Watch This With Rick Ramos
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Comedian Rick Ramos sits down and talks current theatrical releases, offering suggestions for additional movie watching choices. A film fans dream come true, WatchThis is about the art, beauty, and possibilities of cinema. Each week Ramos discusses the greatest films ever made (including those that you may have missed) as well as the artists that have created these films. He also goes further in discussing how much these films mean to him and how much they will - hopefully - mean to you. Enjoy!
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#132 - TheKillingFields/Heaven&Earth ('Nam IV) - WatchThis W/RickRamos
The train keeps rolling down the bend . . . On this week's episode of WatchThis W/RickRamos, Ibrahim & I continue our descent into The Vietnam War. This week we take a look at The War through the eyes of the displaced and victimized . . . the people of Vietnam and Cambodia. Oliver Stone ends his Vietnam Trilogy with 1993's Heaven & Earth, the story of Le Ly Hayslip who survived the destruction of her village, death of many family members, and the decimation of her country to eventually find peace through her will and perseverance. We also take a look at Roland Joffe's 1984 examination of the expansion of the war into Cambodia and the genocide wrought by Pol Pot and The Khmer Rouge, The Killing Fields. Through the story of Dith Pran's four year odyssey through "The Killing Fields" of the title, we get a rare examination of the war from a perspective that has been too often ignored. With an Academy Award winning performance from Dr. Hang S. Ngor, The Killing Fields is a truly exceptional film. We talk the film as well as Dr. Ngor's remarkable parallel experiences and his untimely 1996 murder by a Chinatown street gang. We hope you enjoy and take a little something from this heartfelt episode. Please direct questions, comments, suggestions, and complaints to email@example.com - As always, thanks for the continued love & support.
Rated 5 out of
Date published: 2014-03-26