History Literature / TheQuietAmerican

21st Feb '17 10:15:39 AM Mdumas43073
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''The Quiet American'' is a novel written in 1955 by Graham Greene. It was made into a movie on two occasions, in 1958 by Creator/JosephLMankiewicz starring Creator/MichaelRedgrave and Creator/AudieMurphy, and in 2002 by Philip Noyce starring Creator/MichaelCaine and Creator/BrendanFraser.

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''The Quiet American'' is a novel written in 1955 by Graham Greene.Creator/GrahamGreene. It was made into a movie on two occasions, in 1958 by Creator/JosephLMankiewicz starring Creator/MichaelRedgrave and Creator/AudieMurphy, and in 2002 by Philip Noyce starring Creator/MichaelCaine and Creator/BrendanFraser.
8th Oct '16 5:47:16 PM DeepRed
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* TheFilmOfTheBook: This second adaptation was much closer to the original. If anything, it goes the complete other direction to the 1958 film; [[spoiler:amongst other things, it adds a scene where Pyle's Vietnamese allies massacre villagers ForTheEvulz and changes Pyle's character to make him rather less sympathetic.]]

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* TheFilmOfTheBook: This second adaptation was [[TruerToTheText much closer to the original.original]]. If anything, it goes the complete other direction to the 1958 film; [[spoiler:amongst other things, it adds a scene where Pyle's Vietnamese allies massacre villagers ForTheEvulz and changes Pyle's character to make him rather less sympathetic.]]
14th Sep '16 5:58:09 AM Aquila89
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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.
10th Jul '16 9:20:43 PM aishwarya
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* OneHeadTaller: A non-romantic variation: there is a scene in the middle of the movie where Fowler walks through a crowded Vietnamese street. Fowler, played by the 6' 3'' Redgrave, is conspicuously head and shoulders above all the local extras used in the shot.
10th Jul '16 9:18:07 PM aishwarya
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* AloneInACrowd: The film ends with a distraught [[spoiler: Fowler]] rejecting [[spoiler: Vigot]]'s offer to drive past the church for solace and instead walking away through the festive crowd, where he is soon lost from view.



** There is a story that Michael Redgrave was discomfited by Murphy's stare and asked Mankiewicz if he could suggest to Murphy to blink more often. Mankiewicz didn't comply.

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** There is a story that During the filming, Michael Redgrave was discomfited by Murphy's stare and asked Mankiewicz if he could suggest to Murphy to blink more often. Mankiewicz didn't comply.
14th Jun '16 5:11:37 AM aishwarya
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* FakeNationality: Phuong (who may or may not be mixed race, it is never made clear) is played by Italian actress Giorgia Moll, and her sister by reputedly Algerian (possibly French) actress Kerima.
** {{Averted}} for the male leads, as Fowler, Payne and Vigot are played by English actor Creator/MichaelRedgrave, American actor Creator/AudieMurphy and French actor Claude Dauphin respectively.
14th Jun '16 5:11:01 AM aishwarya
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* FakeNationality: Phuong (who may or may not be mixed race, it is never made clear) is played by Italian actress Giorgia Moll, and her sister by reputedly Algerian (possibly French) actress Kerima.
** {{Averted}} for the male leads, as Fowler, Payne and Vigot are played by English actor Creator/MichaelRedgrave, American actor Creator/AudieMurphy and French actor Claude Dauphin respectively.



* RaceLift: Phuong (who may or may not be mixed race, it is never made clear) is played by Italian actress Giorgia Moll, and her sister by reputedly Algerian (possibly French) actress Kerima.
** {{Averted}} for the male leads, as Fowler, Payne and Vigot are played by English actor Creator/MichaelRedgrave, American actor Creator/AudieMurphy and French actor Claude Dauphin respectively.
14th Jun '16 4:36:24 AM aishwarya
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[[caption-width-right:350:The 1958 version]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:The 1958 version]]adaptation]]



[[caption-width-right:350:The 2002 version]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:The 2002 version]]adaptation]]



* ManlyTears: After Phuong leaves him for Pyle, Fowler breaks down and cries in a wash room.



* ThousandYardStare: Audie Murphy gives Pyle a fixed, unblinking stare.

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* ThousandYardStare: Audie Murphy gives plays the character of Pyle with a fixed, unblinking stare.
14th Jun '16 4:30:37 AM aishwarya
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* AdaptationalHeroism: Pyle is a genuine aid worker and is not involved in supplying plastics for bomb manufacturing.
** Fowler does not have an opium addiction, unlike in the novel.



* HeroicBSOD: Fowler falls into this mode from the moment Phuong leaves him, and it only gets worse and worse. Michael Redgrave portrays the growing lifelessness in Fowler's eyes to perfection.




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** {{Averted}} for the male leads, as Fowler, Payne and Vigot are played by English actor Creator/MichaelRedgrave, American actor Creator/AudieMurphy and French actor Claude Dauphin respectively.
* ThousandYardStare: Audie Murphy gives Pyle a fixed, unblinking stare.
** There is a story that Michael Redgrave was discomfited by Murphy's stare and asked Mankiewicz if he could suggest to Murphy to blink more often. Mankiewicz didn't comply.
14th Jun '16 4:15:53 AM aishwarya
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* PyrrhicVictory: Fowler at the end.

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* PyrrhicVictory: Fowler [[spoiler: Fowler]] at the end.
* RaceLift: Phuong (who may or may not be mixed race, it is never made clear) is played by Italian actress Giorgia Moll, and her sister by reputedly Algerian (possibly French) actress Kerima.
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