At an Army base in 1941 Hawaii, the lives of enlisted men and officers are troubled by spiteful commanders, sadistic military police, and forbidden love. Includes actual scenes of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Full description
At an Army base in 1941 Hawaii, the lives of enlisted men and officers are troubled by spiteful commanders, sadistic military police, and forbidden love. Includes actual scenes of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Based upon the novel by James Jones.
DVD release of the 1953 motion picture.
Full screen version preserving the original theatrical aspect ratio.
Special features: audio commentary with Tim Zinnemann (director's son) and Al Sargent; featurette: The making of From here to eternity; excerpts from As I see it by Fred Zinnemann; theatrical trailers; filmographies, production notes.
1 videodisc (approximately 118 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, NTSC, region 1 ; full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital.
Academy Awards, 1953: Best Picture; Best Screenplay, Daniel Taradash; Best Director, Fred Zinnemann; Best Cinematography, Burnett Guffy; Best Supporting Actor (Sinatra); Best Supporting Actress (Reed).
Director of photography, Burnett Guffey ; film editor, William Lyon ; music, George Duning.
A native of Hoboken, New Jersey, Frank Sinatra is an American icon and singer of popular American songs. Although he originally wanted to be a sportswriter, listening to Bing Crosby and Billie Holiday inspired Sinatra to become a singer. Like many of his contemporaries, Sinatra never learned to read music, but he had a natural talent for singing and for entertainment. Sinatra stirred young female fans of the World War II era to fainting frenzy at his performances. The media dubbed Sinatra "Swoonlight Sinatra." Sinatra still sings to large, sold-out audiences throughout the world. His music is reissued on CDs and rereleased in new collections. Sinatra also has had a respectable acting career. He won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in From Here to Eternity (1953). (Bowker Author Biography)