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Thumbnail for From Here to Eternity (1953) From Here to Eternity (1953)

Basics Critics:94Viewers:71Rusty:92
Category: Drama, Romance, WarNotable as: Epic film, Award-Winning WorkSub-Category: Romance Film, War film, Epic film, Film adaptation, DramaMain subject: Attack on Pearl Harbor, World War IIRuntime: 118 minutesLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesFilming location: HonoluluDirector: Fred ZinnemannScreenwriter: Daniel TaradashMusic: George DuningCinematography: Burnett GuffeyStars: Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Frank Sinatra, Donna Reed, Ernest Borgnine, Merle Travis, George Reeves, Jack Warden, Harry Bellaver Producer: Buddy AdlerAwards won: Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White (Burnett Guffey)
Academy Award for Best Director (Fred Zinnemann)
Academy Award for Best Film Editing (William Lyon)
Academy Award for Best Picture (Buddy Adler)
Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Frank Sinatra)
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (Donna Reed)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Daniel Taradash)
National Film Registry
Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Actor (Burt Lancaster)
Academy Award for Best Actor (Montgomery Clift)
Academy Award for Best Actress (Deborah Kerr)
Academy Award for Best Costume Design, Black-and-White
Academy Award for Best Original Dramatic or Comedy Score (George Duning)
Award details: (details at IMDb)
Description

From Here to Eternity is a 1953 drama film directed by Fred Zinnemann and based on the novel of the same name by James Jones. The picture deals with the tribulations of three soldiers, played by Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, and Frank Sinatra, stationed on Hawaii in the months leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor. Deborah Kerr and Donna Reed portray the women in their lives and the supporting cast includes Ernest Borgnine, Philip Ober, Jack Warden, Mickey Shaughnessy, Claude Akins, and George Reeves. The film won eight Academy Awards out of 13 nominations, including for Picture, Best Director, Adapted Screenplay, Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress. The film's title comes originally from a quote from Rudyard Kipling's 1892 poem "Gentlemen-Rankers", about soldiers of the British Empire who had "lost [their] way" and were "damned from here to eternity".


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