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The Resource The bridge on the River Kwai, Columbia Pictures presents a Sam Spiegel production ; screenplay by Michael Wilson and Carl Foreman ; produced by Sam Spiegel ; directed by David Lean, (videorecording)

The bridge on the River Kwai, Columbia Pictures presents a Sam Spiegel production ; screenplay by Michael Wilson and Carl Foreman ; produced by Sam Spiegel ; directed by David Lean, (videorecording)

Label
The bridge on the River Kwai
Title
The bridge on the River Kwai
Statement of responsibility
Columbia Pictures presents a Sam Spiegel production ; screenplay by Michael Wilson and Carl Foreman ; produced by Sam Spiegel ; directed by David Lean
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • engfrespapor
  • engfrespapor
  • eng
Summary
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
Awards note
Academy Awards: Best Picture ; Best Screenplay, Carl Foreman (credited as Michael Wilson) ; Best Director, David Lean ; Best Cinematography, Jack Hildyard ; Best Score, Malcolm Arnold ; Best Actor, Alec Guinness ; Best Film Editing, Peter Taylor
Cataloging source
CUY
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Bridge on the River Kwai (Motion picture)
Credits note
Director of photography, Jack Hildyard ; art director, Donald M. Aston ; editor, Peter Taylor ; music by Malcolm Arnold
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG
Language note
In English, with French, Spanish and Portuguese tracks ; with English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese subtitles ; closed-captioned
PerformerNote
William Holden, Jack Hawkins, Alec Guinness, Sessue Hayakawa, James Donald, Ann Sears, Geoffrey Horne
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1908-1991
  • 1914-1978
  • 1918-1981
  • 1910-1973
  • 1914-2000
  • 1889-1973
  • 1917-1993
  • 1933-1992
  • 1912-1994
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lean, David
  • Wilson, Michael
  • Foreman, Carl
  • Holden, William
  • Hawkins, Jack
  • Guinness, Alec
  • Hayakawa, Sesshū
  • Donald, James
  • Sears, Ann
  • Horne, Geoffrey
  • Boulle, Pierre
  • Columbia Pictures Corporation
Runtime
162
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Burma-Siam Railroad
  • Prisoners of war
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Burma
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The bridge on the River Kwai, Columbia Pictures presents a Sam Spiegel production ; screenplay by Michael Wilson and Carl Foreman ; produced by Sam Spiegel ; directed by David Lean, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1957
  • Based on Pont de la riviere Kwai / Pierre Boulle
  • Features (Disc 2): Exclusive documentary--Adaptation of Boulle's novel, casting, history of production, score, release, restoration and more ; original featurette: The Rise and fall of a jungle giant ; USC short film introduced by William Holden ; an appreciation by filmmaker John Milius ; photo gallery; interactive and animated menus ; talent files
  • DVD-ROM Features: Trivia sabotage: "Experience building the bridge" ; maps and military strategy ; screensavers from original movie art
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Disc 1: Feature film (162 min.) -- Disc. 2: Special features
Control code
ocm46348285
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (162 min.)
Isbn
9780767858731
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396057470
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
05747
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780767858731
System details
DVD-ROM
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
laserdisc
Label
The bridge on the River Kwai, Columbia Pictures presents a Sam Spiegel production ; screenplay by Michael Wilson and Carl Foreman ; produced by Sam Spiegel ; directed by David Lean, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1957
  • Based on Pont de la riviere Kwai / Pierre Boulle
  • Features (Disc 2): Exclusive documentary--Adaptation of Boulle's novel, casting, history of production, score, release, restoration and more ; original featurette: The Rise and fall of a jungle giant ; USC short film introduced by William Holden ; an appreciation by filmmaker John Milius ; photo gallery; interactive and animated menus ; talent files
  • DVD-ROM Features: Trivia sabotage: "Experience building the bridge" ; maps and military strategy ; screensavers from original movie art
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
Disc 1: Feature film (162 min.) -- Disc. 2: Special features
Control code
ocm46348285
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (162 min.)
Isbn
9780767858731
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396057470
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
05747
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780767858731
System details
DVD-ROM
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
laserdisc

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