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Stanley Kubrick had a dedicated assistant, and not one who simply held the master’s cinematic paintbrushes. He staffed research, production, post-production and marketing departments all on his own. Tony Zierra’s brisk documentary teaches us much about a genius director, the assistant that devoted himself entirely to the director’s mission, and the nature of work and ambition.

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2018 / Color / 1:78 widescreen / 93 min. / Stanley Kubrick’s Unsung Assistant / Street Date September 11, 2018 / 29.95

Starring: Leon Vitali

Produced by Elizabeth Yoffe, Tony Zierra

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Film Editor,

Director Tony Zierra

The cult of Stanley Kubrick is holding firm, and definitely widening as we learn more about his ultra meticulous lifestyle, habits and dedication to his art. He didn’t turn out many features but his filmography contains an impressive number of masterpieces. Although war themes figure strongly in almost half of his films, Kubrick moved between genres, scoring with crime thrillers,
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The Pick of the Flicks Podcast #1 – Ya author Robert Muchamore discusses Full Metal Jacket

On The Pick of the Flicks Podcast, a different guest drops in every week to chat about their favourite movie. This week, Ya author Robert Muchamore stops by to discuss Vietnam War epic Full Metal Jacket…

The Pick of the Flicks Podcast is a new weekly audio treat from us at Flickering Myth, in which a different guest each week is interviewed about their favourite movie.

For this first episode, young adult author Robert Muchamore pops in to chat about Stanley Kubrick’s epic Vietnam War tale Full Metal Jacket, as well as war movies in general and his new Ya sci-fi novel Killer T. The interview delves into the nitty-gritty of Kubrick’s film, from the incendiary performance of R. Lee Ermey as the most terrifying drill instructor in history to the commonly cited criticism of the movie as having a much weaker second half.

If you enjoy the podcast,
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10 Sweetest Donut Scenes in Movies and TV, from ‘The Simpsons’ to ‘Full Metal Jacket’ (Videos)

10 Sweetest Donut Scenes in Movies and TV, from ‘The Simpsons’ to ‘Full Metal Jacket’ (Videos)
Happy #NationalDonutDay, or as we like to call it, Friday. Whether it’s glazed, sprinkled, jelly filled, or in the case of those revolting eclairs from “Van Wilder,” (gulp) dog semen, we’ll take a donut over a croissant or the heartiest of bagels any day. And these colorful treats always look good on screen, so this round lifesaver has found its way into some particularly famous moments of movies and TV. To quote Homer Simpson, “Donuts, is there anything they can’t do?”

Full Metal Jacket

Rip R. Lee Ermey. Only he could find a way to make the donut the ultimate motivational tool in this chilling scene from Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket.”

Zootopia

Among all the creative, memorable moments in Disney’s “Zootopia,” this delightful one of Officer Hopps chasing down a robber through the tiny mouse town stands out for Officer Hopps’s donut heroics.
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The Top 10 Quotes from “Full Metal Jacket”

It’s almost impossible to make an entire list of quotes from Full Metal Jacket without lapsing into a profanity-laden tirade that ends and begins with an insult that’s intended to make the recipient wish they’d thought of anything other than enlisting in the Marines. But the late great R. Lee Ermey was among the best at making guys twice his size feel about an inch high or lower and no one did it better in this movie. Throughout his career this was probably the absolute best performance he put forth that showed him actively berating just about every person that

The Top 10 Quotes from “Full Metal Jacket
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'Filmworker': How Leon Vitali Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Kubrick's Dark Moods

'Filmworker': How Leon Vitali Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Kubrick's Dark Moods
"There's a saying: When the shit hits the fan, it's never evenly distributed."

Leon Vitali is describing what a bad day on a Stanley Kubrick set was like. And he knows better than any man alive. Not long after he was cast as Lord Bullingdon in the 1975 period piece Barry Lyndon, the then-25-year-old actor was seriously worried he wouldn't survive the shoot. He had been a devotee of the director since seeing 2001: A Space Odyssey during its theatrical release and had watched other actors come and go on
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Ed Harris Rejected a Direct Offer From Stanley Kubrick, and He Knows ‘It Was Foolish’

Ed Harris Rejected a Direct Offer From Stanley Kubrick, and He Knows ‘It Was Foolish’
Ed Harris has worked with some amazing filmmakers throughout his 42 years and counting in the business, from James Cameron to Ron Howard, David Cronenberg, Darren Aronfosky, and more. But it turns out the actor had the chance to work with the greatest filmmaker and he turned him down. Harris tells the Los Angeles Times that Stanley Kubrick called him directly to offer him the drill instructor role in “Full Metal Jacket.” He rejected the offer, and it’s shouldn’t be a surprise to know it’s one of his career regrets.

