I do love me some movies, both as entertainment and as art. There are certain actors I would watch read a shopping list – Jimmy Stewart, Helen Mirren, Sigourney Weaver, Bill Murray, many others. Similarly, there are directors for whom I will hand over my cash blindly to see anything they’ve done – Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, early Rob Reiner. But above all, there’s Stanley Kubrick.
Tonight I fell into watching the second half of “Full Metal Jacket” when I had had enough of the news. It was more relaxing.
Long, long tracking shots. Moving, bobbing, weaving through smoke and fire.
No. Special. Effects.