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From Here to Eternity
Pouring out of impassioned pages...brawling their way to greatness on the screen!
In 1941 Hawaii, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second in command are falling in love.
It’s funny how your mind can construct. I’m sure I had seen From Here To Eternity. The quintessential scene in glorious Technicolor and illustrious widescreen was etched in my consciousness. It was a film about a forbidden passionate affair where our protagonists fought, against all odds, and gave up everything to be together; culminated by the consummate reckoning of that glorious breaker on the beach. Whoops.
I hadn’t seen From Here To Eternity. It wasn’t in Glorious Technicolor. It wasn’t in illustrious widescreen. It was simple Academy Ratio Black and White. Perhaps this imagined grandeur was, for me, knowing it won a plethora of the golden guy? I don’t know, but what I do know is when the scene in…
Review In A Nutshell:
I never know what to expect when I dive into a classic film, especially one that have won numerous Academy Awards including Best Picture. I always take in consideration of the limitations of a film's release, but if a film fails to interest me even with that, then my confidence towards my feelings of the film is solid. From Here to Eternity left me disappointed due to its inability to create a dramatic impact in its stories and its lack of resonance for contemporary audiences.
The film's plot starts itself off focusing on a young soldier's, Robert Prewitt, struggles of being independent in the army, not allowing his superiors to take control of his life and…
There is a feeling of heavy history-based dread and palpable dramatic irony hanging over the events of Fred Zinnemann's "From Here to Enternity." Taking place in 1941, the Academy Award-winning drama unfolds before the December 7 attack on Pearl Harbor, but the specter of that attack fills the sea air and colors the events of the film for an audience watching in retrospect. Those events are small, personal dramas. They are insignificant wars fought before the real war. With its sense of impending doom, sharply drawn characters, and robust dramatic threads, "From Here to Eternity" makes for a impactful, sometimes searing film.
Taking place on and around a Hawaiian military base, Zinnemann's film weaves together the stories of disparate characters…
That there's what you call a melodrama. A group of Army soldiers in Hawaii in 1941 have lots of personal problems. Love, short tempers, bullies, and regulations.
Lots of big name actors appear here, but one name caught my eye in the opening credits was Merle Travis. Funny, there's an actor with the same name as the greatest guitar picker country music ever had, Lo and behold, it is the country music guitar picker!
I wish I had shoulders like Burt Lancaster. My wife would love that. And his jaw too.
A solid film.
Two hopeless lovers embrace while the waves of the beach wash over them. That's From Here to Eternity 's iconic scene, and while it may be classic, is in no way what makes the film a powerful look into the inner affairs of America's World War II army men.
Here's a fantastic performance from Montgomery Clift, before his acting went by the wayside due to trauma from a car accident. Here he performs with remarkable dedication. He combines James Dean's rebellious attitude with the aggressive personality of Marlon Brando. His role as Prewitt has a similar back-story to John Wayne in The Quiet Man . Both are man filled with self-directed fury after accidentally killing a man in the boxing…
There are some classic films – if you’ll forgive me, An American in Paris, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Graduate, The Producers – that seem dated today but whose fame has not withered; so indelible are a moment or two, an image, a performance, that the film as a whole has been seared into the public conscience.
From Here to Eternity is one such film. Viewed with fresh eyes, it’s apparent that Fred Zinnemann and company couldn’t quite decide whether Burt Lancaster was a hero or a scoundrel (he is always one or the other, never both), whether Frank Sinatra was meant for comic relief or tragic thrust (a shame the one doesn’t inform the other), or whether Donna Reed was…
Some truly great acting set within a story with low set expectations.
To be honest i was a little bit disappointed in this movie. Good actors, but i think this movie could be better with a great director.
The fight scenes were not that professional made but ok it was 1953!
No, to be honest i expected more from it, but i liked it though!
And after all the story isn't that surprising.
A second-in-command has a passionate affair with his captain's wife and a boxer is cruelly mistreated for not boxing with his squad on the days leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor. This is the first time I've seen this film in, what, six years? I don't think it's improved or depreciated in my eyes at all. Everything I thought before mostly stands.
Burt Lancaster is alright in maybe his first performance of merit (and one that's perfect for his dramatic range, at this point), and he's got great chemistry with Deborah Kerr even though she's woefully miscast. Their beach scene is rightfully iconic and especially so with the camera following the rushing waves. And the camera work during…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Proper life를 추구하는 사람들의 non-proper story
이 영화엔 어느 하나 제대로 된 사람이 없다. 모두 고집불통들이며 동시에 외롭게 살아간다. 다른 이를 사랑해보려 하지만,,, 자기가 생각하는 'proper line'을 넘지 못하면 탈락이다.
데보라 커가 연기한 중령부인도 그동안 그리 남편의 부정에 시달리다 버트를 만나 사랑에 빠지지만 그를 따라 그 섬에 남지는 않는다.
버트 또한 그녀를 따라 그 섬을 떠나지는 않는다. 상대방이 자기가 생각하는 선을 넘었으므로.
(해변에서 펼쳐지던 그 키스씬은 --
그 장면이 어느 극장에서나 조금씩 짧았다고 한다. 영상기사들이 그 부분 필름을 잘라서 기념으로 보관하느라고 ^^)
몽고메리 클리프트는 여전히 약한 가운데 강한 캐릭터를 연기하고 있다.
그의 포켓볼 실력은 '젊은이의 양지'에 이어 여기서도 잠깐씩 화면을 빛낸다.
비록 더빙이었겠지만 그 섹스폰 소리는 정말이지..
그리고 그 삼중창. 멋지다.
보그나인의 악당연기는 두말하면 잔소리고.
내 어린 시절을…
From Here to Eternity remains the moving character drama that I remember on initial viewing. A talented cast brings to life that tribulations facing the characters in the months leading up to the tragic Pearl Harbor bombings. It's a very somber movie in a way but its powerful and forms a connection with its audience.
It starts at 26/947 before re-rank.
From Here to Eternity > The Fifth Element
From Here to Eternity > My Neighbor Totoro
From Here to Eternity > Arsenic & Old Lace
From Here to Eternity > Reservoir Dogs
From Here to Eternity < Pulp Fiction
From Here to Eternity > Se7en
From Here to Eternity < Good Will Hunting
From Here to Eternity > The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
From Here to Eternity < Say Anything...
From Here to Eternity < It's A Wonderful Life
The best Michael Bay movie.
A model Hollywood film: It's big, it's touching, it's ridiculous - and it works. Mostly because Montgomery Clift is the beautiful, sensitive hero we all like to identify with. Boy can he fight! Boy can he march! And boy can he play the trumpet!
good action and story. is classic.
Bit soapy but I enjoyed it more than I thought I would...Montgomery Clift is superb in it
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