A. "‘I think would of his spies would — well, would seem fairer and feel fouler, if you understand.’ ’I see,’ laughed Strider. ’I look foul and feel fair. Is that it?’”
B. The Bridge on the River Kwai is a peculiar film. Most of it has the calm, even feel of a military adventure story, but occasionally it reveals itself to be a military drama. Then again, certain key plot elements are openly comedic. And then in the end it proves itself to be a real old fashioned Sophoclean tragedy. In all the confusion of genre I’m not sure what to make of the film as a whole.
C. ”Dear Bess, dreamed about you last night. Thought we were going through a flood together. We got through without disaster.” ”Dear Bess, you don’t know how much I appreciated the letter I got in the post today. I was so devilishly homesick.”