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jarhead

n. a U.S. Marine. (Attributed to the shape of a cap and to the haircut.) Do you want to spend a few years as a gravel-pounder or a jarhead? You get free clothes with both jobs.
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Modern war is now technological war, or at least that is the point that Jarhead emphasises.
Jarhead may help Soldiers come to terms with their experiences.
Jarheads scream in anticipation of the helicopters' strafing of the seaside village: "Shoot the motherfuckers," yells Gyllenhaal's Swofford.
Jarhead 2: Field of Fire is a thrilling action-adventure that celebrates the courage and patriotism of the men and women in the U.
Keeping the so-called jarheads (the name refers to the style of hair cut) in shape - and firmly in their place - is the tough Staff Sergeant Sykes (Jamie Foxx fresh from his Ray Oscar glory).
Afterwards he comes home and he sees that whatever he does with his life, he will always remain a Jarhead .
His second film, Road To Perdition, used the 30s gangster milieu for a father-son tale of redemption and now comes Jarhead, his adaptation of former Marine Anthony Swof-ford's account of his experiences during the first Iraq war.
While this particular book keys in on the troops who fought from Normandy to the Elbe, the same factors hold true for any newly minted infantry grunt, squid, zoomie or jarhead, from any country in any war.
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Like his Oscar-winning debut American Beauty and the magnifi-cent Road To Perdition, Mendes' fifth film (including the misfiring Gulf War movie Jarhead in 2005) is another insight into the American psyche.
Next he played against type as a violent soldier during the first Gulf War in Jarhead.
Sarsgaard's other film credits include: Boys Don't Cry, Garden State, Kinsey, Jarhead, Rendition, K-19: The Widowmaker, Flightplan, The Center of the World, The Dying Gaul, and The Man in the Iron Mask.
Jarhead is slang for a US Marine, which Gyllenhaal's character of Anthony Swofford becomes at the age of 20.
Anthony Swofford's book Jarhead did not receive an endorsement by the Marine Corps.
The last film I went to see at the cinema was Jarhead.