It’s the tenth and final chapter in a podcast miniseries that looks at the fall of the Iron Curtain and the popular culture of the Cold War. To start us off, I look at what happened in Eastern Europe in December 1991 with a special focus on the final days of the Soviet Union. Then, I take a look at my two favorite Cold War films.
It’s time for another break from our regular coverage of The ‘Nam to talk about a classic Vietnam War movie. This time around, I take a look at Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket, the 1987 film starring Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Adam Baldwin, and Vincent D’Onofrio. It’s a film known for its look at basic training as well as how war can harden a soldier. I give some backstory on the film, a summary, and review.
WARNING: THIS EPISODE CONTAINS GRAPHIC LANGUAGE. LISTENER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.