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Full Metal Jacket - Camera Crew
Do you remember the scene where Joker (Matt Modine) is standing over the hold wih the dead covered in limestones? Look to the right of the hole when Joker and Raptor Man are interviewing the Captian. You can see the camrea crew who filmed the scene in which they showed the dead!!!
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Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket (1987; Matthew Modine, Adam Baldwin, and Vincent DiNafrio)
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Cory Walker on 03-31-2000
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xanbo writes:
No slip-up here. Another scene clearly shows a camera crew, or at least a microphone on a boom, as the camera pans down a long row of soldiers addressing the camera. The point is made when we see Rafter Man being interviewed. Cowardly in the field, he plays it strong and tough for the camera. This is also Kubrick's attempt to make the film self-reflexive, where he acknowledges that this is fiction just as "documentaries" on the war are fiction because everyone is playing it up for the camera. Don't believe that the camera never lies!
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voltaic writes:
good slip-up, but the on-screen reporter cameraman is named "rafter man" not "raptor man". "rafter" as in hanging from the rafters taking pictures kind of idea. this was a guy who got sick on a helicopter and hadn't ever been in the field; no one would have named him after a vicious killer dinosaur!
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Buckskinner writes:
As I recall, there were other reporters, etc at that site besides Joker and Rafterman. It is certainly plausible that a camera crew could have been there filming the bodies.
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Tony writes:
wasnt joker a reporter for the stars and stripes? so wouldnt you need a camera crew to record the event?
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Tomcat writes:
Here is the deal. This is a bogus slip-up. If you watch closely, the camera angle is directly in front of Rafterman and Joker. It zooms out in a stright line, which would put the camera man directly at the end of the hole. When the scene changes there is no cameraman at the end of the hole, just a few soldiers. Now if you look, when the camera is zooming out from Rafterman and Joker, there are a few reports in civys that are all looking at the bodies.
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Swilester writes:
Actually it was just Joker and Raptor man, Raptor man with the camera and joker who wrote down the comments. There was no camera crew for stars and stripes.
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