From Here to Eternity

An Academy Gold Standard Screening featuring the premiere of a new digital restoration of “From Here to Eternity” (1953) and a discussion with Ernest Borgnine.

Hosted by Lou Diamond Phillips.

This compelling drama, adapted from the novel by James Jones, explores the troubled lives of several soldiers (and the women who love them) on a Hawaiian Army base in the months leading up to the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The film culminates with a large-scale re-creation of the attack, combined with actual documentary footage.

The winner of eight Academy Awards®, including Best Picture and Directing (for Fred Zinnemann), the film features no less than five Oscar®-nominated performances, including Oscar-winning turns by Frank Sinatra and Donna Reed in supporting roles. The famed embrace in the surf between Army wife Deborah Kerr and her lover Burt Lancaster still sizzles.

This new digital restoration by Sony Pictures was made from the only original elements still in existence, the fine grain master positive, which was scanned at 4K to create a new 35mm negative, and features a digitally restored original soundtrack.

Cast Burt Lancaster (Sgt. Milton Warden), Montgomery Clift (Robert E. Lee Prewitt), Deborah Kerr (Karen Holmes), Donna Reed (Alma, also known as Lorene), Frank Sinatra (Angelo Maggio), Philip Ober (Capt. Dana Holmes), Mickey Shaughnessy (Sgt. Leva), Harry Bellaver (Mazzioli), Ernest Borgnine (Sgt. “Fatso” Judson), Jack Warden (Corp. Buckley)

Directed by Fred Zinnemann. Produced by Buddy Adler. Screenplay Daniel Taradash. Based on the novel by James Jones. Cinematography Burnett Guffey. Film Editing William Lyon. Art Direction Cary Odell. Set Decoration Frank Tuttle. Musical Direction Morris Stoloff. Background Music George Duning. Sound Engineer Lodge Cunningham. Gowns Jean Louis. Columbia Pictures. 1953. 35mm. 118 mins. Print courtesy of Sony Pictures.

Event Information

Wednesday, November 18, at 7:30 p.m.
Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Academy Awards Facts

Academy Award winner

Actor in a Supporting Role (Sinatra)
Actress in a Supporting Role (Reed)
Black-and-White Cinematography (Guffey)
Directing (Zinnemann)
Film Editing (Lyon)
Best Motion Picture (Adler, producer)
Sound Recording (Columbia Studio Sound Department, John P. Livadary, sound director)
Writing – Screenplay (Taradash)

Academy Award nominee

Actor (Clift)
Actor (Lancaster)
Actress (Kerr)
Black-and-White Costume Design (Louis)
Music – Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture (Stoloff, Duning)

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