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bridge over the River Kwai

Pierre Boulle

bridge over the River Kwai

by Pierre Boulle

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Published by Collins in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementtranslated by Xan Fielding.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination189 p.
    Number of Pages189
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18873243M

      Although hard to believe, the book is based on actual real historical events, except that vastly more people died building the real bridge and the railroad to the bridge than are shown in the movie. The book and movie have slightly different names. The book is “The Bridge Over the River Kwai”. The movie is “The Bridge On the River Kwai”.4/4(5). Bridge on the River Kwai Director David Lean's masterful realization of Pierre Boulle's novel remains a benchmark for war films, and a deeply absorbing movie by any standard--like most of Lean's canon, The Bridge on the River Kwai achieves a richness in theme, narrative, and characterization that transcends genre.

    prominence with the prisoner-of-war drama The Bridge on the River Kwai (), a film noted for its psychological battles of will and taut action sequences. It won seven Academy Awards, including best picture and Lean’s first as best director, and has been named to the Library of Congress National Film. The Bridge River Kwai became famous all over the world, when it was featured in movies and books. The cliff-hugging tracks and the natural beauty of the surrounding mountains and valleys are well captured in the David Lean movie.

    Walk across a landmark of 20th-century history at Bridge Over the River Kwai, an impressive structure best known as the setting for a world-famous book and film. Constructed under Japanese authority by Allied POWs and Asian slave-laborers, the bridge is part of the Burma Railway route, and can now be traversed by foot.   You've probably seen the move The Bridge On the River Kwai, but you might not know how much of the film was real and how much was fictionalized. The real history of how the railway between Burma and China was built, including the bridge, is a horrific story. The British didn't build the railway in the 19th century because it would be too expensive.


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The book was awarded the Prix Sainte-Beuve prize in France, which led to the film version that received an amazing seven Academy by: 9. Three stars for The Bridge Over the River Kwai by Pierre Boulle.

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During World War II, the Japanese have a P.O.W. camp in Indochina on an island on the River Kwai. The primary purpose of this location is so the Japanese can use the labor of the P.O.W.s to construct a railway bridge over the river, the bridge which will be a vital link for the Japanese forces in the war.

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The Death Railway starts at Nong Pladuk, a junction on the Bangkok to Singapore main line some 80km west of Bangkok. The line heads northwest to Kanchanaburi, over the Bridge on the River Kwai, along the Kwae Noi ('Little Kwai') and over the Wampo Viaduct to Nam Tok, the current terminus for.

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The infamous Bridge over the River Kwai is probably the most visited attraction in Kanchanaburi Province. It was made famous by Pierre Boulle's book and the subsequent movie. Don't be surprised if you hear people whistling 'Colonel Bogey's March' while they walk across the bridge.

The movie Bridge on the River Kwai may be one of the most famous war movies ever made, winning seven Oscars including Best Picture and Best Actor for Alec Guinness. But the reality was a bit different than the movie. Spike from the Burma Railroad.

When the Japanese launched their lightning attacks in Decemberthey not only targeted the American fleet and its island bases, but.

“The Bridge on the River Kwai” won Best Picture and six other Oscar nods from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences at the Academy Awards. What the film did not win was the respect and admiration from members of the Far East Prisoners of War (FEPOW) due to the fictitious portrayal of events.

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Other option is to stay along the Kwai river. There are even floating cottages, the only problem is that you might not have the night life or easy commute to the city. The other option is to stay near the Bridge over the River Kwai, this is the River Kwai Bridge railway station.

Lot. About The Bridge Over the River Kwai. Boldly advancing through Asia, the Japanese need a train route from Burma going north. In a prison camp, British POWs are forced into labor. The bridge they build will become a symbol of service and survival to one prisoner, Colonel Nicholson, a proud perfectionist.

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True Story of the Bridge on the River Kwai () Survivors of the Death Railway as they describe the mile Bangkok-Rangoon railroad constructed by the Japanese during WW II, were shocked by the images portrayed in the Hollywood movie.

In fact, the entire construction project cost the lives of perh Allied POWs (about 30% death rate) and. The Bridge on the River Kwai escaped planned bombing, and remains in place in Kanchanaburi as a tourist attraction and functioning railway bridge over which trains pass daily.

The majority of its smaller components are originals, while a few are post-war replacements. Although the Death Railway has never again reached the Myanmar border, a.The Bridge on the River Kwai Critics Consensus.

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