"... Stryker, though, is a far cry from the Marine madmen played by Robert Duvall in 1980's "The Great Santini," R. Lee Ermey in Stanley Kubrick's 1987 "Full Metal Jacket" or Jack Nicholson in 1992's "A Few Good Men."
In fact, the change in Hollywood's attitude toward the Marines parallels the rise of the antiwar movement that began during the Vietnam conflict.
Jewell cites "Great Santini," for which Duvall was Oscar-nominated as a martinet career soldier, as the turning point in Marine movies....."
R.W. "Dick" Gaines
GnySgt USMC (Ret.)
1952 (Plt #437)--'72
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