'From Here to Eternity' is one of the most decorated and beloved films in movie history, having earned eight Academy Awards, including those for Best Picture and Best Director. With an all-star cast that includes Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Donna Reed, Deborah Kerr and ol' blue eyes himself, Frank Sinatra, the story of a group of soldiers stationed on Hawai'i in the days leading up to Pearl Harbor was an instant landmark in American pop culture history.
But beyond the film's metaphorical landmarks, 'From Here to Eternity' also boasts a very real landmark thanks to one of the most famous scenes in movie history: the kissing-on-the-beach sequence where Lancaster and Kerr roll around in the Pacific Ocean's frothy waves, lips locked as the surf washes over them.
Which has led to generations of move fans wondering one thing: we know where "Here" is, but where exactly is "Eternity?"
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