Empire of the Sun
Steven Spielberg's powerful epic is an emotional testimony to the human spirit during wartime. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, young Jim Graham is sent to a Japanese concentration camp. In desperately brutal conditions he struggles to prevent his family and friends from dying, while keeping his hopes and heroic dreams alive. A gripping, magnificent production drawn from the childhood experiences of J.G. Ballard, author of the international best-selling novel.
- Christian Bale
- John Malkovich
- Nigel Havers
- Nicholas Dastor
20 member reviews/ratings for this MovieAverage Rating: (8.40 / 10)
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A boy movie on a truly epic scale with Christian Bale acting his heart out in so many different and demanding situations on an actor. A grand adventure but, I agree, possibly a trifle too long.My Movie Rating: 6 / 10
The main score in this movie is "Cavatina" by John Williams!
I started following Bales career after seeing this movie, he IS the consimate actor, he goes to great lenghts to study for a roll, He starved himself for upto 3 days to prepare for 1 scene in the movie American Psycho! and in this movie he did well playing the snobish british boy, turned desperate prisoner, trying to survive. I think it took a few years to make this film, because Bale looks much older at the end of the film, usually a production Co. will film the start and finish of a film, to insure it gets finished,( if something happens to one of the key actors before the completion, they can compensate. ie. actor John Candy died before the completion of the film Wagons East, but because they filmed both the opening and ending, they were able to compensate for his absence). This is one of Speilbergs best works!My Movie Rating: 10 / 10
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