Double Feature: A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, 1971, Warner Bros., 137 min. Stanley Kubrick was so stunned by Malcolm McDowell's debut in IF... that he reportedly was unwilling to begin his film adaptation of Anthony Burgess' savagely brutal, futuristic satire until he could be assured of McDowell's participation. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE proved to be more prophetic than anyone dreamed, presaging the punk explosion and skinhead-fomented violence in the later 1970s.
FULL METAL JACKET, 1987, Warner Bros., 116 min. Kubrick’s harrowing and hilarious war film follows green Marine recruits Matthew Modine and Arliss Howard from basic training to Vietnam inferno. Includes some of the most jaw-dropping portrayals of military madness ever to grace the screen, courtesy of raw recruit Vincent D’Onofrio and real-life drill sergeant R. Lee Ermey.
Added by AmericanCinematheque on August 26, 2010