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The Quiet American

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Miyazaki, Feb 4, 2004.

  1. Miyazaki

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    Watched this for the first time recently and I thought it was a great film. My missus (as usual) didn't like it, and none of my mates i've spoken to have even heard of it.

    I wonder what everyone else thinks about it?

    Personally I thought it was the only film i've seen Fraser do anything approching "acting" in, and though Caine was sublime.

    Not to mention the cinematography and the interesting storyline.

    a big :smashin: from me!
     
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    I reviewed it a while back - see here
     
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    I saw it at the cinema and loved it. Great cinematography, acting and a good story.
    Not to mention the pretty newcomer Do Thi Hai Yen. Highly recommended.

    BTW: this is a remake though I haven't seen the original one.
     
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    I enjoyed it and regard it as one of the better and more insightful Vietnam films. Agree that it is probably Fraser's best role- a nice portrayel of the "white suited" CIA men of the 50's and 60's who fought one of the most remarkably underhand campaigns in history- United Fruit anyone?
     
  5. Miyazaki

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    I got it for less than a tenner from play :smashin:

    Haven't bought anything from them in ages, some good deals in their bargain basement!

    I think it's great!
     
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    This sounds identical to that other Michael Caine film The Honorary Consul made in 1983 and also adapted from a Graham Greene Novel and co-starring Richard Gere and Bob Hoskins.
     
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    Fraser is extremely good in this movie but in my opinion was equally as good in 'Gods and Monsters'
     
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    I thought this was highly overrated by the critics tbh. Sounds like I'm in the minority here though...;)
     
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    Found the Dutch 2 disc DTS version of this at: http://www.freerecordshop.nl/pages/productview.asp?ProductID=427081. Has anybody got this version? Is the DTS worth it and also what is the original (1958) version (also contained in this set) any good?

    I liked this film a lot. Its £7.99 on Play, but this version is €21.99 (~€24.49 inc p&p). Might just go for the Dutch pone unless anyone has anything bad to say about it :)
     
  10. Miyazaki

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    Dutch versions tend to have burnt in subtitles, so it might be worth reconsidering mate.
     
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    Got this (the Dutch version) from www.FreeRecordShop.nl yesterday. Took less than a week from ordering to delivery. It was a bit pricey, but the Dutch subtitles are not burnt in.

    The DTS adds a litte to the explosions etc. but not much else.

    Highlight though has to be the extras on the '58 film version's disc. There are 3 trailers for some Italian films (looks like 70's films) that would appeal to fans of farting (and bodily functions in general) and european-arthouse nudity. Bizarre!!!! :blush: :blush:
     

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