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Lights in the Dusk's rating of the film Full Metal Jacket

Brechtian cartoon satire; the clearest, most harrowing distillation of Kubrick's main theme of dehumanisation. Like a Mad Magazine take on the themes of Mother Courage, the film presents the business of war as a process of obliteration; taking boys & turning them into killers; removing identity, choice & compassion in order to create a self-facilitating machine. Its vision of war as a smoldering inferno is masterful.