Definition of From Here to Eternity from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


From Here to Eternity

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a novel (1951) by the US author James Jones (1921-77) about army life in Pearl Harbor before the Japanese attack. It was made into a 1953 film which won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director (Fred Zinnemann), Best Supporting Actress (Donna Reed) and Best Supporting Actor (Frank Sinatra). The film is remembered especially because of a scene in which two of its other stars, Deborah Kerr and Burt Lancaster, make love in the waves on a beach. This was regarded as rather shocking at the time.