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The award-winning FMJ Diary becomes an immersive audiobook experience performed by Matthew Modine with original music & sound effects. Read more

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The award-winning FMJ Diary becomes an immersive audiobook experience performed by Matthew Modine with original music & sound effects.

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That's right! Our Full Metal Jacket Diary Kickstarter campaign may be over, but you can still support our project! Most of the rewards below are still available. Simply email us at prints@fullmetaljacketdiary.com letting us know what you want. Once we confirm availability, you can send payment via PayPal and we'll ship your rewards. It's that easy! You can also pre-order the audiobook directly from the Spectra Music Group store.

Pre-order the new audiobook and get an FMJ Diary postcard signed by Matthew Modine (while supplies last)!
Pre-order the new audiobook and get an FMJ Diary postcard signed by Matthew Modine (while supplies last)!

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"I was completely and utterly absorbed. There really is nothing like [Full Metal Jacket Diary] out there!" – Vivian Kubrick, Stanley's daughter

"Totally brilliant" – David Morrissey, actor ("The Governor"), The Walking Dead

"Full Metal Jacket Diary creates a world you get to live in. And who wouldn't want to be on set with Stanley Kubrick?" – Tim Kirk, Producer, Room 237

"Manna from Heaven for Kubrick enthusiasts." – Lee Unkrich, Director, Toy Story 3

Overview

In 1985, Stanley Kubrick encouraged a young actor named Matthew Modine to keep a journal and take photographs while playing the lead role of Pvt. Joker on the set of the Vietnam War film, Full Metal Jacket. In 2005, Modine published a limited edition book of his diary and photos which later became an interactive experience for the iPad. Now, with the Full Metal Jacket Diary Audiobook, fans can listen to Modine as he performs his diary with immersive sound effects and original music. You'll be taken back in time nearly 30 years and get a first-hand account of what it was like to work with Kubrick for the two years it took to complete the film. The audiobook features five chapters – Private Life, Vietnam, Boot Camp, On Leave, and Boot Camp Redux – totaling nearly four hours of audio. Here's a few samples.

Sample 1: Matthew has a chance encounter with Val Kilmer.

Sample 2: Matthew learns the difference between "playing" and "being."

 Sample 3: Matthew tells Kubrick a joke.

 Sample 4: Vince and Matthew are ready to come to blows!

Funds

By pre-ordering your copy of the FMJ Diary Audiobook on Kickstarter, you'll be helping us remaster the audio, design and produce an all-new 20-page photo booklet, and cover the "pressing" costs for the first run of physical CDs. $12,000 is the bare minimum we need to get this done, but the more we raise, the more CDs we can produce. Extra funds will allow us to update our website and run a successful social media and marketing campaign for the audiobook's release.

Rewards

The primary reward is the audiobook. You can either pre-order the digital version for just $15 or get the 4-disc CD set with photo booklet mailed to your home for only $25. We need to pre-sell approximately 480 CDs to reach our goal, but we have great rewards for any budget!

Note: If you want to combine rewards, simply pledge the total dollar amount and email us so we know which rewards to send you. For example, if you want the poster ($35) and the Blu-ray ($100), simply pledge $135 and let us know! We'll make a special note next to your name in the Backer report.

$1 for a hi-res FMJ Diary computer desktop image (design TBD).
$1 for a hi-res FMJ Diary computer desktop image (design TBD).
$5 for the desktop image + a Twitter shout-out from @FMJDiary (we'll also follow you!)
$5 for the desktop image + a Twitter shout-out from @FMJDiary (we'll also follow you!)
                                                                      
