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Help with an essay about Jarhead (No replies)

1 week ago
adennewman 1 week ago

Hi Roger! And hello to the rest of the forum as well.

I've been a lurker on this website for a long time now as I am a huge Roger Deakin's fan, and film nerd in general. I am a rising junior in High School in Philadelphia and I am participating in a program called the IB (international baccalaureate) program. In order to graduate, students have to write a long research paper called the extended essay, and they can choose many different fields of inquiry to write about. I chose to write a film analysis paper which requires me to analyze two films and compare and contrast their uses of different filmic techniques and how it affects their intended messages. 

I am writing about Roger Deakins' Jarhead (2005), and how it compares to Full Metal Jacket (1987). 

There is so much written about Full Metal Jacket, but I am not finding the same amount of film analysis for Jarhead, which is unfortunate because it is my favorite movie of all time, by far. 

Do you, or anybody else have anything that you think I should highlight in this essay? It is due a year from now but it is large so I am trying to get ahead of it. Any help or insight is greatly appreciated. 

Thanks so much,


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