“Stanley Kubrick called me up one day and asked me to play the sergeant in ‘Full Metal Jacket,’ and I said no,” Harris said. “[R. Lee Ermey] was great and did a much better job than I would have done. But that always make me kind of go, ‘What were you thinking about?’ It might have been that
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In Memoriam: R. Lee Ermey

Sometimes a beloved actor doesn’t fit the mold of a leading man. Sometimes they aren’t the pretty boy that saves the day end gets the girl in the end. Sometimes they aren’t celebrated character actors or silver screen staples that define an entire generation of movies. Sometimes they’re ugly. Sometimes they’re mean. Sometimes they only play one particular role. And sometimes, despite all of that, they become an invaluable feature to the movie-going experience. R. Lee Ermey was one such actor: an indispensable feature of a very particular strain of film. In keeping with his background as a Us Marine

In Memoriam: R. Lee Ermey
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Beloved Full Metal Jacket Actor R. Lee Ermey Dies at 74

We all enjoy watching movies that are not just entertaining, but also more realistic. However, no matter how great a movies script is, it will not turn out to be a great movie unless its cast is made of great actors. It’s with that in mind that we celebrate great actors such as R. Lee Ermey, who died recently aged 74. We remember him for his unique abilities to bring the career lives of stern military men into our screens. His manager Bill Rogin announced his death on Twitter. One of his military roles that got recognized and nominated for

Beloved Full Metal Jacket Actor R. Lee Ermey Dies at 74
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The Top Five R. Lee Ermey Movie Roles of His Career

If a picture needed a hardcase character that had no give and would get in someone’s face at the drop of a hat then R. Lee Ermey was one of the people that surely deserved to be on the list. His hard-hitting no-nonsense style was just what was needed in the movies, but it also served him well when he was a Us Marine. After his time in Usmc was up he went on to become an actor and even performed bits at various military bases to increase morale and entertain the troops. Likely as not there will not be

The Top Five R. Lee Ermey Movie Roles of His Career
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R. Lee Ermey Had an Iconic Career, but Felt ‘Blackballed’ in Hollywood for Being Conservative

R. Lee Ermey Had an Iconic Career, but Felt ‘Blackballed’ in Hollywood for Being Conservative
R. Lee Ermey had a unique career. After earning a Golden Globe nomination for his breakthrough role in Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket,” the Marine-turned-actor went on to craft one of the most domineering onscreen personas in Hollywood. According to Ermey himself, however, he was “blackballed” by the film industry because of his conservative political views.

“I’ve had a very fruitful career. I’ve done over 70 feature films,” he said to FOX411 in July of 2016. “I’ve done over 200 episodes of [‘GunnyTime’]… and then [Hollywood] found out that I’m a Conservative.” Ermey died yesterday at age 74 due to complications from pneumonia.

“I’m an Independent, but I said something bad about the president. I had something unsavory to say about the president’s administration, and even though I did vote for him the first time around, I was blackballed.” Ermey attributed this in part to the fact that he was an NRA board member.
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R. Lee Ermey Will Be Remembered for One Role. And That Was Enough

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R. Lee Ermey Will Be Remembered for One Role. And That Was Enough
It’s hard to think of many actors who became as legendary as R. Lee Ermey did for just 40 minutes of screen time. From the moment he first strolled through the milky gray barracks of “Full Metal Jacket” as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, screaming into the faces of his recruits, popping off taunts like firecrackers, you knew in your bones — you just knew — that you could forget every movie drill sergeant you’d ever seen. This is what those guys were really like. Everything about Ermey seemed to be made of leather: his face, his neck, his vocal cords, his soul. He wasn’t a Southerner (Ermey was born and raised in Kansas), but his voice had the sinewy contours of a mean drawl, and he turned the act of raising it into a thrilling feat of domination. Every word he spoke would be more than just heard. It would be
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Movie Talk: Breaking Down the Weekend Box Office, Plus ‘Terminator’ Casting

On this episode of Collider Movie Talk, Mark Ellis, Kristian Harloff, and Jon Schnepp discuss the following: Oscar winning filmmaker Milos Forman passed away on Friday at 86 years old. He won the Best Director Oscar twice for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Amadeus. Well known character actor R. Lee Ermey also passed away at 74. Disney and Lucasfilm released a new Solo: A Star Wars Story TV spot that teases a first meeting between Han Solo and Chewbacca. Weekend Box Office: This past weekend, Rampage starring Dwayne Johnson took the #1 spot at the box office …
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Semper Fi – R. Lee Ermey

R. Lee Ermey acted in three of my films and was a good friend. Sad to lose him so young. He was so strong, energetic, resolute, in command, I thought he would live forever. He worked hard to build a career after his riveting performance in Full Metal Jacket. As an untrained actor, he could have been relegated to the flash in the pan category. But he brought a Marine disciple to his new profession. He learned to memorize pages of dialogue, an unfamiliar task during his 13 years in the military. He learned how to tap into those aspects of his persona that fitted each role.

