It's not that the second half of Full Metal Jacket, the
I shouldn't even be discussing Diesel in an entry where I'm supposed to be talking about Stanley Kubrick's last great film. As much as I love Scorsese, or the Coens, Kubrick's strength is in his cinematography. He shoots his films as if you're looking into a mirror with another mirror behind you so that you "see infinity." Who doesn't love infinity? The coolest thing about visual infinity is that the further way you get from the original source, the image weakens, even though it continues to get smaller and smaller. Infinity is always used to describe things like outer space because of it's size or two children arguing about who has more of something which leads to one saying "times infinity" which is naturally followed by "infinity plus 1", but it is rarely used to describe it's reverse effect which is just as man has no concept of the greatness of space, we are equally ignorant in the littleness of space as well. This amazes me. It seems as if infinity can turn air inside-out, after all, can we not constantly divide? It's almost as if the concept of nothing doesn't exist because there's always something. You can even use infinity to describe the roles of Vin Diesel's career, because as bad as he was, there was always the possibility of greater roles for him, but instead, he's now faced with the prospect of starting to have to do television, then commercials, and eventually Goofy. Ultimately, the question about reverse infinity is, is there anything less than Goofy? Of course there is.