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From Here to Eternity
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The setting is an army base in Hawaii in 1941. Montgomery Clift, in a superb performance, plays a bugler who refuses to fight for the company boxing team; he has reasons for giving up the sport. His refusal results in harsh treatment from the company commander, whose bored wife (Deborah Kerr) is having an affair with the tough-but-fair sergeant (Burt Lancaster). You remember--the scene with the two of them embracing on the beach, as the surf crashes in. The supporting players are as good as the leads: Frank Sinatra and Donna Reed won Oscars (and Sinatra revitalized his entire career), and Ernest Borgnine entered the gallery of all-time movie villains, as the stockade sergeant who makes Sinatra miserable. Zinnemann's work is efficient but also evocative, capturing the time and place beautifully, the tropical breezes as well as the lazy prewar indulgence. This one is deservedly a classic. --Robert Horton
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…
I got a (very) late start to my project for February, but will give it a go none the less.
From Here to Eternity is a bit up and down, but thankfully mostly up, personified by Montgomery Clift's powerhouse performance, and a not too shabby Burt Lancaster. Sinatra I can take or leave.
Can we get through a review of this film without mentioning "that" make out session? Obviously not. I've never bought into the Kerr hype, neither looks nor skills. She's alright in both departments, I guess, but nothing special, and that iconic scene is, well, awkward at best.
The film is stronger when focusing on the strong willed private (Clift) refusing to be bullied…
**Part of the Best Picture Project**
Sometimes the worst things a soldier has to face isn't the war but his own country preparing him for it.
From Here to Eternity is a fantastic drama filled with conflict not from the action of war (the film is set a short time before Pearl Harbor), but the heat between men who hate each other. It is seething with both dramatic irony, and powerful commentary on life within the military and its often harsh consequences.
It should be noted that From Here to Eternity deals with big mature themes that are almost unheard of in this era of Hollywood. A soldier falls in love with an army escort, an officer has an affair…
Maybe a little dated, particularly in its traditional portrayal of men and women, but it's well-acted and the tension builds to the climactic and melancholic ending.
The first film watched for my 52 films in 52 weeks (2015) experiment.
Somehow I have never watched this film, despite how famous it is.
It's a bit surprising that it won 8 Oscars. Seems like a lot.
It's a solid film. And Montgomery Clift is fantastic as the soldier who refuses to box due to an incident in his past. I love that he sticks to his decision no matter what is thrown at him (or at least until his breaking point). A very convincing performance. And I liked Donna Reed as his love interest.
But as a "romantic film", it did not work for me. I never felt why Lancaster and Kerr's characters fall so deeply in love--it…
Streaming: This would have made for a much better backstory to Pearl Harbor then the one the writers came up with for the Michael Bay PEARL HARBOR.
After my long movie loving life, finally getting to see Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr on the beach with the ocean crashing on them - I'm not going to lie - it was a let down. It was shot day for night and only last 2 seconds. The parody in AIRPLANE! was more moving. There I said it.
All four of these stars are for Montgomery Clift alone <3
Deborah Kerr and Burt Lancaster and Sinatra and Borgnine and a lot of people. An adaptation of James Jones's novel about idyllic Hawaii before Pearl Harbor. 8 Oscar wins out of 13 nominations. Very stiff. A lot of hunky guys and a few nice-looking skirts. The title comes from Kipling's 1892 poem "Gentlemen-Rankers", about lost British soldiers "damned from here to eternity". Variety called it "socko entertainment", and who among us can disagree with enthusiasm like that?
Greatest Generation militaristic bull-pucky, I gather. A classic? Nah, but it smells ok. Black-and-white firecracker melodrama. Swooned beach stuff. Yes, get undressed for us, baby. Hollywood legend has it that Sinatra got the role of Maggio because of Mafia connections (explaining a similar subplot in THE GODFATHER), but his then-wife Ava Gardner probably just cajoled the wife of a studio head. You know how wives are.
This is a powerful film about a bunch of soldiers in Hawaii during the weeks leading up to Pearl Harbor. It contains a plethora of wonderful performances about the slice of life of several varieties of soldier, and about the hardships they face even before the battle has begun. It's a great transition film from the old school Hollywood of the 40s into the newer, edgier Hollywood, brought in by actors like Montgomery Clift. It is about masculinity, and love, and sexual desire, and violence, and it does it all without feeling too heavy handed or male-gazey.
It's one of the best 50s films Hollywood put together, and they were smart to reward it with a Best Picture Oscar.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
A good ol' drama with a strong cast and that famous beach scene, which really isn't that memorable at all.
Unlike some reviewers, I don't think every single performance in From Here to Eternity was that great. Or maybe it was the way they were written, but there was something about Ernest Borgnine and Donna Reed's characters that was unconvincing. That's not much of a problem though because there's a huge ensemble cast of characters in this film set on the U.S. military bases in Hawaii, just before and later during the Pearl Harbor attack. There are a lot of emotional scenes, so it was surprising that the actual attack itself didn't shake everyone more than what was shown on screen. I thought the most interesting parts were those where we get to know the soldiers and their way of…
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