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Posted on Aug 13, 2012 in Stuff We Like

25th Anniversary of ‘Full Metal Jacket’ – Yeah, There’s an App for That

By Armchair General

"The deadliest weapon in the world is a Marine and his rifle. It is your killer instinct which must be harnessed if you expect to survive in combat. Your rifle is only a tool. It is a hard heart that kills."—Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, Full Metal Jacket.

It’s been 25 years since audiences first heard that and other memorable lines in Stanley Kubrick’s film Full Metal Jacket. For the anniversary, Matthew Modine, who played Private Joker in the movie, has released an iPad App featuring audio commentary from the production diary he kept during filming, over 400 of his behind-the-scenes photos never before made public, plus additional images from other actors and the Stanley Kubrick Estate. Best of all, the proceeds go to support the Wounded Warrior Project.


Entertainment Weekly recently published an interview with Matthew Modine.

To learn more about the app and see sample photos, visit Full Metal Jacket Diary on the iTunes store.

Modine is currently onscreen as Foley, the deputy police commissioner of Gotham City in The Dark Knight Rises.