History Film / HeavenAndEarth

23rd Aug '15 3:43:06 PM Random888
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* GenreKiller: The 1980s fad of Vietnam War movies came to an end with ''Heaven and Earth'', which either killed the genre or confirmed that it was dead now.
23rd Aug '15 3:42:49 PM Random888
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* GenreKiller: The 1980s fad of Vietnam War movies came to an end with ''Heaven and Earth'', which either killed the genre or confirmed that it was dead now.
23rd Nov '14 10:08:06 PM creader
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Trivia tropes.
* BillingDisplacement: Creator/TommyLeeJones is first billed, although he does not appear until halfway though the film. Creator/JoanChen, who plays the main character's mother, is billed second. Hiep Thi Le, who plays the actual main character, is billed ''tenth'' (with an [[AndStarring "And Introducing"]] credit).
9th May '14 5:12:39 AM LongLiveHumour
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Creator/OliverStone[='s=] third film about TheVietnamWar, following ''{{Film/Platoon}}'' and ''Literature/BornOnTheFourthOfJuly''. These three films are often said to form a "trilogy", although they merely share subject matter and do not take place in a shared continuity.
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Creator/OliverStone[='s=] third film about TheVietnamWar, UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, following ''{{Film/Platoon}}'' and ''Literature/BornOnTheFourthOfJuly''. These three films are often said to form a "trilogy", although they merely share subject matter and do not take place in a shared continuity.
29th Nov '13 3:49:47 AM skbc1p4res
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* RuleOfDrama * SemperFi: Averted mercilessly.

* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: The Viet Cong, of course. The people in Le Ly's village are very supportive of the V.C. and her brothers go off to fight for them. Ultimately, however, the V.C. are shown to be [[NotSoDifferent just as murderous and despicable as their American enemies]].
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* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: The Viet Cong, of course. The people in Le Ly's village are very supportive of the V.C. and her brothers go off to fight for them. Ultimately, however, the V.C. are shown to be [[NotSoDifferent just as murderous and despicable as their American enemies]].enemies]]. ----
12th Nov '13 11:31:42 AM Random888
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* BillingDisplacement: Creator/TommyLeeJones is first billed, although he does not appear until halfway though the film. Hiep Thi Le, who plays the actual main character, is billed ''tenth'' (with an [[AndStarring "And Introducing"]] credit).
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* BillingDisplacement: Creator/TommyLeeJones is first billed, although he does not appear until halfway though the film. Creator/JoanChen, who plays the main character's mother, is billed second. Hiep Thi Le, who plays the actual main character, is billed ''tenth'' (with an [[AndStarring "And Introducing"]] credit).
29th Oct '13 12:00:03 PM Random888
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* ObligatoryWarCrimeScene: Every side gets at least one.
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* ObligatoryWarCrimeScene: Every side gets at least one. Le Ly is [[ColdBloodedTorture inhumanly tortured]] by the South Vietnamese, [[RapeAsDrama raped]] by the Viet Cong, and prostituted by the Americans.
29th Oct '13 11:52:23 AM Random888
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* OccupiersoutOfOurCountry: The Americans, of course. Who are, as the film points out, merely the latest in a series of occupiers, following the Chinese, the [[UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan Japanese]], and the [[FrenchJerk French]]. We actually see the end of French rule near the beginning of the film, [[AMinorKidroduction when Le Ly is still a child]].
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* OccupiersoutOfOurCountry: OccupiersOutOfOurCountry: The Americans, of course. Who are, as the film points out, merely the latest in a series of occupiers, following the Chinese, the [[UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan Japanese]], and the [[FrenchJerk French]]. We actually see the end of French rule near the beginning of the film, [[AMinorKidroduction when Le Ly is still a child]].
29th Oct '13 11:35:57 AM Random888
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29th Oct '13 11:20:35 AM Random888
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''Heaven and Earth'' is most notable for telling the story of the war from the Vietnamese perspective, a viewpoint which Stone had been criticized for excluding in his two previous Vietnam films. The movie is VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory, being adapted from the memoirs of Le Ly Hayslip, a Vietnamese peasant who married an American soldier and became a humanitarian in the U.S.
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''Heaven and Earth'' is most notable for telling the story of the war from the Vietnamese perspective, a viewpoint which Stone had been criticized for excluding in his two previous Vietnam films. The movie is VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory, being adapted from the memoirs of Le Ly Hayslip, a Vietnamese peasant girl who married an American soldier and became a humanitarian in the U.S.

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''Heaven and Earth'' is most notable for telling the story of the war from the Vietnamese perspective, a viewpoint which Stone had been criticized for excluding in his two previous Vietnam films. The movie is VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory, being adapted from the memoirs of * RapeAsDrama: Le Ly Hayslip, a Vietnamese peasant who married an American soldier and became a humanitarian in is raped by the U.S.Viet Cong when they suspect her of spying for the South.
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