History Literature / TheQuietAmerican

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.]]
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.
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