$15 for a digital download of the FMJ Diary Audiobook with photo booklet PDF + the $5 rewards
$15 for a digital download of the FMJ Diary Audiobook with photo booklet PDF + the $5 rewards
$25 for the 4-disc FMJ Diary Audiobook with photo booklet + a limited edition 5 x 5-inch mini print of Kubrick's Director's Chair autographed by Matthew Modine + all of the $15 rewards
$25 for the 4-disc FMJ Diary Audiobook with photo booklet + a limited edition 5 x 5-inch mini print of Kubrick's Director's Chair autographed by Matthew Modine + all of the $15 rewards
$35 for this limited edition 18 x 24-inch poster autographed by Matthew Modine + all of the $15 rewards (frame not included)
$35 for this limited edition 18 x 24-inch poster autographed by Matthew Modine + all of the $15 rewards (frame not included)
$100 for the 25th Anniversary Blu-ray "Book" Edition of "Full Metal Jacket" autographed by Matthew Modine + a signed and numbered limited edition 5 x 5-inch mini print of Kubrick's Director's Chair + your name in the photo booklet + all of the $15 rewards
$100 for the 25th Anniversary Blu-ray "Book" Edition of "Full Metal Jacket" autographed by Matthew Modine + a signed and numbered limited edition 5 x 5-inch mini print of Kubrick's Director's Chair + your name in the photo booklet + all of the $15 rewards
$400 for this limited edition fine art print (9 x 9-inch image on 11 x 14-inch sheet) of Kubrick's Director's Chair signed and numbered by Matthew Modine + your name in the photo booklet + all of the $15 rewards
$400 for this limited edition fine art print (9 x 9-inch image on 11 x 14-inch sheet) of Kubrick's Director's Chair signed and numbered by Matthew Modine + your name in the photo booklet + all of the $15 rewards
        
$400 for this limited edition fine art print (9 x 9-inch image on 11 x 14-inch sheet) of Doug Milsome (DP) and Stanley Kubrick signed and numbered by Matthew Modine + your name in the photo booklet + all of the $15 rewards
$400 for this limited edition fine art print (9 x 9-inch image on 11 x 14-inch sheet) of Doug Milsome (DP) and Stanley Kubrick signed and numbered by Matthew Modine + your name in the photo booklet + all of the $15 rewards
$400 for this limited edition fine art print (9 x 9-inch image on 11 x 14-inch sheet) of Stanley and Vivian Kubrick signed and numbered by Matthew Modine + your name in the photo booklet + all of the $15 rewards
$400 for this limited edition fine art print (9 x 9-inch image on 11 x 14-inch sheet) of Stanley and Vivian Kubrick signed and numbered by Matthew Modine + your name in the photo booklet + all of the $15 rewards
$400 for this limited edition fine art print (9 x 9-inch image on 11 x 14-inch sheet) of Vincent D'Onofrio (Pvt. Pyle) signed and numbered by Matthew Modine + your name in the photo booklet + all of the $15 rewards
$400 for this limited edition fine art print (9 x 9-inch image on 11 x 14-inch sheet) of Vincent D'Onofrio (Pvt. Pyle) signed and numbered by Matthew Modine + your name in the photo booklet + all of the $15 rewards
$400 for this limited edition fine art print (9 x 9-inch image on 11 x 14-inch sheet) of Adam Baldwin (Animal Mother) signed and numbered by Matthew Modine + your name in the photo booklet + all of the $15 rewards
$400 for this limited edition fine art print (9 x 9-inch image on 11 x 14-inch sheet) of Adam Baldwin (Animal Mother) signed and numbered by Matthew Modine + your name in the photo booklet + all of the $15 rewards
$400 for this limited edition fine art print (9 x 9-inch image on 11 x 14-inch sheet) of R. Lee Ermey (Gunnery Sergeant Hartman) signed and numbered by Matthew Modine + your name in the photo booklet + all of the $15 rewards
$400 for this limited edition fine art print (9 x 9-inch image on 11 x 14-inch sheet) of R. Lee Ermey (Gunnery Sergeant Hartman) signed and numbered by Matthew Modine + your name in the photo booklet + all of the $15 rewards
$600 for this extremely rare Rome Film Festival Edition of FMJ Diary signed by Matthew Modine + your name in the photo booklet + all of the $15 rewards
$600 for this extremely rare Rome Film Festival Edition of FMJ Diary signed by Matthew Modine + your name in the photo booklet + all of the $15 rewards
$800 for an original copy of FMJ Diary from 2005 + a fine art print (9 x 9-inch image on 11 x 14-inch sheet) of Kubrick's Director's Chair – both signed by Matthew Modine + your name in the photo booklet + all of the $15 rewards
$800 for an original copy of FMJ Diary from 2005 + a fine art print (9 x 9-inch image on 11 x 14-inch sheet) of Kubrick's Director's Chair – both signed by Matthew Modine + your name in the photo booklet + all of the $15 rewards
$5,000 for a huge 36 x 36-inch fine art print of Stanley Kubrick's Director's Chair signed by Matthew Modine (similar to the one pictured, frame not included) + an Associate Producer credit in the photo booklet + all of the $25 rewards
$5,000 for a huge 36 x 36-inch fine art print of Stanley Kubrick's Director's Chair signed by Matthew Modine (similar to the one pictured, frame not included) + an Associate Producer credit in the photo booklet + all of the $25 rewards

