Matthew Modine’s Full Metal Jacket Diary iPad App

The Kickstarter project to turn Matthew Modine‘s Full Metal Jacket Diary in to an iPad app is tantalisingly close to its funding target.

During the making of Full Metal Jacket (1987), Modine was allowed to keep a detailed diary and director Stanley Kubrick even granted him rare permission to take photos on set.

The end result was a limited edition book of about 20,000 copies but producer Adam Rackoff and Modine came up with the idea of an iPad app based on the existing materials.

It will use rescanned images, along with audio of Modine reading his own diary entries and feature previously unseen content.

Last month Rackoff and Modine created a Kickstarter page to raise the $20,000 needed to complete this project.

As I write this they currently have 252 backers who have pledged $17,889 of the $20,000 goal.

Potential donors can pledge from $1 up to $10,000.

The deadline is Friday 3rd June.

Previous film releated Kickstarter projects have included a Robocop statue in Detroit, and the US indie film I Am I.

> Kickstarter page for Matthew Modine’s “Full Metal Jacket Diary” iPad App
> Full Metal Jacket at Wikipedia
> Stanley Kubrick at MUBi

Amusing TV

Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert argue over Full Metal Jacket

This classic exchange from 1987 shows Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert argue about the merits of Full Metal Jacket after Roger had given a thumbs up to Benji The Hunted (!) but a thumbs down to the Kubrick film.

I’m with Gene on this one despite Roger’s impassioned defence about context.