Friday, April 7, 2017
A To Z Challenge-Letter F
It is the letter F and ooh what fun we could have with this letter:) Head on over to the A to Z Challenge to check out what the others have blogged about.
FROM HERE TO ETERNITY-1953
DIRECTOR: Fred Zinneman
STARS: Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr, Montgomery Clift, Donna Reed, Frank Sinatra, Earnest Borgnine
OSCAR NOMS: Best Actor, Best Actor (Burt & Clift), Best Actress, Best Score, Best Costumes
OSCAR WINS: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography (B & W), Best Sound, Best Editing
PLOT: The trials and tribulations of the men and women stationed in Hawaii just before Pearl Harbour is attacked.
LOVE: The famous beach scene of course:)
TRIVIA: Lancaster and Kerr had an affair while making this film. Sinatra begged for this role and took a huge reduction in salary. Harry Cohn, head of Columbia Pictures was very autocratic, rude and very foul-mouthed so when he bought the rights to the book, which was graphic in its language, one executive said it was right up Cohn's alley.
FRANK SINATRA- December 12, 1915-May 14, 1998
OCCUPATION: Singer, Actor, Wanna-be Bigshot
OSCAR NOMS:The Man With The Golden Arm
OSCAR WINS: From Here To Eternity
ANECDOTE: Volatile, arrogant man with ties to the underworld was also complicated. He would often help out people in need. When Bela Lugosi died and there was no money for his funeral, Sinatra quietly paid for it. He was married to the "Don't tie me down, I love bullfighters" gal, Ava Gardner. When she left him, he tried to commit suicide.