From Here to Eternity

From Here to Eternity

Burt Lancaster
Director: Fred Zinnemann Cast: Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaster
, Montgomery Clift
Montgomery Clift
, Deborah Kerr
Deborah Kerr
Fred Zinnemann

DVD (Black & White)

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Though not labeled a special edition, From Here to Eternity does have a number of supplemental features. Unfortunately, the sum of the parts doesn't equal the whole. A two-minute "making of" featurette doesn't amount to much and a slightly longer excerpt from "Fred Zinnemann: As I See It" doesn't go into much detail about this talented director. It does feature some nice behind-the-scene shots in color, but the majority is simply sequences from the film intercut with interviews from Zinnemann. The main point of interest, though, is a thoughtful commentary track from Tim Zinnemann (the director's son) and Alvin Sargent, a collaborator with Fred Zinnemann and actor in this film. In addition, there are three theatrical trailers and incomplete filmographies for the cast and crew. The image, which is shown at the theatrical full frame ratio of 1.33:1, looks very good, but is far from perfect. The film, made in 1953, is showing its age, and it's possible a little more restoration work could have made it look even better. As for the sound, the English Dolby Digital track is in stereo and sounds adequate for this type of film. Granted, a little more range would be preferred, but isn't expected. In addition to English there are also soundtracks in French, Spanish, and Portuguese, with subtitles in those languages plus Chinese, Korean, and Thai. Overall, this Oscar-winning film has received a nice treatment on DVD.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/23/2001
UPC: 0043396053199
Original Release: 1953
Rating: NR
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W]
Sound: [Dolby Digital]
Time: 1:58:00
Sales rank: 6,662

Special Features

Audio commentary from Tim Zinnemann and Alvin Sargent; Featurette: "The Making of From Here to Eternity"; Excerpt from "Fred Zinnemann: As I See It"; Theatrical trailers; Filmographies; Production notes

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Burt Lancaster Sgt. Milton Warden
Montgomery Clift Robert E. Lee Prewitt
Deborah Kerr Karen Holmes
Donna Reed Alma Lorene
Frank Sinatra Angelo Maggio
Ernest Borgnine Sgt. "Fatso" Judson
Philip Ober Capt. Dana Holmes
Mickey Shaughnessy Sgt.Leva
Harry Bellaver Mazzioli
Jack Warden Cpl. Buckley
John Dennis Sgt. Ike Galovitch
Merle Travis Sal Anderson
Tim Ryan Sgt. Pete Karelsen
Arthur Keegan Treadwell
Barbara Morrison Mrs. Kipfer
Jean Willes Annette
Claude Akins Sgt. Baldy Thom
Robert Karnes Sgt. Turp Thornhill
Robert J. Wilke Sgt. Henderson
Douglas Henderson Cpl. Champ Wilson
George Reeves Sgt. Maylon Stark
Don Dubbins Friday Clark
John Cason Corporal Paluso
Kristine Miller Georgette
John Bryant Capt. Ross
Mack Chandler Actor
John Davis Actor
James Jones Actor
Weaver Levy Bartender
Patrick Miller Actor
Allen Pinson Actor
Joe Roach Actor
Joseph Sargent Actor
John Patrick Veitch Actor
William Lundmark Bill
Louise Saraydar Actor
Guy Way Actor
Mary Carver Nancy
Freeman Lusk Col. Wood
Tyler McVey Maj. Stern
Fay Roope Gen. Slater
Delia Salvi Billie
Alvin Sargent Nair [uncredited]
Joan Shawlee Sandra
Angela Stevens Jean
Brick Sullivan Military Guard
Carleton Young Col. Ayres
Willis B. Bouchey Lieutenant Colonel

Technical Credits
Fred Zinnemann Director
Buddy Adler Producer
Earl Bellamy Asst. Director
Mushy Callahan Consultant/advisor
Clay Campbell Makeup
Lodge Cunningham Sound/Sound Designer
Floyd D.Crosby Cinematographer
George Duning Score Composer
Brig.Gen. Kendall J. Fielder Consultant/advisor
Burnett Guffey Cinematographer
James Jones Songwriter
Freddy Karger Songwriter
Jean Louis Costumes/Costume Designer
William Lyon Editor
Cary O'Dell Art Director
Morris W. Stoloff Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Daniel Taradash Screenwriter
Frank A. Tuttle Set Decoration/Design
Robert Wells Songwriter

Scene Index

Side #1 -- From Here to Eternity
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [2:15]
2. Sgt. Warden [6:56]
3. Mrs. Holmes [1:42]
4. Holmes' sweet home [1:51]
5. The company boxers [3:05]
6. The Treatment [4:08]
7. Rainy day woman [10:41]
8. The Princess Lorene [4:51]
9. On the beach [6:22]
10. Prewitt's story [3:37]
11. "Re-enlistment Blues" [:37]
12. In the gym [3:31]
13. "Chattanooga Choo-Choo" [2:59]
14. Gonna cut his heart out [1:59]
15. The Kalakaua Inn [6:56]
16. Waiting for a movie star [3:20]
17. "Hello, tough monkey." [2:57]
18. Two couples with plans [:29]
19. prewitt vs. Galovitch [:17]
20. Two bumps in the road [9:48]
21. "I escaped." [6:31]
22. "Taps" [4:07]
23. A word with Fatso [1:54]
24. Holmes resigns [2:22]
25. December 7, 1941 [4:18]
26. Warden shoots back [5:41]
27. Prewitt's return [4:03]
28. Returning stateside [4:32]

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