Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina (boot camp)

This boot camp, in South Carolina, USA, we all know this is where people become trained killers. But this was where they filmed the movie by Stanley Kubrick, “Full Metal Jacket”.

So like the opening scene of “Lone Survivor” that relates to that episode of “Popular Mechanics for Kids” on the Navy Seals, this is how the soldiers of the Marine Corps became trained soldiers. How to be born to kill. R. Lee Ermy was in this once as a drill sergeant as he volunteered for the role as one in “Full Metal Jacket”.

Matthew Modine, Arliss Howard, and Vincent D’Onofrio were involved in this too in almost half of the movie. Where they become hard and well done when the misfit recruit becomes left out after getting pushed around. He becomes a complete psycho as he killed the sergeant and himself in the head with that M14 rifle.

My mother thinks I’m like that guy, but I’m not like that guy! I’m a Matthew Modine fan than a Vincent fan. I want to be just like him than that misfit one.

Gotta be good and wanna be just like him. With his looks, his comedic jokes and all of his stuff. And I know some people like mom and high school teacher don’t like movies like this one, but it’s what matters on Hollywood’s greatest director. Stanley Kubrick.

In this boot camp, it can be still there today, but there is a difference. Today it maybe different than it was, on how it was back then. In the 60’s when this was used, most soldiers were sent to Vietnam after graduation as they spent one last night there. Today, it can be there as long as the U.S. can be facing something. But not today.

In “Full Metal Jacket”, it was maybe filmed there. They say, this was filmed in a field in a different place close to the harbor and coastlines of England. Southampton maybe. Only books on Stanley Kubrick know. But I don’t want to find out. Stanley Kubrick knows his best.

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