Download This: Matthew Modine's 'Full Metal Jacket' Diary iPad App

February 2, 2013

Matthew Modine's Full Metal Jacket Diary

Get ready to travel back to the mid-1980s for an intimate behind-the-scenes look at the making of Stanley Kubrick's war classic Full Metal Jacket. I'm not exactly sure when this app was first released, but there's an iPad app available (currently for $9.99 in the App Store) made by Matthew Modine that chronicles the production of Full Metal Jacket in a virtual, interactive diary. The app is literally called "Matthew Modine's Full Metal Jacket Diary" and it features over 400 high-res photos, five chapters chronicling the filmmaking process from Modine's out-of-print book, a nearly four hour audio experience, and more. Whoa, this is cool!

Here are a few screenshots plus intro video for the Full Metal Jacket Diary, available in the iPad App Store:

Matthew Modine's Full Metal Jacket Diary

Matthew Modine's Full Metal Jacket Diary

Matthew Modine's Full Metal Jacket Diary

"In 1985, Stanley Kubrick encouraged me to take photos and keep a journal while playing the lead role of Pvt. Joker on the set of Full Metal Jacket. In 2005, I published a limited edition book of my photos and diary. This app is based on that book; enriched and reimagined as an interactive, audiovisual experience. I hope you enjoy it!" –Matthew Modine. This looks like an extensive app that's definitely worth it for any avid fan of the movie from 1987. Modine's Full Metal Jacket Diary is a premium app experience that offers users the choice to read or listen to his diary and includes detailed information on photos including dates, locations, bonus galleries and a whole lot more. Compatible with iPad 1 and 2, and optimized for the new iPad with HD Retina display. For more info, visit their site:

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Some iconic bits, sure, but mediocre movie, really. In the same way as Deliverance. Plus, I would rather just HAVE the files, no software attached. And PAY for it? You've gotta be kidding me.

Johnnie Debenhams on Feb 2, 2013


Someone's jealous.

Jim on Feb 2, 2013


It's hidden in plain sight. In almost every shot. Look again.

David Banner on Feb 3, 2013


You should make your own app and share it with us - for free. Good luck with that.

Matthew Modine on Jul 4, 2014


I interviewed Modine about this app and his work a few months ago. A very nice bloke and a cool looking app

Phil Edwards on Feb 3, 2013


Thank you, Phil. Peace.

Matthew Modine on Jul 4, 2014


In most cases, I would say that this was a cash grab by a has-been star, but in this case, I think it's a great use of new media to expose a fascinating perspective of one of my favourite films about the Vietnam war.

fazha on Feb 4, 2013


Fazha - what have you accomplished with your life? Better a "has been" than a never was. Good luck with your life.

Matthew Modine on Jul 4, 2014

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