December 11th, 2008

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The Madness of War

As regular readers know, I have been watching all the movies that received the Oscar for Best Picture. Next on my list was the 1957 winner, The Bridge on the River Kwai, directed by David Lean and starring William Holden and Alec Guinness.

A World War II prison camp movie, the film pits British resolve against Japanese honor. At heart, though, the film is a critique of war in general and what it does to the men involved.

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