Academy to screen From Here to Eternity

Nov 05, 2009 by Ian Evans

Sometimes I think that I should move to LA just for all the wonderful screenings that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hosts thoughout the year.

For example, they’ll present a screening of 1953 Best Picture winner From Here to Eternity on Wednesday, November 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The evening will feature the premiere of a new digital restoration, as well as an onstage discussion with actor Ernest Borgnine.

The film won a slew of Oscars® including Actor in a Supporting Role (Frank Sinatra), Actress in a Supporting Role (Donna Reed), Black-and-White Cinematography (Burnett Guffey), Directing (Zinnemann), Film Editing (William Lyon), Best Motion Picture (Buddy Adler, producer), Sound Recording (Columbia Studio Sound Department, John P. Livandary, sound director), and Writing — Screenplay (Daniel Taradash). The film also earned Oscar® nominations for Actor (Montgomery Clift), Actor (Burt Lancaster), Actress (Deborah Kerr), Black-and-White Costume Design (Jean Louis), and Music — Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture (Morris Stoloff, George Duning).

This new digital restoration by Sony Pictures was made from the only original elements still in existence, the fine-grain master positive, which was scanned at 4K to create a new 35mm negative, and features a digitally restored original soundtrack.

The screening tix for From Here to Eternity are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID, and may be purchased online at, in person at the Academy box office or by mail. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. All seating is unreserved.