In honor of the United States Marine Corps Birthday (Nov. 10) and Veterans Day (Nov. 11), my pal Matthew Modine’s FULL METAL JACKET DIARY is 66% OFF FOR THREE DAYS ONLY FOR JUST $4.99 (or equivalent in other countries) until Tuesday, Nov. 13!
“I am very proud of the military service of my family members. I know how important it is to truly support our nation’s sons and daughters when they are asked to serve our country. This is why I have been a long-time supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit organization that honors, empowers, and assists our injured service members. This Veterans Day, please thank them for their service by making a donation at woundedwarriorproject.org.” — Matthew Modine
The first time I photographed Matthew I learned that he’s quite passionate about photography. For his role as Private Joker, Modine showed up on the set of Stanley Kubrick’s 1987 Vietnam War masterpiece Full Metal Jacket armed with his weapon, his gun and his Rollei.
Full Metal Jacket Diary app is Modine’s behind-the-scenes account of the making of the motion picture, beautifully illustrated his photographs. It’s a wonderfully revealing look inside the movie making process. If you’ve ever been curious about how movies are made, or what it was like to work with Stanley Kubrick, Matthew’s book lifts the curtains and takes you inside.