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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…
Bizarrely, From Here to Eternity seems to have the all the components of a classic and great 50's war movie, but all that adds up to an utterly boring and fruitless film.
Film #7 Of the June 2016 Scavenger Hunt.
Task #27 A film featuring adultery.
Certainly not as good as A Nuns Story and an eternity away from being as great as High Noon, the only two other films I have seen from Fred Zinnemanns library. This movie didn't exactly make me long for more of his movies either.
I can see why this movie won the Oscar at the time being quite American featuring pearl harbor and shit. To be honest I really didn't need that part of the movie, I am more interested in the love stuff between the two characters that sorta got pushed away in favor of the other story line I didn't enjoy as much. Kinda sad, but I guess the just missed the target (the target being me) with this.
From here to eternity will forever stay here and I will probably forget it in time, nothing more to add.
I was excited to watch this one because 1953 is the year my dad was born. From Here to Eternity was a pretty good movie. Not my favorite of the 1950’s winners, but certainly not the worst! Made in 1953, the movie was actually set in 1941 Hawaii, right before the attacks by the Japanese on Pearl Harbor. There were basically two main characters in the film who each had their separate story line: Sgt. Milton Warden who was having an affair with his Captain’s wife, and Robert E. Lee “Prew” Prewitt, who was a pretty bad ass bugler facing the wrath of his Captain because he didn’t want to box. Prewitt’s BFF was Angelo Maggio played by Frank Sinatra…
I wasn't expecting to like this as much as I did. It is perhaps a bit shallow (at a glance the first two acts consist mostly of the soldiers getting girls, getting drunk and just getting in trouble) and the direction is mostly straightforward, but it oozes an earnest charm, the performances are all commendable, and there are some fine moments of true poignancy and beauty. All in all, I really enjoyed it.
Looks convincing. The beach scene was shorter than expected.
THAT KISS, THOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Listen up Michael Bay...this is how you make a romance film about Pearl Harbor. Watch this and take notes.
The only unbelievable thing about this film is a husband cheating on his wife, when his wife is Deborah Kerr.
Mostly re-watching to think about whether or not Fred Zinnemann has an auteur style.
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