History Film / EmpireOfTheSun

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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'' 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)

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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'' 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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'''''Empire of the Sun''''' is a 1987 American ComingOfAge war film based on J. G. Ballard's semi-autobiographical ''Literature/EmpireOfTheSun'' novel. 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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'''''Empire ''Empire of the Sun''''' Sun'' is a 1987 American ComingOfAge war film based on J. G. Ballard's semi-autobiographical ''Literature/EmpireOfTheSun'' novel.[[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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10th Feb '16 7:06:24 PM watchfullkittycat32
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* TimeSkip: In the second half on the movie, it skips from 1941 to 1945.
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* ThousandYardStare: Jim gives one in the ending since he has lost his innocence and witnessing all the death and violence of the war along with the true colors of someone he once looked up to.

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* ThousandYardStare: Jim gives one in the ending since he has lost his innocence and witnessing witnessed all the death and violence of the war along with the true colors of someone he once looked up to.
10th Feb '16 5:07:55 PM watchfullkittycat32
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* AdultFear: Your child is separated from you and becomes a POW at a Japanese internment camp for 4 years with the possibility that he could've been killed.



* InnocenceLost: Jim loses his thanks to the war and Basie's true colors.



* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: the story is semi-autobiographical after all.

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* ThousandYardStare: Jim gives one in the ending since he has lost his innocence and witnessing all the death and violence of the war along with the true colors of someone he once looked up to.
* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: the The story is semi-autobiographical after all.
8th Nov '15 7:00:44 AM Rmpdc
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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.]]

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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 [=A6M5=] Zeroes are easily gunned down by the more advanced P-51 Mustangs of the USAAF.]]
25th Sep '15 9:20:01 AM Akriloth2160
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[[{{NamesTheSame}} Not to be confused with]] [[{{Music/EmpireOfTheSunBand}} the Australian electronic music duo of the same name]] (especially since WordOfGod has confirmed that they didn't name themselves after this work]]).

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[[{{NamesTheSame}} Not to be confused with]] [[{{Music/EmpireOfTheSunBand}} the Australian electronic music duo of the same name]] (especially since WordOfGod has confirmed that they didn't name themselves after this work]]).work).
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[[{{NamesTheSame}} Not to be confused with]] [[{{Music/EmpireOfTheSunBand}} the Australian electronic music duo of the same name]] (especially since WordOfGod has confirmed that they didn't name themselves after this work]]).
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