Movie Review : Film Review Essay

1145 Words Oct 23rd, 2015 null Page
From Here to Eternity Film Review
A romantic classic, From Here to Eternity was a drama released in 1953 that focused on the life of an army men prior to the Attack on Pearl Harbor. The film was directed by Fred Zinnemann and produced by Columbia Pictures. From Here to Eternity is based on the days prior to Pearl Harbor and the day of, in Hawaii. One of the main characters, Prewitt played by Montgomery Clift, was a private who was abused by the army for not joining the units boxing team, but choosing to play the bugle instead. Cold hearted Capt. Holmes was played by Philip Ober. He orders Prewitt to a many unnecessary tasks while his wife, Deborah Kerr, cheats on him with another Sargent, Burt Lancaster. The film’s climax was when Prewitt and his Sargent defend the naval base of Pearl Harbor together.
From Here to Eternity is historically accurate since it coincides with the material from Richard Overy’s Why the Allies Won and John Jefferies’ Wartime America. First, the film is historically accurate on the date in which the Japanese attacked U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, December 7th, 1941. The entire film took place in Hawaii, USA and it portrayed the attack that occurred on “December 7 Japanese aircraft attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor.” (Overy p.15) The films date and location were the same as the date reported in the Overy novel. Since Overy’s statement and the film reflect the same geographical and chronological facts, the film shows a factual…

Related Documents