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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…
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…
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I've heard this movie is one of the best romantic dramas of all time. It's not really (the two leads don't get the girls in the end). However, it is one of the best movies (of any genre) of all time.
There's powerhouse performances from the star-studded cast, from Montgomery Clift, Burt Lancaster, Donna Reed, Deborah Kerr, and Frank Sinatra... seriously Frank Sinatra is really good as both comedic relief and foil to Ernest Borgnine. He totally deserved that Oscar.
Anyways, the cast and performances are totally deserving of plot and script this good. It's witty, but also never sits on anything boring for too long. There's action, romance, comedy, and thrills. What more could you ask for in a film?
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Not all of From Here to Eternity has aged wonderfully, but this is a movie of absolutely powerful moments. The bar room bugle scene and subsequent fight. The first few conversations between Clift and Reed. The Taps scene. Clift's brawl. Sinatra's dying moment. And of course when the film takes on a whole new tension and dimension when the attack on Pearl Harbor finally comes. I've seen this movie before, and anyone who is smart should be able to piece together that this is coming, but the movie is engrossing enough that I wasn't waiting for it.
I just finished a major piece on Sinatra, and while many would argue that he's been better in other stuff, this is the film he deserved his Oscar for because it defined his persona for the next decade plus of performances.
An interesting film, but not that special to me. I really did enjoy the performance of Montgomery Clift and Frank Sinatra's part is entertaining. The score is pretty good too.
This sure deserved to win a bunch of Oscars.
An all-time favorite.
Montgomery Clift is still the most underrated actor to come out of the 1950s Method era. There's a certain perverse pointlessness to the plot's main proceedings, as if we're supposed to care if Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr can be together when we know Pearl Harbor is about to come and uproot all these squabbles. Of course, we do anyway, because these actors and characters are nothing if not magnetic.
Solid story and good acting make this a great watch.
I never realised Frank Sinatra was such a scrawny little bugger until they took away his suit and put him next to some real men.
So, so sad. Awesome performances from all five main characters. The women were very interesting. I liked how much depth they were able to add to those characters despite the fact that they were not featured in the film for very many minutes. But I was kind of confused by their motivations, which is probably a generational thing. Cliff stood out to me more than Lancaster or Sinatra, but all three were great.
I've seen a lot of criticism about how this has aged poorly, but I disagree for the most part. The story is entertaining and powerful in moments (the rendition of "The Last Post" was particularly moving) and the final battle scene holds up quite well.
While the love story provides the most iconic moments from the film I found these scenes dragged and made the movie feel longer than it is.
More emotionally complex than I originally thought it would be, but I still can't particularly enjoy From Here to Eternity on part of how poorly it's aged and how odd its performances is are. It seems as though the actors deliver everything with a certain "nonchalance," as if they don't care about each other or feel anything at all.
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