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Hasford, Gustav [Michael Herr]
The Short-Timers.
Harper & Row, Publishers, New York, 1979. First edition of the novel that served as the basis for the film Full Metal Jacket. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by both Gustav Hasford and Michael Herr on the half-title page. Hasford and Herr collaborated with Stanley Kubrick to create the screenplay for the film. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by John Sposato. A unique example. The Short-Timers is a 1979 semi-autobiographical novel by U.S. Marine Corps veteran Gustav Hasford, about his experience in the Vietnam War. Hasford served as a combat correspondent with the 1st Marine Division during the Tet Offensive of 1968. As a military journalist, he wrote stories for Leatherneck Magazine, Pacific Stars and Stripes, and Sea Tiger. The novel was later adapted into the film Full Metal Jacket by Hasford, Michael Herr, and Stanley Kubrick, starring Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio and Adam Baldwin. Full Metal Jacket received critical acclaim and an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for Kubrick, Herr, and Hasford. In 2001, the American Film Institute placed it at No. 95 in their "AFI's 100 Years.100 Thrills" poll. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB [Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.]
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