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The Killing Fields
LunowDate: Monday, 2012-12-24, 1:36 PM | Message # 1
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This movie is rated R. If you are under 17 years of age, please check with your parents before you watch this movie.

[size=10]The Killing Fields is a romanticized adaptation of an eyewitness magazine story by New York Times correspondent Sidney Schanberg. Covering the U.S. pullout from Vietnam in 1975, Schanberg (Sam Waterston) relies on his Cambodian friend and translator Dith Pran (Haing S. Ngor) for inside information. Schanberg has an opportunity to rescue Dith Pran when the U.S. army evacuates all Cambodian citizens; instead, the reporter coerces his friend to remain behind to continue sending him news flashes. Although his family is helicoptered out of Saigon (a recreation of the famous TV news clip), Dith Pran stays with Schanberg on the ground. Racked with guilt, Schanberg does his best to arrange for Dith Pran's escape, but the Cambodian is captured by the dreaded Khmer Rouge. Accepting his Pulitzer Prize on behalf of Dith Pran, Schanberg vows to do right by his friend and extricate him from Cambodia. The rest of the film details Dith Pran's harrowing experiences at the hands of the Khmer Rouge, and his attempt to escape on his own. The Killing Fields won Academy Awards for Hang S. Ngor (a Cambodian doctor who lived through many of the horrific events depicted herein), cinematographer Chris Menges, and editor Jim Clark; an Oscar nomination went to Roland Joffe, who made his directorial debut with this film. Spalding Gray, who played a small role in the film, later elaborated on this experiences in his one-man stage presentation Swimming to Cambodia. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi from i,db.com

This movie fits into our Unit 4. It shows the chaos in Cambodia that followed the U.S. withdrawal from Southeast Asia at the conclusion of the Vietnam Conflict (it was never officially a war). The events depicted are true. This is a gritty movie. Beware.
 
danosaurvuDate: Sunday, 2015-04-12, 7:50 PM | Message # 2
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The Killing Fields was a horrific movie that displayed the terror in LDC's. A US reporter visits Cambodia to report about the Civil War there. With the growing violence there, the US army helps him exit Cambodia but he decides to stay to learn and uncover the story of the civil war.
There were many horrifying scenes of bodies blowing up and ruthless bombings and killings of innocent civilians. Alot of them were teenagers like me. This action pacted movie was intense all round. 
It related to our Ap Human Geography class as it showed the chaos of less developed countries. How corrupt the government is and how poorly the conditions of the people were.
I would rate this movie 7/10 and reccomend it for anyone who is able to watch a bloody and graphic movie.
 
heat77714Date: Friday, 2016-04-08, 8:41 AM | Message # 3
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David Diaz period 2
 
21mngoDate: Wednesday, 2018-01-03, 10:02 PM | Message # 4
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In the movie “ The killing fields” was about the friendship between two reporters . One is Sydney Schanberg, he working at New York Times and one is Dith Pran, Sydney translator. This was take place at the Cambodian Civil War. As time to through the violence have been growing bigger and start to get more bloody. The U.S government agree to help Dith and his family to leave Cambodia and the others refugees. But Sydney is not going back to U.S at that time. So, Dith talk about this to his wife and he decide to stay while his wife and children is go to the U.S . As the violence keep growing Sydney have to leave Cambodia but Dith is a Cambodian so he can’t because he is not an America citizen, but Sydney and his friends find a way that would help him which making a fake passport for him and his new name is Jon . But it not work then he stayed there, getting capture and have to force to work for the party. Then later he found away to escape and it working. In the end, he is back with his family and work at New York Times with Sydney.

I rated this movie 4.5 out of 5 stars because a very interesting and emotional movies also it a little bit of too much violence.

It related to what we studied in HUG class as it show the suffering of the LDC country and the political problems. An examination led to show that is the war and the party forcing the citizens to work for them.
 
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