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Sidney J. FurieLife and Films$
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Daniel Kremer

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780813165967

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813165967.001.0001

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Cast Iron Jacket

Cast Iron Jacket

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(p.235) Chapter 9 Cast Iron Jacket
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Sidney J. Furie
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Daniel Kremer

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813165967.003.0010

A passion project provides Furie with a chance of redemption. Cowritten with young, first-time screenwriter Rick Natkin, The Boys in Company C (1978) becomes the most idyllic filmmaking experience of Furie’s career. The film, financed by Hong Kong production outfit Golden Harvest and cast with an ensemble of unknowns, is the first film released by a major studio to examine American soldiers caught up in the Vietnam War. Kubrick appropriated many of the film’s conceits (and one of its key cast members, Furie’s discovery) for his own Full Metal Jacket (1987) ten years later. The film succeeds critically and financially and reaffirms Furie’s market value in the wake of his two previous flops. Afterward he quits Night of the Juggler (1980) in the middle of shooting and is fired from The Jazz Singer (1980) in the middle of shooting. He again becomes a pariah.

Keywords:   Vietnam, Kubrick, Full Metal Jacket, remake, Neil Diamond

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