Talk:From Here to Eternity (novel)
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That list provides no references and this article (which I now upgrade from Stub to Start) has not mentioned the theme. So while inserting the block quotation from National Book Foundation E.D. Harold Augenbraum (2009), I have provided the new section heading with a question mark. The last line I have quoted, "War is hell? Nah, pre-war is hell" does hint to me that the book previously has some antiwar reputation, but I don't know anything about it. --P64 (talk) 17:49, 31 March 2012 (UTC)
Regarding gay sex it is ironic, at least, that the film and indirectly the book became famous for the heterosexual affair on the beach. I don't know anything about the book, the film, or either TV series (or Burt Lancaster or Deborah Kerr) before my primarily formal work on this article —and I have looked at the two Guardian articles only because confirmation of their distinct content seemed necessary while completing the references.
Let me get away with observing that the cited Flood, Page, and Augenbraum articles may be useful here and in the article on the 1953 film at least. Not only re the ironies about antiwar and gay sex "messages" if any, but partly about that. --P64 (talk) 17:49, 31 March 2012 (UTC)
Hedy Lamarr Parody
At the end of the novel, Jones depicts Lorene on the ship as Hedy Lamarr in "Algiers" as the ship pulls away from the dock and goes past Diamond Head, with Lorene lying how Prewitt was a war hero flyer and was awarded the Silver Star, etc. The book deconstructs the "hero myth" and shows how real and ordinary everybody is. Gentlemen rankers out on a spree. 220.127.116.11 (talk) 18:19, 15 May 2012 (UTC)
Sinatra Doesn't Die
I suppose it should be mentioned that in the book Maggio (Sinatra) gets discharged on a Section 8. In the movie however he is killed (in the book it is Blues Berry who is beaten to death, not Sinatra). 18.104.22.168 (talk) 18:43, 15 May 2012 (UTC)
At War With the Army
"From Here To Eternity" is very similar to "At War With the Army" with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, which was based on a stageplay. Did James Jones see the movie or play and use these as the template for his novel? 2602:306:CEDF:1580:701F:97AC:BF44:7B6F (talk) 07:19, 18 July 2012 (UTC)