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Tired old queen at the movies

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From Here To Eternity

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re-war angst and the effects it has on a group of men and women stationed in Hawaii prior to Peal Harbor, forms the basis for Fred Zinnemann's film version of James Jones' prizewinning novel, From Here To Eternity.

Burt Lancaster headlines an all-star cast in this adaptation of what was termed an unfilmable property. Shot on location and casting against type, Deborah Kerr, Montgomery Clift and in Oscar winning roles; Frank Sinatra and Donna Reed give some of the finest performances of their careers. Ernest Borgnine brings sterling support as Fatso Judson, one the most evil characters ever portrayed on film and Lancaster and Kerr have an unforgettable love scene in the surf that had audiences and critics reeling for years. But, above all, there's Monty Clift, bringing unusual pathos as Prew, the boxer who doesn't want to fight. Taking the Oscar for Best Picture of 1953, it's hot, rugged and tempestuous entertainment as five lives come together in a moment of infamy that will alter their lives from here to eternity.

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Here at ka-os|theory, Steve Hayes is regarded as a legend. He's opened up a whole world of cinematic pleasure, and fired up my appreciation of film. His enthusiasm is infectious, electrifying, and unfailingly on point. The films he recommends are always worth seeing, and several have become firm favourites. If you have even a passing interest in movies, watch a couple of reviews. They're fun, funny, and you'll be intrigued. As he says, "Trust the tired old movie queen, this is terrific!"

(Syndication is with the kind permission of Steve Hayes. I'd recommend that readers check out his YouTube channel and explore his reviews. Discover the joy of vintage cinema - I did!)

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