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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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References Paths of Glory (1957)See more »


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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
A good bonus on "The Bridge on the River Kwai", 22 May 2001
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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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