Some Came Running Script

Script by:Arthur Sheekman (Screenplay), James Jones (Novel), John Patrick (Screenplay)
Directed by:Vincente Minnelli
Year:1958

Plot:Dave Hirsch, a writer and army veteran, returns to 1948 Parkman, Indiana, his hometown. His prosperous brother introduces him to Gwen French...
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From Here to Eternity (1953) Script

Script by:James Jones (Novel), Daniel Taradash (Screenplay), James Jones (Screenplay)
Directed by:Fred Zinnemann
Year:1953

Plot:In 1941 Hawaii, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second in command are falling in love.
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From Here to Eternity Script

Script by:James Jones (Novel), Daniel Taradash (Screenplay), James Jones (Screenplay)
Directed by:Fred Zinnemann
Year:1953

Plot:The setting is an army base in Hawaii in 1941. Montgomery Clift, in a superb performance, plays a bugler who refuses to fight for the company boxing team; he has reasons for giving up the sport. His refusal results in harsh treatment from the company commander, whose bored wife (Deborah Kerr) is having an affair with the tough-but-fair sergeant (Burt Lancaster). You remember–the scene with the two of them embracing on the beach, as the surf crashes in. The supporting players are as good as the leads: Frank Sinatra and Donna Reed won Oscars (and Sinatra revitalized his entire career), and Ernest Borgnine entered the gallery of all-time movie villains, as the stockade sergeant who makes Sinatra miserable. Zinnemann’s work is efficient but also evocative, capturing the time and place beautifully, the tropical breezes as well as the lazy prewar indulgence. This one is deservedly a classic. –Robert Horton

The Thin Red Line Script

Script by:Terrence Malick (Screenplay), James Jones (Novel)
Directed by:Terrence Malick
Year:1998

Plot:Based on the graphic novel by James Jones, The Thin Red Line tells the story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who change, suffer, and ultimately make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce World War II battle of Guadalcanal. It follows their journey, from the surprise of an unopposed landing, through the bloody and exhausting battles that follow, to the ultimate departure of those who survived. A powerful frontline cast - including Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Woody Harrelson and George Clooney - explodes into action in this hauntingly realistic view of military and moral chaos in the Pacific during World War II.
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