Links

Official website

iPad App Kickstarter campaign

Like us on Facebook

Follow @FMJDiary on Twitter

Follow @MatthewModine on Twitter

Follow @AdamRackoff on Twitter

Spectra Music Group

Credits

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge is time. Most of our creative team have "day" jobs, which means we'll have to work around their busy schedules. This is always a challenge when working on a small independent project. There's also the risk of sickness or injury. None of this will prevent us from completing the project, but it could cause delays.

The delivery dates listed for each reward tier are our best "estimates" based upon what we know now. We will fulfill all the existing rewards (Blu-rays, prints, books) first, then produce and ship the custom Kickstarter rewards (posters), and last, we'll send out the audiobooks.

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Rewards

  • You selected
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    5 backers

    You’ll get a hi-res FMJ Diary computer desktop image created by app designer Jason Parry.

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    7 backers

    You’ll get a Twitter shout-out from Matthew Modine's @FMJDiary and we'll follow you! You'll also get the computer desktop image.

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    Pledge $15 or more

    58 backers

    You’ll get an advanced digital download of the FMJ Diary Audiobook with photo booklet PDF + Twitter shout-out + desktop image!

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    Pledge $25 or more

    86 backers

    CD Set: You’ll get the 4-disc FMJ Diary Audiobook with photo booklet + a limited edition 5 x 5-inch mini print of Kubrick's Director's Chair autographed by Matthew Modine + all of the $15 rewards!

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    21 backers Limited (179 left of 200)

    Poster: You’ll get an FMJ Diary limited edition 18 x 24-inch poster designed by Livia Lucie. The poster features a minimalist typographic illustration autographed by Matthew Modine and printed exclusively for this Kickstarter campaign! You’ll also receive all of the $15 rewards!

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    26 backers

    CD Set + Poster: You'll get all the $1, $5, $15, $25, and $35 rewards for just 60 bucks!

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  • You selected
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    0 backers Limited (15 left of 15)

    NEW REWARD! Get the new "Memphis Belle" Blu-ray edition autographed by Matthew Modine! We know this isn't a Full Metal Jacket reward, but Matthew's Uncle Wylder was a B-17 pilot in WWII - just like Matthew portrays in the film. Matthew talks about him in his Full Metal Jacket Diary. You'll also receive all of the $15 rewards.

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  • You selected
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    10 backers All gone!

    You'll receive the 25th Anniversary Blu-ray "Book" Edition of Full Metal Jacket autographed by Matthew Modine and a limited edition 5 x 5-inch mini print of Kubrick's Director's Chair signed and numbered by Matthew Modine. You'll also receive all of the $15 rewards + your name (or a veteran’s name you love) will be published on a Special Thanks page in the FMJ Diary photo booklet!

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  • You selected
    Pledge $105 or more

    29 backers All gone!

    MORE BLU-RAYS! You'll receive the 25th Anniversary Blu-ray "Book" Edition of Full Metal Jacket autographed by Matthew Modine and a limited edition 5 x 5-inch mini print of Kubrick's Director's Chair signed and numbered by Matthew Modine. You'll also receive all of the $15 rewards + your name (or a veteran’s name you love) will be published on a Special Thanks page in the FMJ Diary photo booklet!

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    Pledge $400 or more

    1 backer Limited (1 left of 2)

    Limited edition print of Stanley Kubrick's Director's Chair taken by Matthew Modine on set. Archival pigment fine art print. This is a limited edition of only 9 prints. 9 x 9-inch image on 11 x 14-inch sheet. Signed and numbered by Matthew Modine. You'll also receive all of the $15 rewards + your name (or a veteran’s name you love) will be published on a Special Thanks page in the FMJ Diary photo booklet!

