History Literature / TheQuietAmerican

20th Dec '17 11:25:35 PM Fireblood
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* FalseFlagOperation: The bombings Pyle orchestrates are blamed on Communists to justify further American involvement. The same may also be true of the village massacre.

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* FalseFlagOperation: The bombings Pyle orchestrates are blamed on Communists to justify further American involvement. The same may also be true of the village massacre.massacre earlier.
20th Dec '17 11:24:53 PM Fireblood
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* FalseFlagOperation: The bombings Pyle orchestrates are blamed on the Communists to justify further American involvement. The same may also be true of the village massacre.

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* FalseFlagOperation: The bombings Pyle orchestrates are blamed on the Communists to justify further American involvement. The same may also be true of the village massacre.
20th Dec '17 11:24:13 PM Fireblood
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* FalseFlagOperation: The bombings Pyle orchestrates are blamed on the Communists to justify further American involvement.

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* FalseFlagOperation: The bombings Pyle orchestrates are blamed on the Communists to justify further American involvement. The same may also be true of the village massacre.
20th Dec '17 11:23:12 PM Fireblood
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* FalseFlagOperation: The bombings Pyle orchestrates are blamed on the Communists to justify further American involvement.
20th Dec '17 11:16:02 PM Fireblood
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* LastNameBasis: Fowler always calls Pyle on his last name. Pyle repeatedly asks him to call him Alden, but Fowler can't bring himself to it.

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* LastNameBasis: Fowler always calls Pyle on by his last name. Pyle repeatedly asks him to call him Alden, but Fowler can't bring himself to do it.



* LoveTriangle: Fowler, Pyle and Phung.

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* LoveTriangle: Fowler, Pyle and Phung.Phuong.
23rd Aug '17 11:39:55 PM ritzoreo
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* AdaptationalBadass: Unlike the novel and the 1958 film, in the 2002 version [[spoiler:Pyle]] isn't way out of his league, but rather his [[spoiler:humanitarian mission is actually an elaborate front and Pyle's really an American intelligence agent]] deliberately placed there by his employers to fight the communists.

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* AdaptationalBadass: Unlike the novel and the 1958 film, in the 2002 version [[spoiler:Pyle]] [[spoiler: Pyle]] isn't way out of his league, but rather his [[spoiler:humanitarian mission is actually an elaborate front and Pyle's really an American intelligence agent]] deliberately placed there by his employers to fight and hinder the communists.
23rd Aug '17 11:37:37 PM ritzoreo
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* AdaptationalBadass: Unlike the novel and the 1958 film, in the 2002 version [[spoiler:Pyle]] isn't way out of his league, but rather his [[spoiler:humanitarian mission is just a front and he's really an expert]] deliberately placed there by his employers to fight the communists.

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* AdaptationalBadass: Unlike the novel and the 1958 film, in the 2002 version [[spoiler:Pyle]] isn't way out of his league, but rather his [[spoiler:humanitarian mission is just a actually an elaborate front and he's Pyle's really an expert]] American intelligence agent]] deliberately placed there by his employers to fight the communists.
23rd Aug '17 11:35:54 PM ritzoreo
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* AdaptationalBadass: Unlike the novel and the 1958 film, in the 2002 version Pyle isn't way out of his league, but rather his humanitarian mission is just a front and he's really an expert deliberately placed there by his employers to fight the communists.

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* AdaptationalBadass: Unlike the novel and the 1958 film, in the 2002 version Pyle [[spoiler:Pyle]] isn't way out of his league, but rather his humanitarian [[spoiler:humanitarian mission is just a front and he's really an expert expert]] deliberately placed there by his employers to fight the communists.
23rd Aug '17 11:34:53 PM ritzoreo
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* AdaptationalBadass: Unlike the novel and the 1958 film, in the 2002 version Pyle isn't way out of his league, but rather his humanitarian mission is just a front and he's really an expert deliberately placed there by his employers to fight the communists.
27th May '17 12:33:33 PM nombretomado
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* TheVietnamWar: The story shows how Americans first began to get embroiled in Vietnam.



* CallForward: The bit in the second adaptation where [[spoiler:Pyle's Vietnamese allies massacre a bunch of villagers [[ForTheEvulz for basically no reason at all]] can be seen as foreshadowing the atrocities committed by both the ARVN and American forces--think My Lai--during TheVietnamWar.]]

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* CallForward: The bit in the second adaptation where [[spoiler:Pyle's Vietnamese allies massacre a bunch of villagers [[ForTheEvulz for basically no reason at all]] can be seen as foreshadowing the atrocities committed by both the ARVN and American forces--think My Lai--during TheVietnamWar.UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar.]]
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