Friday, February 27, 2004

Full Metal Jacket

I'm watching Full Metal Jacket tonight. It's a great movie. I just watched this scene and it made me laugh. The last quote by the Colonel is a classic.

Colonel: Marine, what is that button on your body armour?

Joker: A peace symbol sir.

Colonel: Where'd you get it?

Joker: I don't remember sir.

Colonel: What is that you've got written on your helmet?

Joker: "Born to Kill" sir.

Colonel: You write "Born to Kill" on you helmet, and you wear a peace button. What's that supposed to be, some kind of sick joke?

Joker: No, sir.

Colonel: Well what is it supposed to mean?

Joker: I don't know, sir.

Colonel: You don't know very much do you?

Joker: No sir.

Colonel: You better get your head and your ass wired together or I will take a giant shit on you.

Joker: Yes sir.

Colonel: Now answer my question, or you'll be standing tall before The Man.

Joker: I think I was trying to suggest something about the duality of man sir.

Colonel: The what?

Joker: The duality of man, the Jungian thing, sir.

Colonel: Who's side are you on, son?

Joker: Our side, sir.

Colonel: Don't you love your country?

Joker: Yes, sir.

Colonel: Well how about getting with the program? Why don't you jump on the team and c'mon in for the big win?

Joker: Yes, sir.

Colonel: Son, all I've ever asked of my Marines is for them to obey my orders as they would the word of God. We are here to help the Vietnamese because inside every gook, there is an American trying to get out. It's a hardball world, son. We've got to try to keep our heads until this peace craze blows over.

Joker: Aye aye, sir.


Watching TV with a laptop handy certainly enhances the experience. In the course of one movie I've already used Google and IMDB to answer some questions. Did you know that the actor who played Pvt Pyle also played the psycho in The Cell and the the bug in a man suit (Edgar) in Men in Black.
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