GMan and I watched Full Metal Jacket tonight. My late father in law Lou gave me the movie a years ago along with a box set of Band of Brothers.
My right of passage, war movie wise with my dad was The Guns of Navarone. My bother and I were quite a bit younger at the time but I can still remember sneaking into the theater so the box lady would not see us. My dad went in and bought three tickets, then we ran in and up the stair without getting spotted. The rule was once you got up the stairs you were in!
Stanley Kubrick made a lot of great movies and I’ve watched FMJ at least 20 times. Perhaps in a few more years JMan will partake.