In 1985, Stanley Kubrick encouraged Matthew Modine to keep a journal and take photographs while playing the lead role of Pvt. Joker - a combat correspondent - on the set of his Vietnam War film, Full Metal Jacket. In 2005, Modine published a limited edition book of his diary and photos which later became an interactive experience for the iPad. Now, with the Full Metal Jacket Diary audiobook, fans can listen to Modine as he performs his diary with sound effects and original music. This deeply immersive, first-hand account reveals what it was like to work with Stanley Kubrick, one of cinema's most enigmatic filmmakers.
Thorough and complete, Matthew Modine's Full Metal Jacket Diary is a pleasure; raw and honest as the film itself, it's chock full of riveting details from behind the scenes that makes for a surprisingly read and experience. Any fan of this film, Kubrick or Modine himself should not hesitate to make FMJD a part of their collection.
Thank you Matthew
For the Kubrick fans and cinephiles this is an excellent and rare glimpse into what it was like to star in Kubrick’s 1987 war film, FULL METAL JACKET.
Insightful, raw, brilliant and generous...as with most of the master filmmakers work...little is known besides rumors and conjecture.
With this account, it’s utterly fascinating to hear the details of what it was like to work with him, on one of few films, from a first hand account...the films star Matthew Modine.
Thank you Private Joker.
Your war face is still intact.
Wes Candela, 2018
Mathew Modine's Full Metal Jacket Audio Diary
If you like Kubrick you'll like this. If you like Full Metal Jacket, you'll love this. Emotional and tense. Insightful into process of actor and director alike. The push and pull of creative collaboration in sharp relief. Well read and entertaining. Good stuff. However, there is bias, Kubrick being one of my very favorite artists and FMJ one of my favorite films.