History Film / TheBridgeOnTheRiverKwai

26th Nov '16 2:53:17 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* CaliforniaDoubling: The film is set in Thailand, but was filmed in Ceylon (present-day Sri Lanka), a distinction the publicity of the time didn't see fit to make clear. Instead, it raved about the movie being shot in Ceylon in a way which implied the real-life River Kwai was located there.


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27th Oct '16 12:59:02 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* InstantDeathBullet: The first prisoner who gets shot during his escape attempt, falls down and is dead on the spot.

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* InstantDeathBullet: The first prisoner who gets shot during his escape attempt, attempt falls down and is dead on the spot.
28th Sep '16 9:25:29 PM Vios
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* TrackTrouble: The bridge is destroyed by demolition charges, causing the Japanese military train trying to cross it to fall to its doom.
21st Aug '16 8:45:04 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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* PyrrhicVictory: [[spoiler: The bridge is destroyed, but most everybody dies to make it happen and, in the end, simply nobody cares anymore. It's in fitting with the film's themes. While militarily a victory, the audience and the surviving characters are all quite aware of how little the bridge's destruction actually matters, to the point of being an unambiguous DownerEnding.]]

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* PyrrhicVictory: [[spoiler: The bridge is destroyed, but most almost everybody dies to make it happen and, in the end, simply nobody cares anymore. It's in fitting with the film's themes. While militarily a victory, the audience and the surviving characters are all quite aware of how little the bridge's destruction actually matters, to the point of being an unambiguous DownerEnding.]]
21st Aug '16 8:41:20 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: In the build up to Col Saito giving the order to have Col Nicholson and his officers executed you can see a visibly-worried look on Lt Miura's face.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: In the build up to Col Col. Saito giving the order to have Col Col. Nicholson and his officers executed you can see a visibly-worried look on Lt Miura's face.



* InstantDeathBullet: The first prisoners who gets shot during his escape attempt, fall down and is dead on the spot.

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* InstantDeathBullet: The first prisoners prisoner who gets shot during his escape attempt, fall falls down and is dead on the spot.
9th Jul '16 10:12:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* DeadlyEnvironmentPrison: The film is set at a POWCamp deep into the Burmese jungle. The camp has no fence to prevent escape because, as the Japanese commander puts it: "If the wardens don't kill you, the jungle will." [[TemptingFate Of course]], he is proven wrong.
17th Apr '16 2:06:35 AM Mdumas43073
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This film is either a true tragedy or the blackest of {{black comedy}}.
19th Mar '16 4:17:18 PM eroock
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* TrashTheSet: The directors spent months and hundreds of man-hours engineering and building the eponymous bridge. Needless to say, the final scene required perfect acting and camera work.

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* TrashTheSet: The directors spent months and hundreds of man-hours engineering and building the eponymous bridge. Needless to say, the final scene required perfect acting and camera work.[[note]]The producers nearly suffered a catastrophe following the filming of the bridge explosion. To ensure they captured the one-time event, multiple cameras from several angles were used. Ordinarily, the film would have been taken by boat to London, but due to the Suez crisis this was impossible; therefore the film was taken by air freight. When the shipment failed to arrive in London, a worldwide search was undertaken. To the producers' horror the film containers were found a week later on an airport tarmac in Cairo, sitting in the hot sun. Although it was not exposed to sunlight, the heat-sensitive colour film stock should have been hopelessly ruined; however, when processed the shots were perfect and appeared in the film.[[/note]]
13th Mar '16 10:54:10 AM eroock
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* FatalFamilyPhoto: The Japanese soldier that Warden kills with his knife is shown lying dead on the ground with a photo of a young woman beside him.


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* PersonalEffectsReveal: The Japanese soldier that Warden kills with his knife is shown lying dead on the ground with a photo of a young woman beside him.
2nd Feb '16 6:18:06 AM TheDoctor1996
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