From Here to Eternity by James JonesDiamond Head, Hawaii, 1941. Pvt. Robert E. Lee Prewitt is a champion welterweight and a fine bugler. But when he refuses to join the companys boxing team, he gets the treatment that may break him or kill him.
First Sgt. Milton Anthony Warden knows how to soldier better than almost anyone, yet hes risking his career to have an affair with the commanding officers wife.
Both Warden and Prewitt are bound by a common bond: the Army is their heart and blood... and, possibly, their death.
In this magnificent but brutal classic of a soldiers life, James Jones portrays the courage, violence and passions of men and women who live by unspoken codes and with unutterable despair... in the most important American novel to come out of World War II, a masterpiece that captures as no other the honor and savagery of men.
From Here to Eternity
From Here to Eternity , American dramatic film, released in , about U. It was one of the most popular films of its time, and it won eight Academy Awards , including that for best picture. The film begins with the arrival of Robert E. The company commander, Captain Dana Holmes Philip Ober , knowing that Prewitt is a talented boxer , urges him to join the company boxing team. Prewitt refuses, having given up the sport after having accidentally blinded a sparring partner. Elsewhere, the soldiers have gone to a club, where Prewitt meets the hostess Lorene Donna Reed and is smitten.
But then, something happened. I tuned in to this screening halfway through, so I was paying attention, and the film hit me. So Lorene is a comfort.
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From Here to Eternity is a American romantic drama film directed by Fred Zinnemann , and written by Daniel Taradash , based on the novel of the same name by James Jones. The picture deals with the tribulations of three U. In , From Here to Eternity was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". In , bugler and career soldier Private Robert E. Lee Prewitt transfers to a rifle company at Schofield Barracks on the island of Oahu. Captain Dana "Dynamite" Holmes has heard he is a talented middleweight boxer, and wants him to join his regimental team to secure a promotion for Holmes.