The Bridge on the River Kwai
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The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
I started watching 'The Bridge on the River Kwai' at around 11 pm last night (the third film of that night). I had initially thought to only watch the first hour and finish it the next morning, this h...
Starring: Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon, Tim Robbins, Laurence Fishbourne, and Laura Linney
The movie is directed by Clint Eastwood. It's about a guy who's daughter is found murdered, and an investigatio...
Recently, I saw the film, Frozen River, at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, just outside Boston.
Frozen River is about a white working-class woman with two young sons, who has been saving up for a ne...
This film is amazing.
Breathtaking in every way, and every aspect.
Penn deserves an Oscar. This was his best performance, and if the Academy doesn't reward him, then I've lost every shread o...
Takes place in the...
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A tremendous film and an amazing accomplishment by Lean. With great direction, writing and acting I can certainly see why it rates as one of the all time great war films..
Aside of Nicholson, the film asks the same questions from these characters: Saito seems to be struggling with his job to lead this remote prison camp and achieve the tasks assigned to him, while Shears struggles with his overall duty as a soldier, having lied about his identity to everyone.
For one of the officers in the camp (played by Alec Guiness), building the bridge becomes a point of pride and leads to a tragic clash with an Allied plan to destroy the bridge.