The Bridge on the River Kwai
If there is a film that I would watch it over and over again, then it would be The Bridge on the River Kwai, a British-American 1957 World War II epic film, directed by David Lean and starring William Holden, Jack Hawkins, Alec Guinness, and Sessue Hayakawa. I lost count of how many times I have watched and re-watched this film. I think there may even have been times I rewound the tape and played it again. Now, it has been released on Blu-ray DVD and that make it even better. If you ever watch this movie, it is worth your time and energy. At first you may think the film was a war epic, perhaps it’s about torture, prisoners of war, and escapees, but I actually think there is more madness and also pride, codes, and patriotism aspects in this comedy. This film was done in the Golden Age of grand cinema productions. Everything was real, there were no animations, and no digital or special effects. Costumes were real, stunts were real, and locations and settings were real. Extras used during filming were also real. A classic Hollywood film can be watched by the entire family.
Although there are some fictions added, this movie still illustrates a true story about prides and principles. It is about an amazing battle of the wills between two military men who normally are in charge of their duties, and then it shows…
When You Gotta Go, Go!
“Never kick a fresh turd on a hot day.” Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the United States
Many years ago, I decided to get out of Bangkok for a couple of days of rest and relaxation in Kanchanaburi. The city is the home of the Bridge Over the River Kwai, made famous in the movie and novel of the same name. The bridge is the start of the Death Railway that leads to Burma (formerly Myanmar). Constructed during World War II by POWs and slave laborers, thousands lost…
Admire tThe River Kwai fFrom Kanchanaburi’s Sugar Cane 1 Guest House
Located in the heart of the main provincial town close to the main hub of restaurants, bars, tour operators, and budget accommodation options, Sugar Cane 1 Guest House is a great option for travellers who like to watch their pennies whilst sleeping in cute but basic accommodation.
There is a newer Sugar Cane 2 Guest House situated a little further away, but this article is about the older Sugar Cane 1…