In Dead Man Walking he channeled the pain of war into the pain of bereavement. In Fletch Lives and Saving Silverman he displayed his skill with outrageous comedy. I love his dry deliveries in Mississippi Burning. In 2000 I cast him in Omega Code 2 which
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Full Metal Jacket star R. Lee Ermey dies at 74

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R. Lee Ermey, the tough, no-nonsense drill instructor from Full Metal Jacket, the voice of Sarge in Toy Story, and a legendary character actor in countless other films and TV shows, has passed away at the age of 74. The cause of death was due to complications from pneumonia, as announced by his manager Bill Rogin. Rogin took to social media to make the announcement to the public, and then writing this longer... Read More...
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R.I.P. R. Lee Ermey (1944 – 2018)

Golden Globe-nominated American actor R. Lee Ermey – best known for his role as the no-nonsense Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Stanley Kubrick’s 1987 war movie Full Metal Jacket – has passed away aged 74. The actor’s manager Bill Rogen shared the sad news on Twitter.

Statement from R. Lee Ermey's long time manager, Bill Rogin:

It is with deep sadness that I regret to inform you all that R. Lee Ermey ("The Gunny") passed away this morning from complications of pneumonia. He will be greatly missed by all of us.

Semper Fi, Gunny. Godspeed. pic.twitter.com/vf4O78JKmb

— R. Lee Ermey (@RLeeErmey) April 15, 2018

After a career in the United States Marine Corps, Ermey made his feature film debut with a brief role in Apocalypse Now, and also served as a technical advisor to director Francis Ford Coppola. He was later hired as a technical advisor to Kubrick on Full Metal Jacket,
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'Full Metal Jacket' actor R. Lee Ermey dies aged 74

'Full Metal Jacket' actor R. Lee Ermey dies aged 74
Former gunnery sergeant earned Golden Globe nomination for Kubrick’s Vietnam war classic.

R. Lee Ermey, who earned a Golden Globe nomination for his iconic portrayal of Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Full Metal Jacket, has died aged 74.

Statement from R. Lee Ermey’s long time manager, Bill Rogin:

It is with deep sadness that I regret to inform you all that R. Lee Ermey (“The Gunny”) passed away this morning from complications of pneumonia. He will be greatly missed by all of us.

Semper Fi, Gunny. Godspeed. pic.twitter.com/vf4O78JKmb

— R. Lee Ermey (@RLeeErmey) April 15, 2018

His
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R.I.P. R. Lee Ermey. ‘Full Metal Jacket’ Star Dies At 74

Legendary character actor R. Lee Ermey has passed away. He was 74 The actor had a career that spanned .

Ermey’s management confirmed the new on the actor’s official Twitter page late Sunday.

Statement from R. Lee Ermey’s long time manager, Bill Rogin:

It is with deep sadness that I regret to inform you all that R. Lee Ermey (“The Gunny”) passed away this morning from complications of pneumonia. He will be greatly missed by all of us.

Semper Fi, Gunny. Godspeed. pic.twitter.com/vf4O78JKmb

— R. Lee Ermey (@RLeeErmey) April 15, 2018

“It is with great sadness that I regret to inform you all that R. Lee Ermey (‘The Gunny’) passed away this morning from complications of pneumonia. He will be greatly missed by all of us,” the tweet says.

Before being an actor, Ermey was a United States Marine Corps staff sergeant and honorary gunnery sergeant,
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R. Lee Ermey, 'Full Metal Jacket' Actor, Dead at 74

R. Lee Ermey, 'Full Metal Jacket' Actor, Dead at 74
R. Lee Ermey, the gunnery sergeant turned actor who portrayed the scene-stealing drill instructor in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket, died Sunday at the age of 74.

Ermey's longtime manager Bill Rogin confirmed Ermey's death on the actor's Facebook account. "It is with deep sadness that I regret to inform you all that R. Lee Ermey ("The Gunny") passed away this morning from complications of pneumonia. He will be greatly missed by all of us," Rogin wrote.

"It is a terrible loss that nobody was prepared for," Rogin added. "He
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R. Lee Ermey, Star of Full Metal Jacket, Dies at 74

R. Lee Ermey, Star of Full Metal Jacket, Dies at 74
R. Lee Ermey, U.S. Marine Corps veteran and actor best known for his role as Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket, has passed away. He was 74-years old. Ermey's death was announced on his social media platforms by his long-time manager, Bill Rogin, who wrote a tribute to his late friend. Ermey, or Gunny as friends and family called him, reportedly passed away earlier this morning due to complications with pneumonia.

Bill Rogin first announced R. Lee Ermey's death through his official Twitter page and then later took to Facebook to post a tribute to the late actor and military veteran. It isn't clear how long Ermey was in the hospital. Rogin had this to say.

"It is with deep sadness that I regret to inform you all that R. Lee Ermey (The Gunny) passed away this morning from complications of pneumonia. He will be greatly missed by all of us.
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‘Full Metal Jacket’ Actor R. Lee Ermey Dead at 74

‘Full Metal Jacket’ Actor R. Lee Ermey Dead at 74
R. Lee Ermey, the gruff character actor probably most remembered for his scene-stealing, vulgar-laced turn in Stanley Kubrick‘s Full Metal Jacket, has died at age 74. Ermey was a United States Marine Corps staff sergeant and drill instructor who broke into acting, and spent a long career playing authority figures. The official R. Lee Ermey Twitter account […]

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