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The Resource Bridge on the River Kwai, Columbia Pictures ; produced by Sam Spiegel ; written by Carl Foreman ; directed by David Lean, (videorecording)

Bridge on the River Kwai, Columbia Pictures ; produced by Sam Spiegel ; written by Carl Foreman ; directed by David Lean, (videorecording)

Label
Bridge on the River Kwai
Title
Bridge on the River Kwai
Statement of responsibility
Columbia Pictures ; produced by Sam Spiegel ; written by Carl Foreman ; directed by David Lean
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • British soldiers are forced by the Japanese to build a strategic railroad bridge, while the British High Command has instructed a commando team to destroy it
  • Features include trivia sabotage, maps and military strategies, screensavers from original movie art, a documentary, a featurette "Rise and fall of a jungle giant", theatrical trailer, photo gallery and more
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. Academy Award nomination: Best Supporting Actor, Sessue Hayakawa.
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Jack Hildyard ; editor, Peter Taylor ; music, Malcolm Arnold
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG
Language note
  • In English, with optional audio in French, Spanish and Portuguese, and subtitles in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean and Thai
  • Closed-captioned
PerformerNote
William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa, James Donald
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1908-1991
  • 1918-1981
  • 1914-2000
  • 1910-1973
  • 1889-1973
  • 1912-1994
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lean, David
  • Foreman, Carl
  • Arnold, Malcolm
  • Holden, William
  • Guinness, Alec
  • Hawkins, Jack
  • Hayakawa, Sesshū
  • Boulle, Pierre
  • Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
162
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Burma-Siam Railroad
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Boulle, Pierre
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Bridge on the River Kwai, Columbia Pictures ; produced by Sam Spiegel ; written by Carl Foreman ; directed by David Lean, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Pierre Boulle
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1957
Accompanying material
booklet.
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
be2005005250
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Limited edition
Extent
2 videodiscs (162 min.)
Isbn
9780767858731
Lccn
be2005005250
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780767858731
  • (Sirsi) i0767858735
System details
DVD, Dolby digital
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Bridge on the River Kwai, Columbia Pictures ; produced by Sam Spiegel ; written by Carl Foreman ; directed by David Lean, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Pierre Boulle
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1957
Accompanying material
booklet.
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
be2005005250
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Limited edition
Extent
2 videodiscs (162 min.)
Isbn
9780767858731
Lccn
be2005005250
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780767858731
  • (Sirsi) i0767858735
System details
DVD, Dolby digital
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD

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