From Here to Eternity

Author: J.E. Smyth

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 183871586X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 112

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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.

From Here to Eternity

Author: James Jones

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141393238

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

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'I'll never understand the fucking Army.' Prew won't conform. He could have been the best boxer and the best bugler in his division, but he chooses the life of a straight soldier in Hawaii under the fierce tutelage of Sergeant Milt Warden. When he refuses to box for his company for mysterious reasons, he is given 'The Treatment', a relentless campaign of physical and mental abuse. Meanwhile, Warden wages his own campaign against authority by seducing the Captain's wife Karen - just because he can. Both men are bound to the Army, even though it may destroy them. Published here in its uncensored, original version, From Here to Eternity is a raw, electrifying account of the soldier's life in the months leading up to Pearl Harbor-of men who are trained to fight the enemy, but cannot resist fighting each other.

From Here to Eternity

Author: Andrew Lee Berge

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479766437

Category: Religion

Page: 138

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This book takes you on a journey through the scriptures, of which are instructions from God. It contains the commandments from God that men are to follow if they desire to attain an eternity in paradise. The author of this book is an ordained minister in the service of Jesus Christ. He has a masters degree and has studied both the old and new testaments. He has studied the Qur'an and numerous other books written on Islam. He believes God wants to warn the people today the same as Noah warned the people in his day. God must be very displeased with the moral wickedness on earth today and especially in the United States of America, which was founded upon Christian principles. God does not change, he has warned us that when we as a people are ripe in iniquity, he will cleanse the earth by fire. (Hebrews 6:7) Life is about choices. We are here to work out our salvation in this our time of probation. Your choices and preparation in this life determines where your soul will spend eternity.

From Here To Eternity: A Survival Guide

Author: WillieG

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449716555

Category: Religion

Page: 64

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A survival guide for those who: • Are alive on 12/21/2012, when the Mayan calendar expires• Experience the Apocalypse firsthand • Are drafted to fight in the battle of Armageddon • Are “left behind” when the Christians are raptured • Find themselves alive during the time when Jesus said there would be such “great tribulation” that God would have to intervene in human affairs to save mankind from total annihilation

Hollywood Italians

Author: Peter E. Bondanella

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826415448

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 364

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"This book is a celebration of nearly a century of images of Italians in American motion pictures and their contribution to popular culture." "Hollywood Italians covers the careers of dozens of stars including Rudolph Valentino, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, John Travolta, Sylvester Stallone, Marisa Tomei, James Gandolfini, and many others. In addition, the book reviews the work of such Italian American directors as Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese." "In all, Hollywood Italians discusses scores of films with a concentration on the most important, including their literary and European-cinematic roots. The book is capped by a comprehensive examination of The Godfather and its two sequels, as well as the international television phenomenon The Sopranos."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Where to from Here?

Author: Brian Grogan

Publisher: New City Press

ISBN: 1565484525

Category: Religion

Page: 188

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If you've ever felt challenged as a Christian to say what you believe about life after death, you will find intelligent proposals here. Fr. Grogan's deep knowledge of the current scholarship on subjects like judgment, heaven, hell and purgatory is matched by his skill at clearly presenting insights through stories and examples. This book begins with the idea that every inhabitant of this planet contributes to the shaping of God's project - the life of the world to come - and it emphasizes that the relationships between God and ourselves endure eternally. Rooting everything in this sense of ongoing relationship, Grogan poses and responds to questions such as: Could hell be empty? Can knowledge of the future transform the present? What will it be like to be fully alive? What will we do in heaven? He also makes a clear call to engage with God now in transforming our present relationships, so that everyone may become more truly/fully alive. This is the Christian gift to the world. "The next time anyone asks me about heaven, hell, purgatory, limbo, or anything related to what awaits us after our earthly lives have ended, I will recommend this excellent new book. Father Grogan's approach is wise without being preachy, scholarly without being overly academic and hopeful without being naive. He covers almost any question that a Christian might have about the 'last things' and does so by taking those concerns seriously, answering them carefully and grounding them in Scripture and tradition. Highly recommended." James Martin, SJ, author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything Eternal paradise, eternal torment... is there more to the Christian afterlife than these concepts? ... Father Brian Grogan discusses questions surrounding the afterlife, exploring many ideas that aren't normally presented surrounding the ideas of fate, our lives, and what ultimately lies ahead of us as human beings. Where to From Here is a fascinating read and addition to Christian and spirituality collections. The Midwest Book Review Read full review at Midwest Book Review Fr. Brian Grogan, SJ takes a fresh and intelligently satisfying approach to such well-worn topics as the general judgment, heaven, hell, and purgatory ... [He] offers a fresh and hopeful look at the Christian vision of life after death and is an excellent choice for group discussions on life after death. Liguorian

From Here to Eternity

Author: James Jones

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 9780385333641

Category: Fiction

Page: 862

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Diamond Head, Hawaii, 1941. Pvt. Robert E. Lee Prewitt is a champion welterweight and a fine bugler. But when he refuses to join the company's 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 he's risking his career to have an affair with the commanding officer's 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 soldier's 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 ther the honor and savagery of men.

Fred Zinnemann

Author: Fred Zinnemann

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781578066988

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 212

View: 3492


Over thirty years of interviews that provide a revealing glimpse into the director's vision as he discusses his varied experiences as a filmmaker

Why We Fought

Author: Peter C. Rollins,John E. O'Connor

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813172977

Category: History

Page: 624

View: 1665


Film moves audiences like no other medium; both documentaries and feature films are especially remarkable for their ability to influence viewers. Best-selling author James Brady remarked that he joined the Marines to fight in Korea after seeing a John Wayne film, demonstrating how a motion picture can change the course of a human life—in this case, launching the career of a major historian and novelist. In Why We Fought: America’s Wars in Film and History, editors Peter C. Rollins and John E. O’Connor explore the complexities of war films, describing the ways in which such productions interpret history and illuminate American values, politics, and culture. This comprehensive volume covers representations of war in film from the American Revolution in the 18th century to today’s global War on Terror. The contributors examine iconic battle films such as The Big Parade (1925), All Quiet on the Western Front (1930), From Here to Eternity (1953), and Platoon (1986), considering them as historical artifacts. The authors explain how film shapes our cultural understanding of military conflicts, analyzing how war is depicted on television programs, through news media outlets, and in fictional and factual texts. With several essays examining the events of September 11, 2001, and their aftermath, the book has a timely relevance concerning the country’s current military conflicts. Jeff Chown examines controversial documentary films about the Iraq War, while Stacy Takacs considers Jessica Lynch and American gender issues in a post-9/11 world, and James Kendrick explores the political messages and aesthetic implications of United 93. From filmmakers who reshaped our understanding of the history of the Alamo, to Ken Burns’s popular series on the Civil War, to the uses of film and media in understanding the Vietnam conflict, Why We Fought offers a balanced outlook— one of the book’s editors was a combat officer in the United States Marines, the other an antiwar activist—on the conflicts that have become touchstones of American history. As Air Force veteran and film scholar Robert Fyne notes in the foreword, American war films mirror a nation’s past and offer tangible evidence of the ways millions of Americans have become devoted, as was General MacArthur, to “Duty, honor, and country.” Why We Fought chronicles how, for more than half a century, war films have shaped our nation’s consciousness.