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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.
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).
BASED on Anthony Swofford's memoirs as a Marine during the Gulf War, Jarhead is a harrowing account of a conflict hidden from the world.
Jarhead (2hrs 3mins) Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Jamie Foxx
For all of its technical brio ( and Jarhead is extremely accomplished, mimicking the same handheld camerawork as Saving Private Ryan ( the film lacks an emotional core.
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.
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.
BRIT director Sam Mendes has gone Hollywood in a big way with Jarhead, one of those War Is Hell movies which uses every war cliche in the book.
Sam Mendes' smooth transition from darling of the British theatre to Hollywood director is set to continue this week with the release of his latest film, Jarhead.