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BFI Film Classics

From Here to Eternity

Authors: Smyth, J.E.

  • Part of a set of special edition BFI Film Classics published to coincide with the BFI's major season on 'True Romance' in 2015
  • From Here to Eternity, the film with THAT kissonthebeach scene, is a timeless classic – popular with film fans and also widely studied on Film Studies courses
  • Will benefit from extended marketing and publicity ahead of and during the BFI's True Romance season, which starts in November 2015
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From Here to Eternity (1953) is one of the most controversial films of its time. Adapted from James Jones's bestselling novel, the landmark blockbuster deals frankly with adultery, military corruption, physical abuse, racism and murder, and traces the unhappy lives of five American outsiders in the last days before Pearl Harbor. Made at the height of the Cold War and Hollywood's anticommunist purges, director Fred Zinnemann, writer Daniel Taradash and producer Buddy Adler defied military and industry pressure to censor the material.

Exploring the film's full production history and drawing upon archival documents and rare interviews with cast and crew, J. E. Smyth provides a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the film many industry insiders thought couldn't be made.

This special edition features original cover artwork by Eda Akaltun.

About the authors

J. E. Smyth is Reader in History at the University of Warwick, UK. Smyth is the author and editor of five books, including Reconstructing American Historical Cinema from Cimarron to Citizen Kane (2006) and Fred Zinnemann and the Cinema of Resistance (2014).

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-84457-816-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $19.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-84457-814-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
From Here to Eternity
Authors
Series Title
BFI Film Classics
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave BFI
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
eBook ISBN
978-1-84457-816-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84457-816-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84457-814-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
112
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