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V. S. Naipaul
   wrote   
A Bend in the River
Famous line: "The world is what it is; men who are nothing, who allow themselves to become nothing, have no place in it."
David Lean
   directed   
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Sir Malcolm Arnold
   wrote music for   
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Won an Academy Award
'The Lady Of Shalott' by Alfred Lord Tennyson
   has the opening lines   
On Either Side the River Lie Long Fields of Barley and of Rye
Eridanus
   constellation represents   
The River
Eridanus is the former name for river Po, the longest Italian river
Bruce Springsteen
   released the album   
The River (1980)
Sir Alec Guinness
   for his role in   
The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957)
Known for playing multiple complex characters and changing his appearance to suit. Reportedly hated working on Star Wars (1977) so much, Guinness claims that Obi-Wan's death was his idea as a means to limit his involvement in the film. Guinness also claims to throw away all Star Wars related fan mail without even opening it.
1957
   the winner was   
The Bridge Over The River Kwai
Directed by David Lean for Columbia
General Stonewall Jackson
   uttered the last words   
"Let Us Cross over the River and Sit in the Shade of the Trees."
Confederate States of America, d.1863, killed by "friendly fire"
The River Wild (1994)
      
Gail Hartman
The Drones
   released the album   
Wait Long By The River And The Bodies Of Your Enemies Will Float By (2005)
Australian
1978
   the award was won by   
Tirra Lirra by the River by Jessica Anderson
Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
   was set in   
Burma
Director: David Lean
Jordan
   means   
The River of Judgment
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
   starred   
William Holden, Alec Guinness and Jack Hawkins
Director: David Lean
Alice Hoffman
   wrote the book adapted for the film   
The River King (2005)
Based on the 2000 book
The River Wild (1994)
   starred   
Meryl Streep, Stephanie Sawyer and Joseph Mazzello
Director: Curtis Hanson
The Battle of The River Plate (1956)
   has the tagline   
The True and Moving Story of a Mighty Sea Battle
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
   has the last line:   
"Madness. Madness."
Sir Alec Guinness and William Holden
Richard S. Wheeler
   wrote   
Where the River Runs
1990
Pool of London (1951)
   has the tagline   
A Drama of the River Underworld
The Bridge on the River Kwai
   is   
The Second World War, 1939-1945
By Pierre Boulle, 1952
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
   features   
Second World War, 1939 - 1945
Fiction but borrows from the construction of the Burma Railway in 1942-43 for its historical setting.
Humphrey Bogart
   was considered for the role of   
Commander Shears in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
William Holden got the part
Noel Coward
   was considered for the role of   
Colonel Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Alec Guinness got the part
Cary Grant
   was considered for the role of   
Commander Shears in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
William Holden got the part
Charles Laughton
   was considered for the role of   
Colonel Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Alec Guinness got the part
Ralph Richardson
   was considered for the role of   
Colonel Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Alec Guinness got the part
Ngugi Wa Thiong’o
   wrote   
The River Between
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
   contains the line   
"Madness. Madness."
Paul Goodman
   wrote   
On the Rocks Along the River
The River Niger (1976)
   starred   
Cicely Tyson, James Earl Jones and Louis Gossett Jr.
Director: Krishna Shah. Also starred Glynn Turman, Jonelle Allen & Roger E. Mosley. Plot: An intimate look at life in the ghetto: Johnny Williams (Jones) is a house painter who moonlights as a poet...
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
   starred   
William Holden, Alec Guinness and Jack Hawkins
IMDB: 8.5/10. Director: David Lean. Won 7 Oscars including best picture. Won 4 Baftas & 3 Golden Globes. National Film Preservation Board Award.
Bridge on the River Kwai (1967)
      
William Holden, Jack Hawkins and Alex Guinness
The stiff-upper-lipped POWs help the Japanese construct a strategically crucial bridge then blow it up.
David Lean
   directed the film   
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Amanda Quick
   wrote   
The River Knows
2007
William Tierney Clark
   was famous for   
Designing the First Suspension Bridge to Span the River Thames
Civil engineer. He was among the earliest designers of suspension bridges. Internationally, he is revered for his design of the Széchenyi Chain Bridge.
Alec Guinness
   won the Golden Globe for   
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Best Actor - Drama, 1957
The River
   features   
Independence Day
1980
The River
   features   
I Wanna Marry You
1980
The River
   features   
The River
1980, UK 35
The Big Picture
   features   
If The River Can Bend
1997
Someone to Ride the River With
   means   
A Person to Be Counted on
James Wright
   wrote   
Shall We Gather at the River
1968
Shears
   is played by William Holden in   
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
The Secret Life of the Waterboys 81–85
   featured   
That Was the River
1994
Neil Young With Crazy Horse
   released the single   
Down by the River
1969; first appears on "Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere"
Russ Morgan
   released the single   
Cruising Down the River
1949; 7 weeks as Billboard's #1; also recorded by Blue Barron reaching #1 on the Billboard chart for 2 weeks
Take Me to the River
   was released by   
Al Green
1974 - inducted in 2011; included in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"
Carly Simon
   released the single   
Let the River Run (1989)
From the album "Working Girl (Original Soundtrack Album)"; winner of Academy Award for Best Original Song and Golden Globe Award for the same.






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