The Bridge on the River Kwai

Rated PG, 161 mins
Action/Adventure, Drama, War
David Lean's antiheroic war epic (1957), about a band of British POWs forced to build a bridge in the wilds of Burma. For what it is, it ain't bad, though it serves mainly as an illustration of the ancient quandary of revisionist moviemakers: if all you do is systematically invert cliches, you simply end up creating new ones. The cast, effectively, is drawn from warring schools of acting: Alec Guinness, William Holden, Sessue Hayakawa, and Jack Hawkins.
Director: David Lean
Producer: Sam Spiegel
Cast: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Sessue Hayakawa, Jack Hawkins, James Donald, Geoffrey Horne, Andre Morrell, Peter Williams, John Boxer, Percy Herbert, Harold Goodwin, Ann Sears and Henry Okawa

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"if all you do is systematically invert cliches, you simply end up creating new ones. "

Such as?? It would be nice if you were a lil more specific, Dave. Write a full review next time, not a blurb.

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Posted by Me!!! on 07/06/2014 at 8:30 AM
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