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  The Bridge So Far - a Suspense Story
For a filmmaker whose documentaries frequently extol grass-roots democracy, the realization that too much civic involvement is possible came as a surprise to David L. Brown.
A Brisbane resident, he figures it was too much input from too many voices, coupled with political meddling that is primarily to blame for the 16-year delay in reconstructing the country's second busiest bridge.
In “The Bridge So Far: A Suspense Story,” scheduled to air this Sunday, Brown humorously depicts the political backbiting, engineering miscues, and marathon public debates with cartoons (a la Michael Moore) along with commentary from the likes of satirist Will Durst.
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  purevolume™ | Bridge Too Far   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
After a year of hard work, BTF manages to establish a solid line-up which consists of bassist Guy-Pierre, guitarists Sylvain and Alex, drummer Laurent and vocalist J-P. With their passionate youth crew spirit and incorruptible faith in solidarity, BTF strives to reach kids from a perspective mutual respect and positive actions.
Bridge Too Far is all about dedication, love and passion toward the spirit of true and tempered hardcore.
Etymologically, ''Bridge too far'' is a clich for the expression ''bitting off more than you can chew'' which means ''trying to do more than one is capable of''.
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 USATODAY.com - A bridge too far no more: Sicily span gets OK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The concept of a bridge that would hook Italy together and bring Sicily into the mainland — and the modern age — is nothing new.
In its monolithic simplicity, the bridge will be an architectural and technological wonder, a third again as long as the Akashi Kaikyo bridge in Japan, the longest suspension bridge in existence.
Bridge CEO Ciucci says financial safeguards have been built into the contracting to reduce the chances.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2004-05-19-italy-bridge_x.htm   (1354 words)

 A Bridge Too Far   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
'''''A Bridge Too Far''''' is a book by Cornelius Ryan, published in 1974, which tells the story of Operation Market Garden, a failed Allied attempt to force a break in German lines at Arnhem in the occupied Netherlands during World War II.
The Bridge at Arnhem, while still in original condition compared to 1944, was by the mid 1970s sitting in a surroundings that could not be used to portray a 1940s city due to modern urban construction in the area.
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 A Bridge Too Far, Again?
Their goal: to secure bridges across the rivers in Holland so that the Allied army could advance rapidly northwards and turn left into the lowlands of Germany…If all carried out as planned, it should have ended the war by Christmas 1944.
The idea was to capture several bridges in short succession, leading to the final bridge over the Rhine River at Arnhem, allowing the British army to skirt around the Siegfried line, the German defence line, much as the Germans had done earlier in 1940 against the supposedly inpregnable French Maginot Line.
Thus if the last bridge was not reached soon enough by the advancing tanks to relieve the small number of parachute commandoes fighting for their existence around the bridge at Arnhem, then the entire line of advance might basically fail, back to near the pointing start in Belgium.
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Arnhem had the unfortunate luck to be a stone's throw away from Germany, with only a river and a bridge separating them.
That bridge plays an important role in "A Bridge Too Far," a failed attempt at a good, old-fashioned war movie.
Shot on a larger-than-life canvas by Richard Attenborough, "A Bridge Too Far" reminded me of those great early 1960's war movies like "The Longest Day" and "The Great Escape." Good scripts, lots of star power, and a butt-numbing running time.
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 Close Combat - A Bridge Too Far
Arnhem bridge was the prize: If XXX Corps rolled across it, it would be in a position to move straight into Germany.
The objective of the game is either to get XXX Corps to Arnhem bridge as quickly as possible, or to stop it, depending on whether you play as the Allies or the Germans.
When the possession of some bridges is at stake, the Germans will have the option of demolishing them in order to delay the allies, and the allies must annihilate the Germans before this happens.
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 EI > DVD > A Bridge Too Far (1977)
As the title of the film implies, the operation went "A Bridge to Far." Director Richard Attenborough’s epic WWII film was the brain-child of United Artist producer Joseph E. Levine.
One of the most expensive films made at the time of its release, "A Bridge to Far" is an all-star, epic war movie that is somewhat misguided in that it tells the story of a defeat.
I saw "A Bridge to Far" in Biloxi Mississippi when it was first released.
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 A Bridge Too Far - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is the crucial bridge, the last means of escape for the German forces and the last route to Germany for Allied forces who hope to finish the War by Christmas by virtue of Operation Market Garden.
The bridge at Arnhem, while still unchanged from 1944, was by the mid-1970s sitting in modern urban surroundings which could not be used to portray a 1940s city.
The movie's treatment of military history is somewhat misleading compared to the original book; in particular, the reasons for the delay in XXX Corps reaching the Arnhem bridge, which led to the failure of the attack, differ considerably from the book.
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 BBC NEWS | Americas | Bridge too far for Cuban exiles
Exile groups had warned that the Republicans might not be able to count on their traditional Cuban-American support in forthcoming elections, such as the US Congressional vote in November.
The bridge - built by the Florida pioneer, Henry Flagler - was abandoned after a more modern structure was constructed alongside in the early 1980s.
In this case, the US Coast Guard ruled that the 15 Cubans had to be sent back because the part of the bridge where they had landed was no longer attached to dry land.
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 BBC - Drama - Auf Wiedersehen, Pet - A Bridge Too Far
Their payment for the job will include a percentage of the increased revenue from the casino over the first five years that the bridge is in place.
To celebrate the completion of work on the bridge, a football match is arranged between the Kosovans and the Serbs, with Wyman refereeing.
The bridge was sold for $2,400,000 to Robert McCulloch, who built $30 billion worth of real estate around it.
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 Amazon.com: Bridge Too Far: Video: Richard Attenborough,Dirk Bogarde,James Caan,Michael Caine,Sean Connery,Denholm ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In "A Bridge Too Far," the landscape, made all the more picturesque in its contrast to the gore and destruction, is certainly an additional star and supports the wisdom of shooting this expensive epic in the Netherlands.
That said, "A Bridge Too Far" is still one of the best war movies ever made, in terms of scope, presentation and attention to detail.
Too many of the officers trapped in the town escape for me to regard the movie as realistic.
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 DVD Times: Region 1 Reviews: A Bridge Too Far   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Military intelligence was aware that this project was likely to be a failure, since photos had been made available showing that a large German detachment had been moved - randomly - to Arnhem, but the top brass decided to let the project go ahead regardless.
In fact, it nearly succeeded, despite the unexpected opposition, proving in the end to be just "a bridge too far".
As epic war films go, A Bridge Too Far isn't bad, but to be honest, I would recommend giving it a miss and diving straight into war films which are much more enjoyable, such as The Dirty Dozen, or serious films which are more effective like Saving Private Ryan or Peckinpah's superb Cross of Iron.
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 Can You Hear This? » A Bridge Too Far…..
For those that have not traveled in these parts, the Bay Bridge Tunnel was designated “One of Seven Engineering Wonders of the Modern World” in 1965 after it’s completion in 1964.
It is 20 miles long and consists of 12 miles of low-level tresses, 2 one-mile long tunnels, 2 bridges, 4 man-made islands and 5.5 miles of approach road.
The tow truck driver offered a tarp to hold over him while he tried to replace the belt but, apparently, between the wind and the four or five inches of water that he was standing in, it didn’t do much to keep him dry.
www.canyouhearthis.com /2006/06/21/a-bridge-too-far   (1184 words)

