Title

"Myth of the River Kwai"

Speakers

Ian P. Watts

Date

5-16-1979

Streaming Media

Series

Nina Mae Kellogg lecture

Length

1 hour 2 minutes

Notes

Ian Watt, an English literary critic and Professor of English at Stanford University, also served in the British Army as an infantry lieutenant from 1939 to 1946. In his talk, Watt discusses his involvement while a prisoner of the Japanese during World War II, in the construction of the River Kwai bridge, tracing evolution of this historical occurrence into fiction, as exemplified by Pierre Boulle's The Bridge over the River Kwai and the motion picture of the same title. The lecture was introduced by Dr. Frederick Wahler of the Portland State University English Department.

Transferred and preserved by Portland State University Library’s Special Collections with the generous support of the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Oregon State Library.

Subjects

World War -- 1939-1945, Motion pictures

Original Format

Reel to reel, 3.75 ips, 1/4 track, mono

Rights

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/11436

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