The bridge on the river kwai is david lean's last film not to succumb to bloat despite its grand, oscar-bait stature, the 1957 epic subtly. The bridge on the river kwai details: 1957, uk, cert pg, 161 mins direction: david lean genre: classics / drama summary: classic pow film whose. 4k digital restoration winner of seven academy awards, including best picture, director, actor, sceenplay and cinematography, david lean's benchmark war. In world war ii burma, after they are captured by japanese troops during world war ii, british commander col nicholson and his troops march into prisoner of. One of the greatest war films of all time, the bridge on the river kwai, was released 60 years ago today graham connors looks back at this.
Review date february 9th, 2011 by michael s palmer the bridge on the river kwai continues today as one of the most memorable cinematic experiences of. A war between nations is innately a clash of cultures pierre boulle's best-selling novel the bridge over the river kwai, first published in. On the surface, sir david lean's the bridge on the river kwai amounts to a superb epic filled with themes of bravery, valor, and idealism,.
I have actually seen the bridge on the river kwai before, but i knew i didn't understand it i love when this roger ebert “great movies” review. Kanchanaburi is home to the bridge on the river kwai and serves as a poignant reminder of the atrocities suffered here during world war ii. The bridge on the river kwai (1957) the bridge on the river kwai do not speak to me of rules this is title only in harm's way summary the great escape. Venturing alone to the river kwai bridge in kanchanaburi province takes about 3 hours by slow train (non-aircon) fromthonburi station in bangkok at the time.
Amazon's choice for bridge over the river kwai this item:the bridge on the river kwai by james donald dvd $999 in stock write a customer review. You've probably seen the 1957 move the bridge on the river kwai, but you might not know how much of the film was real and how much was. The bridge on the river kwai opens in a japanese prisoner-of-war camp in burma in 1943, where a battle of february 23, 2015 | rating: 4/4 | full review. A brutal tale that, ironically, sent thousands of moviegoers on their way whistling a happy tune. The bridge on the river kwai: honor, duty, and madness by york times said it best in their original review of the film on december 19,.
1942: boldly advancing through asia, the japanese need a train route from burma going north in a prison camp, british pows are forced into labor the bridge. A classic example of a film that fudges the issues it raises: guinness restores the morale of british pows by building a bridge which it transpires is of milita. The playing fields of thailand for about half the picture, the hero of the bridge on the river kwai is a british colonel (alec guiness) whose.
The primary purpose of this location is so that the japanese can use the labor of the pows to construct a railway bridge over the river, the bridge which will be a. The history of the bridge is well known, as it was part of the railway lines in world the bridge of the river kwai memorial week is held during late november to. The paramount theatre has stood on congress avenue in the heart of downtown austin for over 100 years with quality programming ranging from music to. The bridge on the river kwai, one of the greatest films ever made, is given the appropriate reverential treatment by columbia tristar on the two-disc overview .