 Close Combat II: A Bridge Too Far for PC Review - PC Close Combat II: A Bridge Too Far Review
If the morale factor is too difficult there are settings so that units always follow your orders, but that takes a great deal away from the game.
ABTF is a highly polished game of near perfection.
One thing that must be emphasized is that ABTF is not a real-time game with historical elements (like Age of Empires) but a historical wargame with real-time gameplay.
www.gamespot.com /pc/strategy/closecombat2abridgetoofar/review.html   (1229 words)

 APP.COM - A BRIDGE TOO FAR? THE STRUGGLE TO COMPLETE THE ROUTE 35 SPAN IN BELMAR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
BELMAR -- A new span of the Route 35 bridge over the Shark River was opened to two lanes of southbound traffic yesterday, and officials said the opening and future work on the project will provide relief to area residents.
Human error is being blamed for the July 29 accident in which a 116-ton concrete beam broke, crashed into the existing bridge, then fell into the Shark River along with part of a crane during construction of the new Route 35 bridge.
Contractors will resume installing beams in the Route 35 bridge project next week, nearly two months after a beam broke while being put in place with cranes, halting work on a portion of the $46 million project.
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 Not a Bridge too far
The news item about the Iron Bridge in the same issue of the paper was unfortunately inaccurate to say that we have raised £15,000 towards the detailed survey.
These hopes were dashed, however, when it was found that the structure was suffering from severe dry rot and, in 1952, it too was demolished.
It's too late to save Marple Hall, and Brabyns Hall will now exist only in pictures, but there are still gems out there like Oldknow's Chair that we can help save for future generations, if we are prepared to care and just put in a bit of effort.
www.marple-uk.com /bridgetoofar.htm   (1380 words)

