History YMMV / EmpireOfTheSun

18th Oct '17 5:34:36 PM ClintEastwood
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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: meets FacingTheBulletsOneLiner when Jim takes Basie back to his abandoned house to see if there's anything worth taking from it. Unfortunately, the house is no longer abandoned, but now quarters Japanese officers who proceed to [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beat the living shit out of Basie.]] He casually tosses Jim his aviator shades before the beatdown, with the line, "I want these back when they're done, kid!"
* CrowningMomentOfFunny - Basie deadpans "I bet my Life", referring to his magazine.

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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: meets FacingTheBulletsOneLiner when Jim takes Basie back to his abandoned house to see if there's anything worth taking from it. Unfortunately, the house is no longer abandoned, but now quarters Japanese officers who proceed to [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown beat the living shit out of Basie.]] He casually tosses Jim his aviator shades before the beatdown, with the line, "I want these back when they're done, kid!"
* CrowningMomentOfFunny -
CrowningMomentOfFunny: Basie deadpans "I bet my Life", referring to his magazine.
18th Oct '17 5:32:17 PM ClintEastwood
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* EnforcedMethodActing: In the scene where Jamie goes back home to look for his parents, a maid he berated earlier [[TheDogBitesBack slaps him and steals some furniture.]] The look of pain and betrayal on Jamie's face was genuine since behind the cameras, the scene was practiced with a fake slap, but when it was filmed for real, [[Creator/StevenSpielberg Steven Spielberg]] told the actress to slap [[Creator/ChristianBale Christian Bale]] for real.



* RetroactiveRecognition: Creator/BenStiller as one of the American prisoners of war.
** Not to mention [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga Batman]] as our KidHero.
** A very emaciated [[Film/TheMatrix Cypher]] is Basie's put-upon number two, Frank.
** And a young [[Series/DoctorWho Eighth Doctor]] in a blink-or-you'll-miss-it part.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: RetroactiveRecognition:
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Creator/BenStiller as one of the American prisoners of war.
** Not to mention [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga Batman]] Creator/ChristianBale as our KidHero.
** A very emaciated [[Film/TheMatrix Cypher]] Creator/JoePantoliano is Basie's put-upon number two, Frank.
** And a young [[Series/DoctorWho Eighth Doctor]] Creator/PaulMcGann in a blink-or-you'll-miss-it part.
17th Apr '17 8:39:34 PM Lanes17B
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* EnforcedMethodActing: In the scene where Jamie goes back home to look for his parents, a maid he berated earlier [[TheDogBitesBack slaps him and steals some furniture.]] The look of pain and betrayal was on Jamie's look was genuine since behind the cameras, the scene was practiced with a fake slap, but when it was filmed for real, [[Creator/StevenSpielberg Steven Spielberg]] told the actress to slap [[Creator/ChristianBale]] for real.

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* EnforcedMethodActing: In the scene where Jamie goes back home to look for his parents, a maid he berated earlier [[TheDogBitesBack slaps him and steals some furniture.]] The look of pain and betrayal was on Jamie's look face was genuine since behind the cameras, the scene was practiced with a fake slap, but when it was filmed for real, [[Creator/StevenSpielberg Steven Spielberg]] told the actress to slap [[Creator/ChristianBale]] [[Creator/ChristianBale Christian Bale]] for real.
17th Apr '17 8:34:46 PM Lanes17B
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* EnforcedMethodActing: In the scene where Jamie goes back home to look for his parents, a maid he berated earlier [[TheDogBitesBack slaps him and steals some furniture.]] The look of pain and betrayal was on Jamie's look was genuine since behind the cameras, the scene was practiced with a fake slap, but when it was filmed for real, [[Creator/StevenSpielberg Steven Spielberg]] told the actress to slap [[Creator/ChristianBale]] for real.
25th Jul '16 6:41:46 PM TimeLordVictorious
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** And a very emaciated [[Film/TheMatrix Cypher]] is Basie's put-upon number two, Frank.

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** And a A very emaciated [[Film/TheMatrix Cypher]] is Basie's put-upon number two, Frank.Frank.
** And a young [[Series/DoctorWho Eighth Doctor]] in a blink-or-you'll-miss-it part.
17th Jun '15 2:59:09 PM WJTaylor4
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* JerkassWoobie - Jamie starts as a rather spoiled kid who puts one of his servants through much stress, but quickly loses the jerkass part after he gets separated from his parents and becomes a full-fledged woobie.

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* JerkassWoobie - Jamie starts as a rather spoiled kid who puts one of his servants through much stress, but quickly loses the jerkass part after he gets separated from his parents and becomes a full-fledged woobie. The servant he stressed out actually ''slaps'' him when he tries to boss her and another servant around when he sees them stealing some furniture after the Japanese take over so as to make it very clear to him that he no longer has any control over her.
17th Jun '15 2:27:55 PM WJTaylor4
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Basie - JerkWithAHeartofGold who did what he had to do to survive, what anyone else might have done to survive, or just a complete {{Jerkass}}?
19th Nov '14 2:26:54 PM RainFairy
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* TheScrappy: Jim is an extremely annoying SpoiledBrat for the first half of the film.
** RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: ... but he grows out of it throughout the rest of the film.

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* TheScrappy: TheScrappy --> RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Jim is an extremely annoying SpoiledBrat for the first half of the film.
** RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: ...
film, but he grows out of it throughout the rest of the film.film. [[CharacterDevelopment And that's]] [[ComingOfAgeStory the point]].
6th Mar '14 6:47:09 AM dreamshell
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** And a very emaciated [[Film/TheMatrix Cypher]] is Basie's put-upon number two, Frank.
23rd Jun '13 8:50:20 PM TompaDompa
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** Not to mention [[TheDarkKnightSaga Batman]] as our KidHero.

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** Not to mention [[TheDarkKnightSaga [[Film/TheDarkKnightSaga Batman]] as our KidHero.
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