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The Resource The bridge on the river Kwai, Columbia Picture Corporation presents a Sam Spiegel production ; screenplay, Michael Wilson, Carl Foreman ; a Horizon picture produced by Sam Spiegel ; directed by David Lean, (videorecording)

The bridge on the river Kwai, Columbia Picture Corporation presents a Sam Spiegel production ; screenplay, Michael Wilson, Carl Foreman ; a Horizon picture 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 Picture Corporation presents a Sam Spiegel production ; screenplay, Michael Wilson, Carl Foreman ; a Horizon picture produced by Sam Spiegel ; directed by David Lean
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • por
  • mul
  • eng
Summary
When British P.O.W.s build a vital railway bridge in enemy-occupied Burma, Allied commandos are assigned to destroy it
Awards note
Academy award, Best picture, Best director (Lean), Best adapted screenplay (Boulle, Foreman, Wilson), Best actor (Guinness), Best cinematography (Hildyard), Best film editing (Taylor), Best score (Arnold), 1958; Golden Globe award, Best motion picture-drama, Best motion picture actor-drama (Guinness), Best motion picture director (Lean), 1958
Cataloging source
KyLxBWI
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Jack Hildyard ; editor, Peter Taylor ; music, Malcolm Arnold
Dewey number
  • [Fic]
  • 843/.914
Intended audience
  • MPAA rating: PG
  • 5-adult
Intended audience source
BWI
Language note
  • Soundtrack in English, French, Spanish or Portuguese; subtitles in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean or Thai
  • Closed captioned
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.B75 2000
PerformerNote
William Holden, Jack Hawkins, Alec Guinness
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1918-1981
  • 1910-1973
  • 1914-2000
  • 1914-1978
  • 1908-1991
  • 1912-1994
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Holden, William
  • Hawkins, Jack
  • Guinness, Alec
  • Spiegel, Sam
  • Wilson, Michael
  • Foreman, Carl
  • Lean, David
  • Arnold, Malcolm
  • Boulle, Pierre
  • Columbia Pictures Corporation
  • Horizon Pictures (G.B.)
  • Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
163
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Burma-Siam Railroad
  • Prisoners of war
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Burma
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The bridge on the river Kwai, Columbia Picture Corporation presents a Sam Spiegel production ; screenplay, Michael Wilson, Carl Foreman ; a Horizon picture produced by Sam Spiegel ; directed by David Lean, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Pierre Boulle
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1957
  • Special feature: talent files
Bar code
  • 31223111304938
  • 31223144527075
  • 31223144527042
  • 31223144527018
  • 31223130483986
  • 31223144527034
  • 31223144527059
  • 31223144527026
  • 31223144527067
  • 31223130484000
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen format.
Extent
1 DVD (163 min.)
Isbn
9780767853545
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396052789
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
05278
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD player required; Dolby digital 5.1 in English; Dolby 2.0 surround in English; region 1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The bridge on the river Kwai, Columbia Picture Corporation presents a Sam Spiegel production ; screenplay, Michael Wilson, Carl Foreman ; a Horizon picture produced by Sam Spiegel ; directed by David Lean, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Pierre Boulle
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1957
  • Special feature: talent files
Bar code
  • 31223111304938
  • 31223144527075
  • 31223144527042
  • 31223144527018
  • 31223130483986
  • 31223144527034
  • 31223144527059
  • 31223144527026
  • 31223144527067
  • 31223130484000
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen format.
Extent
1 DVD (163 min.)
Isbn
9780767853545
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396052789
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
05278
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD player required; Dolby digital 5.1 in English; Dolby 2.0 surround in English; region 1
Video recording format
DVD

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