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The Resource Bridge on the River Kwai, Columbia Pictures ; produced by Sam Spiegel ; written by Carl Foreman ; directed by David Lean, (DVD)

Bridge on the River Kwai, Columbia Pictures ; produced by Sam Spiegel ; written by Carl Foreman ; directed by David Lean, (DVD)

Label
Bridge on the River Kwai
Title
Bridge on the River Kwai
Statement of responsibility
Columbia Pictures ; produced by Sam Spiegel ; written by Carl Foreman ; directed by David Lean
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • por
  • spa
  • mul
  • eng
Summary
British soldiers are forced by the Japanese to build a strategic railroad bridge. Meanwhile, the British High Command has instructed a commando team to destroy the bridge
Awards note
Academy Awards: Best Picture; Best Screenplay, Carl Foreman (credited as Michael Wilson); Best Director, David Lean; Best Cinematography, Jack Hildyard; Best Score, Malcolm Arnold; Best Actor, Alec Guinness
Cataloging source
CANA
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Jack Hildyard; editor, Peter Taylor; music, Malcolm Arnold
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG
Language note
  • With English, French, Portuguese and Spanish tracks and English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Thai subtitles
  • Closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1997.B654
LC item number
B654 2000
PerformerNote
William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa, James Donald
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1908-1991
  • 1918-1981
  • 1914-2000
  • 1910-1973
  • 1889-1973
  • 1912-1994
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lean, David
  • Foreman, Carl
  • Holden, William
  • Guinness, Alec
  • Hawkins, Jack
  • Hayakawa, Sesshū
  • Arnold, Malcolm
  • Boulle, Pierre
  • Columbia Pictures
  • Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
162
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Boulle, Pierre
  • Burma-Siam Railroad
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Film adaptations
  • War films
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
  • Feature films
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Bridge on the River Kwai, Columbia Pictures ; produced by Sam Spiegel ; written by Carl Foreman ; directed by David Lean, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Pierre Boulle
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1957
  • Features: interactive and animated menus, scene selections with motion, theatrical trailers, and talent films
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.
Extent
1 videodisc (162 min.)
Isbn
9780767853545
Lccn
be2003018734
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396052789
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
05278
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
be2003018734
System details
DVD, Dolby digital stereo surround
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Bridge on the River Kwai, Columbia Pictures ; produced by Sam Spiegel ; written by Carl Foreman ; directed by David Lean, (DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel by Pierre Boulle
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1957
  • Features: interactive and animated menus, scene selections with motion, theatrical trailers, and talent films
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.
Extent
1 videodisc (162 min.)
Isbn
9780767853545
Lccn
be2003018734
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396052789
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
05278
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
be2003018734
System details
DVD, Dolby digital stereo surround
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD

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