History Literature / AtPlayInTheFieldsOfTheLord

30th Jul '17 6:23:07 AM Morgenthaler
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''At Play in the Fields of the Lord'' is a 1965 novel by Peter Matthiessen. In 1991, Brazilian director Hector Babenco filmed an adaptation with a cast including Tom Berenger, Creator/JohnLithgow, Creator/DarylHannah, Creator/KathyBates, Aidan Quinn and Music/TomWaits.

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''At Play in the Fields of the Lord'' is a 1965 novel by Peter Matthiessen. In 1991, Brazilian director Hector Babenco filmed an adaptation with a cast including Tom Berenger, Creator/TomBerenger, Creator/JohnLithgow, Creator/DarylHannah, Creator/KathyBates, Aidan Quinn and Music/TomWaits.
4th Aug '16 7:40:34 AM JamesAustin
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* ValuesDissonance: An in-universe example. Young Billy is having a wonderful time with the Indian kids his age, running around as stark-naked as they are and making friends of sorts despite the language barrier; but when his mother finds him, he and his companions are [[spoiler:watching a pair of adults frolicking in a hammock]], and he's still completely undressed. This ends about as well as you'd expect given that his mother is a [[spoiler:sexually puritanical fundamentalist Christian with severe underlying issues of her own]], and Randy has to physically intervene when she starts ''beating up'' the Indians immediately afterwards.
** Afterwards he tears a strip off her for this, stressing the dangers implicit in her use of violence and her failure to understand that [[spoiler:the Indians don't share the missionaries' sense of morals (yet). Furthermore he tells her she risks giving her son a distorted and harmful view of human sexuality.]] When Randy's wife says "What if one of those things lays a hand on Billy?", Randy simply replies "He might like it."

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* ValuesDissonance: An in-universe example. Young Billy is having a wonderful time with the Indian kids his age, running around as stark-naked as they are and making friends of sorts despite the language barrier; but when his mother finds him, he and his companions are [[spoiler:watching a pair of adults frolicking in a hammock]], and he's still completely undressed. This ends about as well as you'd expect given that his mother is a [[spoiler:sexually puritanical fundamentalist Christian with severe underlying issues of her own]], and Randy has to physically intervene when she starts ''beating up'' the Indians immediately afterwards. \n** Afterwards he tears a strip off her for this, stressing the dangers implicit in her use of violence and her failure to understand that [[spoiler:the Indians don't share the missionaries' sense of morals (yet). Furthermore he tells her she risks giving her son a distorted and harmful view of human sexuality.]] When Randy's wife says "What if one of those things lays a hand on Billy?", Randy simply replies "He might like it."
2nd Apr '16 7:46:39 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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Missionaries try to save the Indian, while mercenaries try to wipe them out.

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Missionaries try to save the Indian, Indians/Native Americans, while mercenaries try to wipe them out.

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22nd Sep '15 2:46:10 AM Morgenthaler
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5th Sep '15 7:05:44 PM nombretomado
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* NativeAmericanMythology and all associated (or at least Sioux and Cheyenne) tropes.

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* NativeAmericanMythology Myth/NativeAmericanMythology and all associated (or at least Sioux and Cheyenne) tropes.
15th Mar '15 9:23:17 AM Patachou
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* ShoutOut: The Music/{{Sepultura}} album ''Music/{{Roots}}'' was inspired by the film adaptation.
14th Mar '15 3:47:27 AM Cindylover1969
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* {{Fanservice}}: Creator/DarylHannah has a nude scene.
* FanDisservice: So does Kathy Bates.


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* TitleDrop: "I'm at play in the fields of the Lord."
31st Dec '14 6:16:13 PM nombretomado
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''At Play in the Fields of the Lord'' is a 1965 novel by Peter Matthiessen. In 1991, Brazilian director Hector Babenco filmed an adaptation with a cast including Tom Berenger, JohnLithgow, Creator/DarylHannah, Creator/KathyBates, Aidan Quinn and Music/TomWaits.

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''At Play in the Fields of the Lord'' is a 1965 novel by Peter Matthiessen. In 1991, Brazilian director Hector Babenco filmed an adaptation with a cast including Tom Berenger, JohnLithgow, Creator/JohnLithgow, Creator/DarylHannah, Creator/KathyBates, Aidan Quinn and Music/TomWaits.
1st Mar '14 7:48:37 PM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* TearJerker: Randy's affirmative answer to [[spoiler:his young son]]'s question: [[spoiler:Am I going to die?]] By the time he asks it, the audience knows the answer is yes, and soon.
3rd Jan '14 5:47:16 AM pathdoc
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* HopeSpot: Randy gives the antibiotics to Moon.


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* TearJerker: Randy's affirmative answer to [[spoiler:his young son]]'s question: [[spoiler:Am I going to die?]] By the time he asks it, the audience knows the answer is yes, and soon.
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