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    Thanks for this further info.

    Thanks for this further info.
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    Gary Leva: Full Metal Jacket: Between Good and...

    Gary Leva: Full Metal Jacket: Between Good and Evil (2007) (V) (31 minutes). On IMDb . How did you see it? On TV? Is it on DVD? Sounds interesting. Brad Pitt's performance in INGLOURIOUS...
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    Got you -- like killer. Thieving Magpie--yeah,...

    Got you -- like killer.

    Thieving Magpie--yeah, I mentioned that a few lines back-- "the Gazza Ladra overture in Clockwork Orange". I love Rossini; the only trouble is that his stuff all sounds a...
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    Of course I want unforgettable--didn't Kubrick, always?

    You've got lots of good examples. I just mention the few that strike me the most; that struck me tremendously at the time. Probably "Ludwig von" in Clockwork Orange, too, though that was a choice...
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    Yeah, but not quite what I meant

    Those are interesting anecdotes, Johann, but I don't think they particularly illustrate the genius of Kubrick's use of music in his films. The fact that he has a complete set of Deutsche Grammophon...
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    Use of music a hallmark of Kubrick's genius and precision

    Kubrick's use of pre-existing music is a mark of his genius--think of Singing in the Rain and the Gazza Ladra overture in Clockwork Orange; the waltz and Thus Spake Zarathustra in 2001. I didn't...
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    Thank you. I see the A.N. passage is on p. 827...

    Thank you. I see the A.N. passage is on p. 827 of the big Kael collection, For Keeps, and the Platoon passage is from her review of the movie (pp. 1122 ff. there) from Hooked , and. . . I guess the...
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    Brilliant. You know, I am a great admirer of...

    Brilliant. You know, I am a great admirer of Kael. You don't have to buy everything she says. But there is certainly a cheapness and crudeness about Stone very often. I don't see it so much in...
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    Thanks. I don't know all the films that have...

    Thanks. I don't know all the films that have been mentioned. I want only to add the The Deer Hunter is extremely disturbing to me because it is so powerful, and yet as you say it's racist and...
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    War ranks

    I think they all three rate high artistically, and as statements about the Vietnam War. Platoon may not seem as 'artistic,' but it's just a great movie. It shows a lot about the demographics and...
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    Vietnam war movies? I don't know really. But ...

    Vietnam war movies? I don't know really. But these are the top of my list:

    Apocalypse Now
    Platoon
    Full Metal Jacket

    Sorry to disappoint you: not very orignal. These are at the top of...
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    I don't think we have to denigrate Platoon. ...

    I don't think we have to denigrate Platoon. Platoon and Full Metal Jacket are both among the half dozen best films made about the Vietnam War. As you suggest, Platoon is more integrated. Full...
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    Yeah, great! Thanks. I saw it in Chicago when...

    Yeah, great! Thanks.
    I saw it in Chicago when it first opened.
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