Matthew Modine played the lead role of Pvt. Joker in Stanley Kubrick's iconic film about the Vietnam War. Modine used his personal Rolleiflex camera to capture behind-the-scenes images of the almost two years the film was in production. Now, he is auctioning 12 of those images off with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit the Purple Heart Foundation. The auction is timed to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the release of "Full Metal Jacket."
Stanley Kubrick was well-known for being extremely guarded about images being captured on the set of his films, so his allowance of Modine to take photos throughout the process of production was a rare exception to his established rule. The actor carried his Rolleiflex around with him and captured some truly striking images, some showing a behind-the-scenes glimpse of one of the greatest war movies of all time, and others that (if you didn't know better) you would swear came from a real battlefield in the heart of Vietnam.
The photos are being sold as chromogenic 16" x 16" prints on 20" x 24" gelatin silver paper, and each print will be signed by Modine. A portion of the proceeds from the auction will go to benefit the Purple Heart Foundation.
The auction runs through July 11 at 5pm EST. If you want to see more of the images or even add one to your collection, you can do so here.