From Here to Eternity (1953)
|Top Genres||Drama, Film Adaptation, Romance, War|
|Top Topics||Book-Based, Romance (Drama)|
From Here to Eternity Overview:
From Here to Eternity (1953) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Fred Zinnemann and produced by Buddy Adler.
The film was based on the novel of the same name written by James Jones published in 1951.
Landmark example of Hollywood melodrama at its finest. An all-star cast brought what was considered an unfilmable novel to the screen with skill and grace. The story portrays the loves, hopes, and dreams of those in a close-knit army barracks in Hawaii shortly before the attack on Pearl Harbor. Clift plays a former boxer who refuses to fight after blinding a friend in the ring and is sent to the remote outpost as punishment for his insubordination. Reed plays spectacularly against type as a bar girl who comforts Clift. Lancaster and Kerr have their illicit sprawl in the surf, and Sinatra makes a remarkable movie-career rebound. A big story with performances to match.
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From Here to Eternity was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2002.
Academy Awards 1953 --- Ceremony Number 26 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actor||Montgomery Clift||Nominated|
|Best Actor||Burt Lancaster||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor||Frank Sinatra||Won|
|Best Actress||Deborah Kerr||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Donna Reed||Won|
|Best Cinematography||Burnett Guffey||Won|
|Best Costume Design||Jean Louis||Nominated|
|Best Director||Fred Zinnemann||Won|
|Best Film Editing||William Lyon||Won|
|Best Music - Scoring||Morris Stoloff, George Duning||Nominated|
|Best Picture||Buddy Adler, Producer||Won|
|Best Writing||Daniel Taradash||Won|
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Karen Holmes: And one more thing: no more children. Sure I went out with men after that. And if I'd ever found one that...
Sergeant Milton Warden: Karen, listen to me, listen.
Karen Holmes: I know. Until I met you I didn't think it was possible either.
Angelo Maggio: I just hate to see a good guy get it in the gut.
Cpl. Buckley: You better get used to it, kid. You'll probably see a lot of it before you die.
Karen Holmes: You certainly chose a lovely spot for our meeting. I've had three chances to be picked up in the last five minutes.
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James Jones himself was one of the numerous writers who had attempted to adapt the book for the screen.
The novel was deemed unfilmable for a long time because of its negative portrayal of the US army (which would prevent the army from supporting the film with people and hardware/logistics) and the profanity. To get army support and pass the censorship of the time crucial details had to be changed. The brothel became a night club, the whores hostesses. The profanity was removed, the brutal treatment in the stockade toned down and Captain Holmes removed from the army instead of promoted.
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