Stanley Kubrick Behind the Scenes of Full Metal Jacket
Vivian Kubrick shot a reported 18 hours of footage while on the set of her father’s Vietnam War film Full Metal Jacket. Though Ms. Kubrick eventually abandoned her documentary project, bits and bobs of the footage surfaced in comprehensive collections such as Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures.
A condensed version of the behind-the-scenes action is now available on YouTube, featuring Kubrick directing Matthew Modine and the gallery of extras during the “this is my rifle, this is my gun” sequence alike. The clips also provide insight into Kubrick’s on-set personality, which — at least, here — does not appear quite as exacting as one’s taught to assume.