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Matthew Modine

Forfatter af Full Metal Jacket Diary

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Værker af Matthew Modine

Full Metal Jacket Diary (2005) 38 eksemplarer
The Trial [2010 film] (2014) — Actor — 14 eksemplarer
Bye Bye Love [1995 film] (2005) 4 eksemplarer
Bye Bye, Love 1 eksemplar
Kettle of Fish 1 eksemplar
The Shipment [DVD] 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Dark Knight Rises [2012 film] (2012) — Actor — 821 eksemplarer
Full Metal Jacket [1987 film] (1987) — Actor — 483 eksemplarer
Transporter 2 [2005 film] (2005) — Actor — 201 eksemplarer
Cutthroat Island [1995 film] (1995) 154 eksemplarer
Any Given Sunday [1999 film] (1999) — Actor — 115 eksemplarer
Memphis Belle [1990 film] (1990) — Actor — 105 eksemplarer
And The Band Played On [1993 film] (1993) — Actor — 68 eksemplarer
Sicario: Day of the Soldado [2018 Film] (2018) — Actor — 61 eksemplarer
Stranger Things: Season 2 (2017) — Actor — 57 eksemplarer
Short Cuts [1993 film] (1993) — Actor — 50 eksemplarer
Fluke [1995 film] (1998) — Actor — 47 eksemplarer
A Cat in Paris [2010 film] (2010) — Actor, nogle udgaver40 eksemplarer
Jacob [1994 film] (1994) 39 eksemplarer
Married to The Mob [1988 film] (2000) — Actor — 37 eksemplarer
47 Meters Down [2017 film] (2017) — Actor — 36 eksemplarer
Gross Anatomy [1989 film] (1989) — Actor — 36 eksemplarer
Pacific Heights [1990 film] (1991) 32 eksemplarer
What the Deaf Man Heard [1997 TV Movie] (1997) — Actor — 28 eksemplarer
Birdy [1984 film] (2000) 21 eksemplarer
Jack and the Beanstalk - The Real Story [2001 film] (2001) — Actor — 21 eksemplarer
Stanley Kubrick Collection — Actor — 11 eksemplarer
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Flowers for Algernon [2000 TV movie] (2000) — Actor — 10 eksemplarer
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Mrs. Soffel [1984 film] (2002) 5 eksemplarer
The Real Blonde [1997 Film] (1998) — Actor — 5 eksemplarer
Speed Kills [2018 film] (2019) — Actor — 4 eksemplarer
The American [1998 film] — Actor — 4 eksemplarer
The Neighbor [2007 film] (2007) 3 eksemplarer
Private School [1983 Film] (1983) — Actor — 3 eksemplarer
The Winning Season [2004 film] (2005) — Actor — 3 eksemplarer
Family Weekend [2013 film] (2014) — Actor — 3 eksemplarer
The Gamble [1988 film] 2 eksemplarer
Wrong Turn [2021 Film] (2021) — Actor — 2 eksemplarer
Filmworker [2017 film] (2017) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Retribution [2023 film] — Actor — 2 eksemplarer
Equinox [1992 film] — Actor — 2 eksemplarer
The Maker [1997 film] — Actor — 1 eksemplar
Orphans [1987 film] (2011) 1 eksemplar

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Fødselsdato
1959-03-22
Køn
male
Nationalitet
USA
Fødested
Loma Linda, California, USA
Erhverv
actor
Relationer
Modine, Boman (child)

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The photos are great, and the cover's made of metal. It has that working for it.

As for the actual diary, there are a few good anecdotes about the making of the movie, but not nearly enough. You don't get a sense of what working on the movie was actually like, but you do get a good glimpse at what a dick Matthew Modine is (or was)--mostly I'm thinking about the scene with a prostitute that was cut. The prostitute was to lay on top of him, and Modine refused to have her "bare vagina" touching him on the back, claiming that it could contaminate him with... AIDS. In the end, he convinced a horrified Kubrick to put a washrag between her "mucus membrane" and his skin. Whatever. Soon after that Modine is fed up with the long shooting schedule and frustrated that he lost parts in other movies and just bails out on his diary. And that's the end of the book.… (mere)
 
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grebmops | 2 andre anmeldelser | Apr 9, 2018 |
ABR's original Full Metal Jacket Diary audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.

“Full Metal Jacket” was released in 1987, one year after “Platoon” opening the gates for the America to start examining how the Viet Nam War had changed us. I remember seeing it at the theater and feeling overwhelmed by the violence and emotion. I do not think the name of the actors or director really crossed my radar. It was just a movie that was being talked about and recommended, so I saw it.

There are so many memorable moments and lines in the film. After listening to “Full Metal Jacket Diaries” I understand how this movie was elevated to the iconic status it now holds. Matthew Modine was a young actor with less than ten films to his name when Stanley Kubrick, one of the greats of American film, hired him to be the main character in his new movie. He encouraged Modine to keep a diary of the filming. It wasn’t until 2005 that the diary and the photographs Modine had taken were published. In 2014 Beacon Audiobooks released the Diaries narrated by Modine himself and running approximately 3 hours and 41 minutes long.

