film is slightly comedic and lighthearted in mood, especially compared to part two. In the first part of the film, many long and medium long shots are used to introduce all the new recruits. Pyle is generally marginalized by the mise-en-scene, by being casted off to one side, but remaining the center of attention. In one example, the Marines are in this perfect formation, while Pyle who is at the center of the frame, is casted out with the lighting of the scene. He is now highlighted to show the audience that he is different and has made yet another mistake; disrupting the perfect formations by having all his belongings scattered on the ground. Kubrick’s uses low key lighting on Pyle’s face to give that disillusioned and distraught look. Pyle then
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This note was uploaded on 04/12/2010 for the course CS 1371 taught by Professor Stallworth during the Spring '08 term at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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