In his 11.12 “Notes on a Season” column, Pete Hammond reports that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is premiering a digital restoration of From Here to Eternity (1953) on 11.18 at 7:30 pm in the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre. Which means not just a new DVD but a Bluray will be issued before long. I’m profoundly and eternally queer for any and all Blurays of monochrome classics. (Unless it’s Criterion’s The Third Man, a grainstorm horror.)

Taken in May 2001 at Halona Cove/Blowhole beach on the southeast coast of Oahu, where Eternity director Fred Zinneman shot Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr, etc.