The Academy Awards are presented at the end of this month. In what started out as one posting, has now become ten as we countdown to Oscar night with my own personal favorite movies. These are movies that I could watch over and over and over again… and have!
8. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) – It is an anti-war war movie that speaks of British defiance and survival within a Japanese prisoner camp. The work camp is compelled to build a transportation railway. It is a story of stubbornness (which leads to war), arrogance and pride (which lead to war), and stupidity (which… you get the idea!) There is also a search for meaning and significance here as well: I’ve been thinking. Tomorrow it will be twenty-eight years to the day that I’ve been in the service. Twenty-eight years in peace and war. I don’t suppose I’ve been at home more than ten months in all that time. Still, it’s been a good life. But there are times when suddenly you realize you’re nearer the end than the beginning. And you wonder, you ask yourself, what the sum total of your life represents. What difference your being there at any time made to anything. (likewise enjoyed The Great Escape, Saving Private Ryan and Forest Gump.) >> 7. The Majestic >>