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The Making of 'The Bridge on the River Kwai' (2000)

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Documentary about the making of the classic WWII film.


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Cast overview:
Adrian Turner ...
Himself, film historian
Norman Spencer ...
Himself, associate to David Lean
Pamela Mann ...
Herself, assistant to David Lean (as Pamela Mann Francis)
Himself (archive footage)
Peter Newbrook ...
Teddy Darvas ...
Himself (archive footage)
Donald M. Ashton ...
Keith Best ...
Himself, engineer
Jack Hildyard ...
Himself (archive footage)
Eddie Fowlie ...


This documentary, included with the film's DVD release treats movie fans to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Bridge on the River Kwai, about the determination of a group of British soldiers in a Japanese POW camp to maintain their dignity and spirit, even in the face of soul-crushing adversity. Includes archived footage of the cast and crew at work, and shows much of the efforts that were requried to make this piece of film history a reality. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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This documentary is featured on the Limited Edition 2-disc DVD for The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), released in 2000. See more »


References Summertime (1955) See more »

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A good bonus on "The Bridge on the River Kwai"
22 May 2001 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

This is an hour-long documentary about what the title says the movie is about. It's made by Laurent Bouzereau, the current king of "making of" documentaries made in retrospect. It's a pretty standard affair: he interviews surviving crew, retells stories well-known to those who've read the reprinted program notes in the DVD, and shows conceptual drawings. If that's your king of thing (and I enjoyed watching it), fine. Just don't expect a deeper look at this movie (a la the great book about the making of Lawrence of Arabia) or its restoration.

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