peteg's blog - noise - movies - 2008 05 03 AQuietAmerican

A Quiet American (2002)

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Yep, this was as bad as I remember. The book is much simplified upon and the plot twisted to suit this shallower medium; indeed, by making Phương fluent in English the French colonial overtones are largely relegated to the heavy-handed police inspector. This is one clunky adaptation. Shot by Christopher Doyle.