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The Bridge on the River Kwai [1957 film] by…

The Bridge on the River Kwai [1957 film]

by David Lean (Director), Carl Foreman (Screenwriter), Michael Wilson (Screenwriter)

Other authors: Malcolm Arnold (Composer), James Donald (Actor), Alec Guinness (Actor), Jack Hawkins (Actor), Sessue Hayakawa (Actor)4 more, William Holden (Actor), Geoffrey Horne (Actor), Ann Sears (Actor), Sam Spiegel (Producer)

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British POW's build a bridge for the Japanese while an American escapes.

It's a reluctant A; there are a handful of important moments scattered throughout the movie that don't play as well as they should. But it's an unique and exceptionally strong story, and really stands out among all the tedious and recycled Epic Movies of the time. In fact, it's the only movie of its type from this era that I've liked at all so far.

Concept: A
Story: A
Characters: A
Dialog: A
Pacing: A
Cinematography: C
Special effects/design: A
Acting: A
Music: B

Enjoyment: A

GPA: 3.7/4 ( )
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Lean, DavidDirectorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Foreman, CarlScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Wilson, MichaelScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Arnold, MalcolmComposersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Donald, JamesActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Guinness, AlecActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hawkins, JackActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hayakawa, SessueActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Holden, WilliamActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Horne, GeoffreyActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sears, AnnActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Spiegel, SamProducersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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British soldiers captured by the Japanese during World War II are forced to construct a strategic railroad bridge which a commando team is instructed by the British High Command to destroy.

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