From Here to Eternity (DVD)

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Fred Zinnemann's classic drama about Pearl Harbor on the eve of the fateful Japanese attack. Private Prewitt (Montgomery Clift) is newly arrived at the military base, and has already fallen foul of his superiors due to his refusal to box on the company team. Given the worst duties as a result, Prewitt is befriended by Angelo Maggio (Frank Sinatra), a young soldier who is himself persecuted by the Italian-hating Sergeant Fatso (Ernest Borgnine). Meanwhile, Sergeant Warden (Burt Lancaster), Prewitt's superior, treads on dangerous ground when he allows himself to get caught up in an affair with an officer's wife (Deborah Kerr). The film won eight Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director (Zinnemann), Best Supporting Actor (Sinatra) and Best Supporting Actress (Donna Reed).

Product Details

Barcode
5035822025431
Department
Movies & TV
Released
3 Sep 2012
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Modern Classic
Region
Region 2
Language
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Studio
Sony Pictures Home Ent.
Extras
  • Interactive Menus
  • Bonus Footage
  • Trailers
  • Biographies
  • Commentary: Tim Zinneman and Alvin Sargent.
  • Making Of Documentary
  • Other Documentary: Excerpt from 'Fred Zinneman: As I See It'.
Runtime
113 min
Age Restriction
PG
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
From Here to Eternity
Release Year
1953
Running Time
117 min
Language
English
Color
B&W
Categories
Dramas / Action / Based On A Novel / Classic / Essential Cinema / Infidelity / Love Story / Recommended / Theatrical Release / War / World War II
Official Website
http://www.fromheretoeternitythemusical.com/
Ratings
IMDb
7.6
Rotten Tomatoes®
92% 84%
Metacritic
85
Synopsis
An all-star cast brought what was considered an unfilmable novel to the screen with skill and grace with this story of the loves, hopes, and dreams of those in a close-knit Army barracks in Hawaii shortly before the attack on Pearl Harbor. Montgomery Clift portrays 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. Love and tragedy abound in this unflattering look at military life and American thought before the war. Director Fred Zinneman's Oscar-winning film is based on the novel by James Jones.
Notes
The Columbia TriStar special edition video #80693 is part of a limited edition Academy Awards sell through package that comes with a free copy of "Oscar's Greatest Moments," a classic collection of some of the most memorable moments from Oscar telecasts.

Contract player Aldo Ray was the original choice for Prewitt by Columbia Studio chief Harry Cohn, but Fred Zinnemann and novelist James Jones wanted Montgomery Clift.

Filmed at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii.

The film's technical consultant was Retired Brigadier General Kendall J. Fielder, Ret.

Additional cast: Merle Travis (Sal Anderson), Arthur Keegan (Treadwell), Douglas Henderson (Corporal Champ Wilson), and John Bryant (Captain Ross).
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Cast & Crew
Director
Fred Zinnemann
Star
Ernest Borgnine / Montgomery Clift / Deborah Kerr / Burt Lancaster / Philip Ober / Donna Reed / Mickey Shaughnessy / Frank Sinatra / Jack Warden
Screenwriter
Daniel Taradash
Source Writer
James Jones / Author: James Jones
Composer
George Duning
Producer
Buddy Adler
Director of Photography
Burnett Guffey
Editor
William A. Lyon
Costume Designer
Jean Louis
Makeup
Clay Campbell
Set Designer
Frank Tuttle
Art Director
Cary Odell
Movie Critics
Los Angeles Times
"Rapturously received from the moment it was released in 1953, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY remains, half a century later, a singular cinematic experience, one of the landmarks of American film."
Kenneth Turan (5 Dec 2003, p.C11)
Premiere
"...[It] remains incredibly potent stuff..."
Premiere Staff (1 Jun 2003, p.105)
Sight and Sound
"...[A] solidly built drama of bully politics and discontent in the US army just before Pearl Harbor..."
Lucy Neville (1 Mar 2002, p.59)
Total Film
4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's a leisurely but classy mix of romance, army politics and Hollywood heroism."
James Mottram (1 Oct 2010, )

Awards

Academy Awards
Best Picture
Winner: 1953
Best Director
Winner: 1953 - Fred Zinnemann
Best Adapted Screenplay
Winner: 1953 - Daniel Taradash
Best Cinematography
Winner: 1953 - Burnett Guffey
Best Film Editing
Winner: 1953
Best Sound Recording
Winner: 1953
Best Supporting Actor
Winner: 1953 - Frank Sinatra
Best Supporting Actress
Winner: 1953 - Donna Reed