Full Metal Jacket was the first Kubrick film I ever saw. I must have been in 8th grade and was on a serious war film binge after Saving Private Ryan came out. I was sorting through my grandpa's VHS collection looking for some new war/action film to watch and saw the oddball cover of Full Metal Jacket. The white background, the cartoon-ish looking helmet that says "Born to Kill" but has a peace button right along side it. I had a feeling this wasn't going to be like the average Vietnam flick. Other than that, I had no idea what I was in for. That's when I fell under Kubrick's spell.
Here are some photo's from the exhibit. Forgive the poor quality. I was recovering from a nasty illness and was spellbound.
|German Dr. Strangelove poster with the uber sexy Tracey Reed|
|2001: apes gonna ape|
|A Clockwork Orange: Alex's costume and a milk bar statue.|
|The Shining: creepy ghost twins|
|Full Metal Jacket: Animal Mother looking raw onset & Joker's helmet below|
|Eyes Wide Shut: orgy masks for all...|
|Lil' ol' me hanging out w/ Alex, Jack and Joker.|
If you're in Southern California I seriously recommend you check this out. The Kubrick exhibit runs until late June 30th. LACMA is also just a rad place to visit in general.