The Quiet American

Miyazaki

Distinguished Member
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!
 

Reiner

Active Member
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.
 

Ed Selley

AVF Reviewer
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?
 

Miyazaki

Distinguished Member
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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FoxyMulder

Guest
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.
 

John G

Active Member
Fraser is extremely good in this movie but in my opinion was equally as good in 'Gods and Monsters'
 

Smurfin

Distinguished Member
I thought this was highly overrated by the critics tbh. Sounds like I'm in the minority here though...;)
 

Ger

Active Member
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 :)
 

Miyazaki

Distinguished Member
Dutch versions tend to have burnt in subtitles, so it might be worth reconsidering mate.
 

Ger

Active Member
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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