Modine has a nice voice. It is pleasant to listen to. He changes his tone or accent when he is relaying what another person said and it is believable. His narration is smooth and full of color. The production values were very good. The narration comes across very clear. The only part of the production I did not care for was when a date is given. There is a sound like a tape recorder being turned on, Modine’s voice states the date, again sounding like it is on a tape recorder and the sound of the tape recorder being turned off. I just found that gimmick distracting. I also did not care for the sound of someone vomiting in the background of a scene that involved vomiting. Ok, got it. People were vomiting. Do not need to hear it. Thank you. Those are the only things I did not like about the audio book and it is a very minor and personal preference issue.

The story contained in the diaries is the behind the scenes view of the making of a truly great movie. It shows the challenge of living for long periods in a different country, of trying to have a family life while filming at least six days a week, and of the actors carrying their parts into their working relationships.

For anyone who has seen a film Kubrick directed, according to IMDB there were only sixteen of them, it is a glimpse of a genius at work. It is also a cautionary tale about working with geniuses. Working for kubrick was an exercise in patience and a season in purgatory. Modine illustrates in numerous examples how Kubrick was a perfectionist but yet could not articulate what was wrong with a scene, just it had to be done again. And again. And yet again.

Modine also shows how insensitive Kubrick was to anything outside the film. One example is during the filming, in 1985 in England, Modine’s wife needed to have an emergency c-section because the baby was in distress and both mother and baby’s lives were in danger. Modine’s wife was only 7 months pregnant. In 1985 7 months gestation was considered borderline viable. Modine arrives early on the set to tell Kubrick he needs to go to the hospital. When Kubrick finally arrives, he argues with Modine that he will be in doctor’s way and his wife doesn’t need him. Although Modine is not scheduled to shoot at all the morning, Kubrick continues to tell him he cannot leave the set until Modine finally says he is leaving and does. When Modine returns later that afternoon and tells Kubrick he has a son who has been named Bowman, Kubrick challenges him, telling him basically it is a dumb name, to name him something normal like John.

I enjoyed Full Metal Jacket Diaries. The story was fascinating. I listened to it in one afternoon because I was so caught up in it. Modine has a great voice. I hope he decides to do more audio books.

Audiobook provided for review by the publisher.
… (mere)
 
Markeret
audiobibliophile | 2 andre anmeldelser | Aug 25, 2015 |
ABR's original Full Metal Jacket Diary audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.

“Full Metal Jacket” was released in 1987, one year after “Platoon” opening the gates for the America to start examining how the Viet Nam War had changed us. I remember seeing it at the theater and feeling overwhelmed by the violence and emotion. I do not think the name of the actors or director really crossed my radar. It was just a movie that was being talked about and recommended, so I saw it.

There are so many memorable moments and lines in the film. After listening to “Full Metal Jacket Diaries” I understand how this movie was elevated to the iconic status it now holds. Matthew Modine was a young actor with less than ten films to his name when Stanley Kubrick, one of the greats of American film, hired him to be the main character in his new movie. He encouraged Modine to keep a diary of the filming. It wasn’t until 2005 that the diary and the photographs Modine had taken were published. In 2014 Beacon Audiobooks released the Diaries narrated by Modine himself and running approximately 3 hours and 41 minutes long.

Modine has a nice voice. It is pleasant to listen to. He changes his tone or accent when he is relaying what another person said and it is believable. His narration is smooth and full of color. The production values were very good. The narration comes across very clear. The only part of the production I did not care for was when a date is given. There is a sound like a tape recorder being turned on, Modine’s voice states the date, again sounding like it is on a tape recorder and the sound of the tape recorder being turned off. I just found that gimmick distracting. I also did not care for the sound of someone vomiting in the background of a scene that involved vomiting. Ok, got it. People were vomiting. Do not need to hear it. Thank you. Those are the only things I did not like about the audio book and it is a very minor and personal preference issue.

The story contained in the diaries is the behind the scenes view of the making of a truly great movie. It shows the challenge of living for long periods in a different country, of trying to have a family life while filming at least six days a week, and of the actors carrying their parts into their working relationships.

For anyone who has seen a film Kubrick directed, according to IMDB there were only sixteen of them, it is a glimpse of a genius at work. It is also a cautionary tale about working with geniuses. Working for kubrick was an exercise in patience and a season in purgatory. Modine illustrates in numerous examples how Kubrick was a perfectionist but yet could not articulate what was wrong with a scene, just it had to be done again. And again. And yet again.

Modine also shows how insensitive Kubrick was to anything outside the film. One example is during the filming, in 1985 in England, Modine’s wife needed to have an emergency c-section because the baby was in distress and both mother and baby’s lives were in danger. Modine’s wife was only 7 months pregnant. In 1985 7 months gestation was considered borderline viable. Modine arrives early on the set to tell Kubrick he needs to go to the hospital. When Kubrick finally arrives, he argues with Modine that he will be in doctor’s way and his wife doesn’t need him. Although Modine is not scheduled to shoot at all the morning, Kubrick continues to tell him he cannot leave the set until Modine finally says he is leaving and does. When Modine returns later that afternoon and tells Kubrick he has a son who has been named Bowman, Kubrick challenges him, telling him basically it is a dumb name, to name him something normal like John.

I enjoyed Full Metal Jacket Diaries. The story was fascinating. I listened to it in one afternoon because I was so caught up in it. Modine has a great voice. I hope he decides to do more audio books.

Audiobook provided for review by the publisher.
… (mere)
 
Markeret
audiobibliophile | 2 andre anmeldelser | Aug 25, 2015 |

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