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  (in credits order)
Adrian Turner ... Himself, film historian
Norman Spencer ... Himself, associate to David Lean
Pamela Mann ... Herself, assistant to David Lean (as Pamela Mann Francis)

William Holden ... Himself (archive footage)
Peter Newbrook ... Himself
Teddy Darvas ... Himself

Alec Guinness ... Himself (archive footage)
Donald M. Ashton ... Himself
Keith Best ... Himself, engineer
Jack Hildyard ... Himself (archive footage)
Eddie Fowlie ... Himself

Directed by
Laurent Bouzereau 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Laurent Bouzereau 

Produced by
Laurent Bouzereau .... producer
Original Music by
Malcolm Arnold 
Cinematography by
Jeff Denesyk 
Film Editing by
Jeffrey Gross 
Sound Department
Carl Barton .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Phred Tinampay .... motion-control camera
Editorial Department
Carl Barnes .... post-production
Igor Ridanovic .... post-production
Jim Sevin .... on-line editor
Other crew
Kevin Brownlow .... project consultant
Patrick Stanbury .... project consultant
Malcolm Arnold .... special thanks
Stuart Freeborn .... special thanks
Colin Green .... special thanks
Maggie Nelson .... special thanks
Ron Paquet .... special thanks
Dan Primozic .... special thanks
Arlene Sareen .... special thanks
Joann Woodworth .... special thanks

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53 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »

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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 »
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Decent but not exceptional., 3 February 2012
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This documentary about the making of "Bridge on the River Kwai" is included on a supplementary disc of the feature film. I've seen quite a few of these making of films and I felt very underwhelmed by this one. It isn't bad--it just isn't all that interesting or insightful. Now this can't all be blamed on this being an older film, as in some cases much older movies have superior making of featurettes (such as "Gone With the Wind"). It also didn't help that none of the actors from the film were in the documentary.

So what great insights are there in the film? Well, other than learning that Hayakawa REALLY was crying in the film as well as why, I didn't take all that much from the movie. There also was a very mildly interesting portion about the filming of the final climactic explosion. But for fans of the original film, I just didn't see enough to merit their paying for the two-disc set--the extras just weren't all that extra.

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