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From Here to Eternity

Burt Lancaster  Actor Montgomery Clift  Actor Deborah Kerr  Actor Donna Reed  Actor Frank Sinatra  Actor

MPAA Rating: NR
Contains:Adult Situations

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From Here to Eternity

UPC: 043396053199

Studio: Columbia TriStar

MPAA Rating: NR   Contains:[Adult Situations]

Summary: The scene is Schofield Army Barracks in Honolulu, in the languid days before the attack on Pearl Harbor, where James Jones' acclaimed war novel From Here to Eternity brought the aspirations and frustrations of several people sharply into focus. Sergeant Milt Warden (Burt Lancaster) enters into an affair with Karen (Deborah Kerr), the wife of his commanding officer. Private Robert E. Lee "Prew" Prewitt (Montgomery Clift) is a loner who lives by his own code of ethics and communicates better with his bugle than he does with words. Prew's best friend is wisecracking Maggio (Frank Sinatra, in an Oscar-winning performance that revived his flagging career), who has been targeted for persecution by sadistic stockade sergeant Fatso Judson (Ernest Borgnine). Rounding out the principals is Alma Lorene (Donna Reed), a "hostess" at the euphemistically named whorehouse The New Congress Club. All these melodramatic joys and sufferings are swept away by the Japanese attack on the morning of December 7. No words could do justice to the film's most famous scene: the nocturnal romantic rendezvous on the beach, with Burt Lancaster's and Deborah Kerr's bodies intertwining as the waves crash over them. If you're able to take your eyes off the principals for a moment or two, keep an eye out for George Reeves; his supporting role was shaved down when, during previews, audiences yelled "There's Superman!" and began to laugh. From Here to Eternity won eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and supporting awards to Sinatra and Reed. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Category: War

Awards: 100 Greatest American Movies – American Film Institute Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion – null Best Director – null Best Actor – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Actor – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Actress – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Black and White Cinematography – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Black and White Costume Design – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Director – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Editing – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Picture – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Drama or Comedy Score – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Drama or Comedy Score – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Screenplay – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actress – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Out Of Competition – Cannes Film Festival Best Picture – National Board of Review Best Picture – New York Film Critics Circle Best Actor – New York Film Critics Circle Best Director – New York Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actor – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Director – Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion – Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Director – Directors Guild of America

Features: Audio commentary from Tim Zinnemann and Alvin Sargent
Featurette: "The Making of From Here to Eternity"
Excerpt from "Fred Zinnemann: As I See It"
Theatrical trailers
Filmographies
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From Here to Eternity

Format: DVD

Release Date: 10/23/2001

Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 Pre-1954 Standard

Audio: DD Dolby Digital

Runtime: 118 Minutes

Sides: 1

Number of Discs: 1

Language(s) English,Spanish,French,Portuguese

Subtitles: English,Spanish,French,Portuguese

Region: USA & territories, Canada

Chapters: Side #1 -- From Here to Eternity
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [2:15]
2. Sgt. Warden [6:56]
3. Mrs. Holmes [1:42]
4. Holmes' sweet home [1:51]
5. The company boxers [3:05]
6. The Treatment [4:08]
7. Rainy day woman [10:41]
8. The Princess Lorene [4:51]
9. On the beach [6:22]
10. Prewitt's story [3:37]
11. "Re-enlistment Blues" [:37]
12. In the gym [3:31]
13. "Chattanooga Choo-Choo" [2:59]
14. Gonna cut his heart out [1:59]
15. The Kalakaua Inn [6:56]
16. Waiting for a movie star [3:20]
17. "Hello, tough monkey." [2:57]
18. Two couples with plans [:29]
19. prewitt vs. Galovitch [:17]
20. Two bumps in the road [9:48]
21. "I escaped." [6:31]
22. "Taps" [4:07]
23. A word with Fatso [1:54]
24. Holmes resigns [2:22]
25. December 7, 1941 [4:18]
26. Warden shoots back [5:41]
27. Prewitt's return [4:03]
28. Returning stateside [4:32]

Bruce Eder

There were few movies greeted with more anticipation than Fred Zinnemann's From Here to Eternity when it opened in 1953. Adapted from one of the best-selling novels of the previous ten years, it was a film for which everyone had high expectations. It lived up to all of them and then some, adding a new level of violence and frankness to popular dramatic films just when the public was ready to accept these elements. (However, the movie couldn't even hint at an aspect that James Jones' novel mentioned almost at its outset: the homosexual advances that Pruett parried from his former sergeant, resulting in his transfer to a rifle company.) Burt Lancaster, who'd previously established himself as a hero-victim in a series of films noirs made under the auspices of Universal and as a costume hero in a pair of Warner Bros. period adventure films (The Flame and the Arrow, The Crimson Pirate), transformed himself into the quintessential macho leading man with his performance; Montgomery Clift gave the performance of his life as Robert E. Lee Pruett, unwilling boxer and trumpet player; ex-navy enlisted man Ernest Borgnine dominated every scene he was in as Sgt. Judson, the most vicious enlisted man seen onscreen in a mainstream American movie up to that time; Deborah Kerr, previously known for her plucky, lady-like roles, got to play an unabashedly sexual woman, and a married one at that; Donna Reed, cast against type as the prostitute with delusions of her own, gave the most honest and wrenching performance of her career; and Frank Sinatra, cast against all prevailing wisdom in Hollywood (and beating out Eli Wallach for the choicest supporting role in Hollywood that year), became a great actor overnight as the doomed Maggio. Even Merle Travis, a veritable god among guitar players but an anonymous figure to most filmgoers, got a memorable scene and song ("Re-Enlistment Blues") out of the film. From Here to Eternity raised the bar for realism (and the genuine, jagged, if ugly side of life) in war movies, and in movies in general. ~ Bruce Eder, Rovi

Cast and Crew: Buddy Adler  Producer 
George Duning  Composer (Music Score) 
Morris W. Stoloff  Composer (Music Score) 
Daniel Taradash  Screenwriter 
Fred Zinnemann  Director 
Burt Lancaster  Actor 
Montgomery Clift  Actor 
Deborah Kerr  Actor 
Donna Reed  Actor 
Frank Sinatra  Actor 
Ernest Borgnine  Actor 
Philip Ober  Actor 
Mickey Shaughnessy  Actor 
Harry Bellaver  Actor 
Jack Warden  Actor 
John Dennis  Actor 
Merle Travis  Actor 
Tim Ryan  Actor 
Arthur Keegan  Actor 
Barbara Morrison  Actor 
Jean Willes  Actor 
Claude Akins  Actor 
Robert Karnes  Actor 
Robert J. Wilke  Actor 
Douglas Henderson  Actor 
George Reeves  Actor 
Don Dubbins  Actor 
John Cason  Actor 
Kristine Miller  Actor 
John Bryant  Actor 
Mack Chandler  Actor 
John Davis  Actor 
James Jones  Actor 
Weaver Levy  Actor 
Patrick Miller  Actor 
Allen Pinson  Actor 
Joe Roach  Actor 
Joseph Sargent  Actor 
John Patrick Veitch  Actor 
William Lundmark  Actor 
Louise Saraydar  Actor 
Guy Way  Actor 
Mary Carver  Actor 
Freeman Lusk  Actor 
Tyler McVey  Actor 
Fay Roope  Actor 
Delia Salvi  Actor 
Alvin Sargent  Actor 
Joan Shawlee  Actor 
Angela Stevens  Actor 
Brick Sullivan  Actor 
Carleton Young  Actor 
Willis B. Bouchey  Actor 

Country: USA