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Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men’s construction of a railway bridge for their captors – while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it.

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Stephen Schleicher

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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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2 Comments

  1. John
    November 7, 2014 at 4:46 pm — Reply

    I think you guys sold short the British condescension of the Japanese. “We will show these yellow fools how the British do it” seemed like a significant motivator. I also think Nicholson’s notion that discipline was the only way to save the lives of his men was not really touched on at great length in your commentary. There is a sense in which he was right. The men were in much better shape when discipline was in place. Of course, he also was blind to anything an inch beyond his nose.

    Thanks for doing these podcasts. I’ve learned a lot about movie making by listening to them.

    • November 7, 2014 at 6:56 pm — Reply

      Absolutely agree about the discipline. It also mattered that the discipline was coming from a person that the British soldiers respected and not from Saito.

      Thanks for listening and taking the time to post in the comments! Great discussion scan be had here.

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