I don’t think so. But, hey, I am not a film expert. But someone who is argues that old King Kong was just that: “Helplessly exposed atop the Empire State Building and at the mercy of airborne machineguns, Kong resembles a doomed soldier caught in the murderous open space of No-Man’s Land.” (P. 220, January issue of “The Journal of Military History”)
There’s more. The expert in question says that “the sometimes visage-shattering wounds that soldiers received from artillery during the First World War helped give rise to the monster-movie craze of the 1930s, with its emphasis on deformity and masks.”
I dunno, maybe he’s right. In a similar case, I’ve always thought that the Jeff Goldblum remake of The Fly was really a metaphor for the emerging AIDS epidemic. It came out in 1986, the year the term “HIV” was coined.
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Marine Corps drill instructor R. Lee Ermey in his iconic role in 'Full Metal Jacket' (Warner Bros.)
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