History Film / EmpireOfTheSun

18th Mar '18 9:05:28 AM Godzillawolf
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* ThatManIsDead: [[spoiler:Subtle example. When Jim tries futilely to revive the kamikaze kid pilot with CPR, he sees himself at the start of the film laying on the ground instead. Who Jim was at the start of the film is never coming back.]]
* TheScrounger: As time goes on, Jim acquires scrounger skills from Basie, an American sailor and master scrounger.



* TheScrounger: As time goes on, Jim acquires scrounger skills from Basie, an American sailor and master scrounger.
6th Jan '18 6:27:21 PM costanton11
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* OrchestralBombing: Complete with a score by JohnWilliams.

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* OrchestralBombing: Complete with a score by JohnWilliams.Music/JohnWilliams.
1st Jan '18 12:36:09 PM rigpig
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* ShoutOut: not in the film itself, but the 2017 tv adaptation of David Walliams’ book GrandpasGreatEscape references various images and soundtrack elements
18th Oct '17 5:33:37 PM ClintEastwood
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* CreatorCameo: Creator/JGBallard, author of the book, appears as an extra in the costume party.
28th Jan '17 12:49:56 PM Lanes17B
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* ApocalypseAnarchy: Mentioned by Basie, who states that the worst part of a a war are the beginning and end. [spoiler: True to form, people run in every direction as the Japanese invade, and any token resistance is immediately destroyed. Once the occupation sets in, foreign nationals are corralled into internment camps, where they eke out a somewhat comfortable existence. When the Empire of Japan is defeated, once again chaos reigns as internees are evacuated, any Japanese resistance is wiped out via bombing, and any liberated internees have no where to go until Allied forces reoccupy lost territory, and order is established once more.]

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* ApocalypseAnarchy: Mentioned by Basie, who states that the worst part of a a war are the beginning and end. [spoiler: [[spoiler: True to form, people run in every direction as the Japanese invade, and any token resistance is immediately destroyed. Once the occupation sets in, foreign nationals are corralled into internment camps, where they eke out a somewhat comfortable existence. When the Empire of Japan is defeated, once again chaos reigns as internees are evacuated, any Japanese resistance is wiped out via bombing, and any liberated internees have no where to go until Allied forces reoccupy lost territory, and order is established once more.]]]
28th Jan '17 12:49:14 PM Lanes17B
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* ApocalypseAnarchy: Mentioned by Basie, who states that the worst part of a a war are the beginning and end. [spoiler: True to form, people run in every direction as the Japanese invade, and any token resistance is immediately destroyed. Once the occupation sets in, foreign nationals are corralled into internment camps, where they eke out a somewhat comfortable existence. When the Empire of Japan is defeated, once again chaos reigns as internees are evacuated, any Japanese resistance is wiped out via bombing, and any liberated internees have no where to go until Allied forces reoccupy lost territory, and order is established once more.]
5th Nov '16 9:42:37 PM Eagal
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* BilingualBonus: At the internment camp, the lady serving Jamie and the other refugees their potatoes speaks in un-subtitled Mandarin Chinese. What she says translates to "you should be happy that you get to eat, I don't get to eat."
20th Oct '16 9:43:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* KatanasOfTheRisingSun: Duh. Both the Japanese Army and Navy are heavily featured throughout the film. The Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service even makes an appearance [[spoiler: but their older [=A6M5=] Zeroes are easily gunned down by the more advanced P-51 Mustangs of the USAAF.]]



* YanksWithTanks: Most notably the USAAF's [[CaptainObvious P-51D Mustangs.]]
17th Apr '16 12:39:26 AM Mdumas43073
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->''P-51! Cadillac of the sky!''

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->''P-51! ->''"P-51! Cadillac of the sky!''sky!"''



''Empire of the Sun'' is a 1987 American ComingOfAge war film based on J. G. Ballard's semi-autobiographical [[Literature/EmpireOfTheSun'' novel of the same name]]. Creator/StevenSpielberg directed the film, which stars Creator/ChristianBale, Creator/JohnMalkovich, Miranda Richardson, and Nigel Havers.

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''Empire of the Sun'' is a 1987 American ComingOfAge war film based on J. G. Ballard's semi-autobiographical [[Literature/EmpireOfTheSun'' [[Literature/EmpireOfTheSun novel of the same name]]. Creator/StevenSpielberg directed the film, which stars Creator/ChristianBale, Creator/JohnMalkovich, Miranda Richardson, and Nigel Havers.
17th Apr '16 12:39:04 AM Mdumas43073
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-->-- '''Jim Graham''' (Creator/ChristianBale)

''Empire of the Sun'' is a 1987 American ComingOfAge war film based on J. G. Ballard's semi-autobiographical [[Literature/EmpireOfTheSun'' novel of the same name]]. Creator/StevenSpielberg directed the film, which stars Creator/ChristianBale, Creator/JohnMalkovich, Miranda Richardson, and Nigel Havers. The film tells the story of Jamie "Jim" Graham, a young boy who goes from living with his wealthy British family in UsefulNotes/{{Shanghai}}, to becoming a prisoner of war in the Lunghua Civilian Assembly Center, a Japanese internment camp, during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.

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-->-- '''Jim Graham''' (Creator/ChristianBale)

Graham'''

''Empire of the Sun'' is a 1987 American ComingOfAge war film based on J. G. Ballard's semi-autobiographical [[Literature/EmpireOfTheSun'' novel of the same name]]. Creator/StevenSpielberg directed the film, which stars Creator/ChristianBale, Creator/JohnMalkovich, Miranda Richardson, and Nigel Havers.

The film tells the story of Jamie "Jim" Graham, Graham (Bale), a young boy who goes from living with his wealthy British family in UsefulNotes/{{Shanghai}}, to becoming a prisoner of war in the Lunghua Civilian Assembly Center, a Japanese internment camp, during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
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