Monday, September 26, 2011

Me Love You Long Time

Here is one clip from a hard hitting Viet Nam war movie: Full Metal Jacket which is a 1987 war film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick. It is an adaptation of the 1979 novel The Short-Timers by Gustav Hasford and stars Matthew Modine as the main character nicknamed "Joker." In this scene, Joker was having some off time just prior to the 1968 big famous Tet offensive that was the definitive turning point of the Viet-Nam war. This scene was famous with Nancy Sinatra's These Boots Are Made for Walkin' and the "Me So Horny" and "Me Love You Long Time" of the Da Nang's hooker. This is the only light moments of this very tense war movie full of scenes not for the faint of hearts, especially that of the deranged marine who killed the drill sergeant and committed suicide after his famous uttering "Seven-six-two millimeter. Full metal jacket" which was the specification of the ammunition used by the infantry riflemen during this war.
Full Metal Jacket


Lavender Darwin said...

I only watched this film once and I found it highly uncomfortable.

Lan said...

I agree with you. Kubrick always made strong and thinking movies. I hesitated to blog this scene, but it contains good historical facts about an important US war. Oliver Stone has great and very controversial movies that can be used, but I also hesitate to use clips from his movies that I really like.