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Old 09-13-2008, 11:14 PM   #1
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Empire of the Sun

Wow, what a hidden gem.

I've only seen five minutes of this movie when I was very young, but I watched it in its entirety last night. I regret waiting so long to see this.

From the opening and to the end with the song Suo Gan I don't think I blinked. It totally reminds me what it was like being a young boy and growing up.

Christian Bale played his part so well....it's hard to imagine a young actor performing so well. John Malkovich played the cool American perfectly, and Ben Stiller looked like an Italian teenager in puberty.

I want to say it is the best of Spielberg's epics, but Spielberg has so many.

A very high quality movie.....void of all the cheezy 3D effects we see nowadays.
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Definitely Spielberg's best attempt at channeling David Lean. One of my favorite of his, too.

Hard to believe it was Bale's first film.
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Behave, Cori.

I hear Chris Hansen's been dying to do an all-female predator edition of Dateline.
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Behave, Cori.

I hear Chris Hansen's been dying to do an all-female predator edition of Dateline.
You're so obsessed with Cor that you post about her when she has not even participated in a thread.
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I was gonna say ...
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Anything featuring/mentioning Christian Bale is automatically Cori-relevant.
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You're so obsessed with Cor that you post about her when she has not even participated in a thread.
Stuck in a sex joke that he can't get out of?
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Sometimes You Can't Bale It On Your Own?
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Sometimes You Can't Bale It On Your Own?
Oy vey.
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This board seems to have some strange fetish for this movie. I swear it comes up in conversation and threads almost as much as Star Wars.
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^^ Empire of the Son.
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B-51, CADILLAC OF THE SKIES!
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Anything featuring/mentioning Christian Bale is automatically Cori-relevant.
I would have to agree with Laz.


*runsaway from Cori rage*
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You guys are clearly trying to peg me as some sort of darned pedophile, but I maintain my stance that I save my swooning for adult Bale. Not even Newsies counts.
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