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Video Essay Analyses FULL METAL JACKET's 'Meaning Through Action'

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New video essay explores how Kubrick uses a climactic action sequence to illustrate his film's theme.


The climax of Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket sees its American protagonists picked off one by one by an unseen sniper, eventually revealed as a teenage girl. It's a gruelling sequence that says more about the film's anti-war theme than any speechifying possibly could.


A new video essay by The Discarded Image explores how Kubrick uses what is essentially an action sequence to uncover deeper truths about his characters and the conflict they find themselves thrown into.





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