History YMMV / EmpireOfTheSun

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.
31st May '13 4:13:01 PM CrowTR0bot
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** Not to mention [[TheDarkKnightSaga Batman]] as our KidHero.
26th May '13 10:20:11 AM nombretomado
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* RetroactiveRecognition: BenStiller as one of the American prisoners of war.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: BenStiller Creator/BenStiller as one of the American prisoners of war.
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