 A Bridge Too Far
The city had plans for the bridge drawn up by a Minneapolis engineering firm in the summer of 1989 but haggled with MN DOT for several years over what portion of the financial burden each should bear.
The pedestrian bridge project will be ranked by the Transportation Advisory Board (TAB) against other projects competing for limited funds under the Transportation Equity Act of the 21st Century, then passed on to the full Metropolitan Council, which is likely to accept the TAB's recommendations.
Whether or not the pedestrian bridge project wins approval and is eventually built, the cross remains in the median at 85th--a reminder of one young girl's untimely death and a challenge to city and stat officials to prevent future tragedies with better planning.
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 Close Combat 2: A Bridge Too Far for PC video game review and cheats
Close Combat 2: A Bridge Too Far lets you replay one of the most critical battles in World War II, Operation Market-Garden, where the Germans and Allies fought for control of five strategic bridges across the rivers Rhine, Waal, and Maas.
As the Allies, it is your mission to take control of five bridges critical to the war effort; as the Germans, you will fight to protect these bridges (or demolish them if the Allies get too close for comfort).
However, I thought that the units were way too small too see (also a problem in the original game).
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 A Bridge Too Far
The 1st Airborne Division got safely to earth, but when it advanced on the Arnhem bridges it found their vicinity held by the remnants of the 9th and 10th SS Panzer Divisions, which were refitting in the district after their ordeal in Normandy.
Between them the two divisions mustered only a company of tanks, some armoured cars and half-tracks; but even the remnants of a panzer division deployed more firepower that the 1st Airborne, whose artillery support was provided by 75-mm pack howitzers which one of its own gunners described as 'quite unlethal'.
They held it steadfastly until 20 September, hourly expecting the arrival of British tanks to their relief, but the Guards Armoured Division which was advancing to join them found itself confined to a single road between inundated field and could not move forward at its planned speed.
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 [Hobo Bob's] Custom TDM Maps - A Bridge Too Far
I made somewhat of a trap area: if you don't use the bridge to engage the enemy, then you will have to cross the pit of land mines/shrapnel.
Then a second area trigger with several explosives under the bridge is timed perfectly to explode as the plane is flying over.
Exiting the bridge at red base: an armory heavily fortified with sandbags and ammunition scattered everywhere.
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 Amazon.co.uk: A Bridge Too Far [1977]: Video: Dirk Bogarde,Laurence Olivier,Ryan O'Neal,Maximilian Schell,Liv ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Attenborough was nominated for a BAFTA directing award for `A Bridge Too Far' in 1978.
They had to capture and hold the bridges in the towns and await relief by the motorised XXX corps, commanded by Lt. General Brian Horrocks (Edward Fox) and headed by Lt. Colonel J.O.E Vandaloe (Michael Caine) and his brother, Giles Vandaloe (Michael Byrne in cameo as usual).
You see the area around the bridge be torn apart, from an urban neighbourhood to an utter fortress in a warzone.
www.amazon.co.uk /Bridge-Too-Far-Dirk-Bogarde/dp/B00004CIDM   (2107 words)

 Film/Classic: A Bridge Too Far   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This epic movie about Operation Market Garden, the attempt by the Allies to catch the Germans by surprise in 1944 and capture several bridges in Holland to prepare for an invasion of the German industrial regions near the Rhine, is near perfect.
Elliot Gould chomps on his big cigar a bit too much, but his fervor in overcoming obstacles is strong and just falls into the believeability range of what individual leadership can mean in a campaign.
The rousing score for "A Bridge Too Far" is by John Addison, who also did "Tom Jones," "A Taste of Honey" and "The Entertainer" and it is one of best ever, certainly the finest ever done for a war movie.
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 A bridge too far
When growing crowds crossed the bridge after being stuck for days in New Orleans' Convention Center without food, water and working toilets, New Orleans officials began telling others to cross the bridge too.
The result was the confrontation at the bridge, fraught with racial implications.
Imposing racial explanations too quickly impairs our ability to focus on other explanations that may be closer to the truth.
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 An Actor Too Many on A Bridge Too Far
Here you will witness how a 19 year old talented actor called Ron Beernink, just happened to be An Actor Too Many amongst such great names as Laurence Olivier, Robert Redford, and Sean Connery...
This movie poster was withdrawn by the artistic department of United Artists, because it felt that the text "special guest star - Ronald Beernink" was a line too many.
Legal efforts to instead drop the overlong name of "Maximilian Schell" in favour of "Ron Beernink" drew sharp criticism from the german actors guild who felt that Schell was being victimised due to his german heritage.
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An epic film that "re-creates in stunning detail one of the most disastrous battles of World War II"(The Hollywood Reporter), A Bridge Too Far is a spectacular war picture.
Painstakingly recreated on actual battlefield locations and boasting a remarkable cast that includes Sean Connery, Anthony Hopkins, Sir Laurence Olivier and Robert Redford, A Bridge Too Far accurately recaptures the monumental scope, excitement and danger behind one of the biggest military gambles in history.
In September 1944, flush with success after the Normandy Invasion, the Allies confidently launched Operation Market Garden, a wild scheme intended to put an early end to the fighting by invading Germany and smashing the Reich's war plants.
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 A Bridge Too Far (1977)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
J.O.E Vandeleur is riding in the car talking to the officer who is driving, you can see in one far away view that their lips are not moving, but you still hear them talking.
The film version of A BRIDGE TOO FAR the second of Ryan's trilogy giving the definitive account of the last year of the war in Europe is superior to THE LONGEST DAY simply because William Goldman has written a superior script than the one Ryan wrote.
It's a shame A BRIDGE TOO FAR didn't do all that well at the box office or receive the critical acclaim it deserved, but STAR WARS came out at the same time thereby destroying the popularity of historical blockbusters with all star casts.
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