You know the drill

vlcsnap-2016-05-11-12h10m26s16

WINGS.

vlcsnap-2016-05-11-12h18m33s22

FULL METAL JACKET.

The images are so similar, one might assume influence. And I would imagine Kubrick saw WINGS at some point. And in order to deliver the above POV shot, he has to cheat a bit, since Matthew Modine’s character is actually looking at the floor (he’s just been gut-punched by drill instructor Lee Ermey).

But in fact, despite the striking similarities, I suspect the long, dirty hand of coincidence.

One could extend this series further with an identical shot from THE FRIGHTENERS of a spectral Ermey yelling at us from beyond the grave…

Advertisements

2 Responses to “You know the drill”

  1. See also Jack Webb’s The D.I.

  2. Yes, and Webb goes for a lot of in-your-face compositions too. There’s that fight scene in the Dragnet movie that is mostly people punching the lens for, like, five minutes.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: