Academy Moves “From Here to Eternity” Back onto the Silver Screen
Beverly Hills, CA (November 5, 2009) — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a screening of 1953 Best Picture winner “From Here to Eternity” on Wednesday, November 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The evening will feature the premiere of a new digital restoration, as well as an onstage discussion with actor Ernest Borgnine.
Adapted from the novel by James Jones and directed by Fred Zinnemann, “From Here to Eternity” explores the troubled lives of several soldiers (and the women who love them) on an Army base in Hawaii in the months leading up to the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The film culminates in a large-scale re-creation of the attack, combined with actual documentary footage.
“From Here to Eternity” won Academy Awards® for Actor in a Supporting Role (Frank Sinatra), Actress in a Supporting Role (Donna Reed), Black-and-White Cinematography (Burnett Guffey), Directing (Zinnemann), Film Editing (William Lyon), Best Motion Picture (Buddy Adler, producer), Sound Recording (Columbia Studio Sound Department, John P. Livandary, sound director), and Writing – Screenplay (Daniel Taradash). The film also earned Oscar® nominations for Actor (Montgomery Clift), Actor (Burt Lancaster), Actress (Deborah Kerr), Black-and-White Costume Design (Jean Louis), and Music – Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture (Morris Stoloff, George Duning).
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.
Tickets for “From Here to Eternity” are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID, and may be purchased online at www.oscars.org, in person at the Academy box office or by mail. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. All seating is unreserved. For more information, call (310) 247-3600 or visit www.oscars.org.
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