Friday, 28 December 2007
Alice, Dexter and I watched From Here to Eternity last night. It was really good, and a perfect role for Burt Lancaster. As good as he always is, his physicality can work against him sometimes. He's great in Sweet Smell of Success, but how many newspaper columnists have a body like that?
I didn't think much of Frank Sinatra in the movie. Sinatra's often great in movies but I wasn't impressed with him in this one and I'm somewhat baffled by his Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. (I was similarly baffled by Sean Connery's winning the same award for his adequate performance in The Untouchables.)
Deborah Kerr is great in From Here to Eternity but my favorite performance was Donna Reed's. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. I would have voted for her!