Actors: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, Peter Sarsgaard
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about Jarhead|
|Anthony Swofford is a 20-year-old marine serving in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
Jarhead shows the experiences he and the other marines go through as they train, and then wait in the desert for months and months for the war to erupt.
Desert Shield is a harsh waiting game, and the marines must deal day-to-day with the grueling realities of boredom in the harsh desert environment. They wait for letters from their girlfriends and wives, but how long will they be away before their significant others turn to infidelity?
When war finally does erupt, the marines find themselves out of the action, all of the real fighting going to the pilots.
--Sarah Bastin, Resident Scholar
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|Analysis of Jarhead|
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Composition of Movie
Actual chase scenes or violence - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 10%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 70%
Time/Era of Movie:
- Desert Storm
- infantry soldier
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- brunette (Brown)
- very short/crewcut (man)
- muscular (man)
- White (American)
- very athletic
- general circumstances
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- fort/military installation
Accounts of torture and death?
- gory visuals of deaths
How many deaths in film?
Sex/nudity in movie?
What kind of sex:
- seeing breasts
- seeing nude female butt
- seeing nude male butt
- seeing full frontal--men
How much use of techno gadgets?
- 4 ()
Kind of violence:
- land battles
- A lot of foul language
Is this movie based on a
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