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From Here to Eternity
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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…
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.
I wish that the climax of the movie happened halfway through.
Bit soapy but I enjoyed it more than I thought I would...Montgomery Clift is superb in it
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I really have to mention upfront that I hated the ending of the film. It was really a downer. I was drawn in immediately to the storyline. I'm very partial to war/military films. The director used a lot of close-ups to enhance the scenes. I really enjoyed the simplicity of the film, specially how the movie had two different story lines. One of a young soldier falling in love with a bar girl and the second storyline with the more mature soldier falling in love the a married woman. The storyline had two things in common. One, neither soldier gets the girl and two, they both have love of country and pride of service. Overall the movie had a good plot just an unsatisfying ending.
I saw From Here to Eternity when I was a teenager, just getting interested in the cinema, and it swept me away. I saw it again when I was in my twenties and thought it was a piece of empty bombast. I come to it again liking Montgomery Clift and Frank Sinatra, but suspicious of Fred Zinnemann. Early parts of the film work well: Private Prewitt (Clift) arrives at the camp, he refuses to join the boxing team, he is he victim of a regime of bullying, he is befriended by Maggio (Sinatra), another trouble maker – this is a sort of rebel without a cause in the army, Clift an early Method actor trying to make room for his…
No amount of black and white art-house tastefulness can hide the fact that "From Here to Eternity" is one big splashy soap opera of a movie. I've not read the James Jones book on which it is based, but it wouldn't surprise me to find that the romantic subplots that dominate the film are only a part of a much larger and intricate narrative in the book. "A Place in the Sun" did much the same thing to "An American Tragedy."
I've grown to like Burt Lancaster as I've seen him in more and more movies, and I think he got better as he got older, but he's at his hammy worst in roles like this. Though he's a big,…
I'm not surprised that From Here To Eternity won eight Oscars. The acting is great, the screenplay is intelligent and thought provoking and the supremely gifted director Fred Zinneman is at the helm. Montgomery Clift gives a particularly powerful and poignant performance as a hard headed young soldier; he is the standout among an array of talent including Burt Lancaster, Frank Sinatra, Donna Reed, Deborah Kerr and Ernest Borgnine. I enjoyed this film much more than I thought I would.
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