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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
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • 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
Named to the National Film Registry in 1997 by the Library of Congress ; Winner: Best Actor in a Leading Role (Alec Guinness), Best Cinematography (Jack Hildyard), Best Director (David Lean), Best Film Editing (Peter Taylor), Best Music, Scoring (Malcolm Arnold), Best Picture (Sam Spiegel), Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium (Pierre Boulle, Carl Foreman, Michael Wilson) -- Nominee, Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Sessue Hayakawa), 1958 Academy Awards (U.S.A.).
Cataloging source
HCO
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematography, Jack Hildyard ; editing, Peter Taylor ; music, Malcolm Arnold
Dewey number
791.4372
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG; for mild war violence
Language note
  • English or French dialogue and subtitles
  • Closed captioned
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.B748 2008
PerformerNote
William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa, James Donald, Andre Morell, Peter Williams, John Boxer, Percy Herbert, Harold Goodwin, Ann Sears, Geoffrey Horne
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1918-1981
  • 1914-2000
  • 1910-1973
  • 1889-1973
  • 1917-1993
  • 1909-1978
  • 1915-2003
  • 1909-1982
  • 1925-1992
  • 1917-2004
  • 1933-1992
  • 1908-1991
  • 1914-1978
  • 1922-1997
  • 1912-1994
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Holden, William
  • Guinness, Alec
  • Hawkins, Jack
  • Hayakawa, Sesshū
  • Donald, James
  • Morell, André
  • Williams, Peter
  • Boxer, John
  • Herbert, Percy
  • Goodwin, Harold
  • Sears, Ann
  • Horne, Geoffrey
  • Lean, David
  • Spiegel, Sam
  • Wilson, Michael
  • Foreman, Carl
  • Hildyard, Jack
  • Taylor, Peter
  • Arnold, Malcolm
  • Boulle, Pierre
  • Columbia Pictures Corporation
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
167
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Burma-Siam Railroad
  • Boulle, Pierre
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Burma
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 produced as a motion picture in 1957
  • Based on Pont de la rivière Kwaï by Pierre Boulle
  • Special features: 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
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Control code
ocn232338012
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Collector's ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (ca. 167 min.)
Isbn
9781435912335
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396256217
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
25621
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o232338012
  • (OCoLC)232338012
System details
DVD ; region 1 ; anamorphic widescreen (2.55:1) ; Dolby Digital 5.1 ; mono
Video recording format
DVD
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 produced as a motion picture in 1957
  • Based on Pont de la rivière Kwaï by Pierre Boulle
  • Special features: 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
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Control code
ocn232338012
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Collector's ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (ca. 167 min.)
Isbn
9781435912335
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396256217
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
25621
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o232338012
  • (OCoLC)232338012
System details
DVD ; region 1 ; anamorphic widescreen (2.55:1) ; Dolby Digital 5.1 ; mono
Video recording format
DVD

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