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  • You selected
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    1 backer Limited (7 left of 8)

    Limited edition print of Doug Milsome (Cinematographer) and Stanley Kubrick taken by Matthew Modine on set. Archival pigment fine art print. This is a limited edition of only 9 prints. 9 x 9-inch image on 11 x 14-inch sheet. Signed and numbered by Matthew Modine.You'll also receive all of the $15 rewards + your name (or a veteran’s name you love) will be published on a Special Thanks page in the FMJ Diary photo booklet!

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  • You selected
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    2 backers Limited (6 left of 8)

    Limited edition print of Stanley Kubrick taken by Matthew Modine on set. Archival pigment fine art print. This is a limited edition of only 9 prints. 9 x 9-inch image on 11 x 14-inch sheet. Signed and numbered by Matthew Modine. You'll also receive all of the $15 rewards + your name (or a veteran’s name you love) will be published on a Special Thanks page in the FMJ Diary photo booklet!

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  • You selected
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    0 backers Limited (9 left of 9)

    Limited edition print of Vincent D'Onofrio (Pvt. Pyle) taken by Matthew Modine on set. Archival pigment fine art print. This is a limited edition of only 9 prints. 9 x 9-inch image on 11 x 14-inch sheet. Signed and numbered by Matthew Modine. You'll also receive all of the $15 rewards + your name (or a veteran’s name you love) will be published on a Special Thanks page in the FMJ Diary photo booklet!

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  • You selected
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    1 backer Limited (7 left of 8)

    Limited edition print of Adam Baldwin (Animal Mother) taken by Matthew Modine on set. Archival pigment fine art print. This is a limited edition of only 9 prints. 9 x 9-inch image on 11 x 14-inch sheet. Signed and numbered by Matthew Modine. You'll also receive all of the $15 rewards + your name (or a veteran’s name you love) will be published on a Special Thanks page in the FMJ Diary photo booklet!

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  • You selected
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    0 backers Limited (8 left of 8)

    Limited edition print of R. Lee Ermey (Gunnery Sergeant Hartman) taken by Matthew Modine on set. Archival pigment fine art print. This is a limited edition of only 9 prints. 9 x 9-inch image on 11 x 14-inch sheet. Signed and numbered by Matthew Modine. You'll also receive all of the $15 rewards + your name (or a veteran’s name you love) will be published on a Special Thanks page in the FMJ Diary photo booklet!

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    0 backers Limited (6 left of 6)

    Book: You'll receive the extremely RARE Rome Film Festival hardcover edition of FMJ Diary. Only 750 copies were printed and distributed to festival filmmakers and VIPs in 2012 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Full Metal Jacket. Each copy is hand-numbered and factory sealed in plastic with a small section of plastic removed for Matthew's signature. You'll also receive all of the $15 rewards + your name (or a veteran’s name you love) will be published on a Special Thanks page in the FMJ Diary photo booklet!

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    1 backer Limited (1 left of 2)

    Book + Print: You'll get the original out-of-print limited edition metal-encased book from 2005 + a fine art print of Stanley Kubrick's Director's Chair – both signed by Matthew Modine! You'll also receive all of the $15 rewards + your name (or a veteran’s name you love) will be published on a Special Thanks page in the FMJ Diary photo booklet!

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    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    You'll get a HUGE 36 x 36-inch fine art print of Stanley Kubrick's Director's Chair autographed by Matthew Modine. This is a limited edition (1 of 2) true B/W (RC) print on Ilford Pearl paper. You'll also be rewarded with an Associate Producer credit in the FMJ Diary photo booklet and get all of the $25 and $35 rewards!

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    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    You'll get a HUGE custom 40 x 40-inch print of your choice. Pick almost any photo taken by Matthew on the set of Full Metal Jacket and we'll produce a one-of-a-kind (1 of 1) print just for you. You'll also be rewarded with an Associate Producer credit in the FMJ Diary photo booklet and get all of the $25 and $35 rewards!

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Funding period

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