Re: timed puzzle points not right?
"The Bridge on the River Kwai"
what a throw back
now i will have to watch it again
Yeah, sure those who love cinema like this "master work", David Lean is probably one of the all time greatest directors and the film is an strange conjunction: american production (though the independent producer Sam Spiegel was born in central Europe), great English actors (Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, ... ), the great Japanese actor Sessue Hayakawa, etc, ... and the great French novelist Pierre Boulle (it's true that of "short" novels and not very prolific) (btw, Pierre Boulle won the Oscar to the screenplay adaptation on his own novel while he used to confess that he did not know any word of English, and only said "Merci" when he received the statue, the shortest speech in the history of the American Awards). But Pierre Boulle (I also like much the novel "Planet of the Apes" and the corresponding Franklin Schaffner's film, the first version of course) is one of those novelists (F. Scott Fitzgerald, Albert Camus, Alberto Moravia, ... ) that wrote in a style such that you can "see" the story as a film while you are reading the novel, so they are "asking" an adaptation to the cinema (some science-fiction authors like, i.e., Philip K. Dick or Arthur C. Clarke are similar, in my opinion).