A melodrama for men. In spite of the reputation this film has for being one of the great romance films, the biggest takeaway for me was the apparent male to male camaraderie, at points very egregiously almost homoerotic. But I guess that's the army.
Winner of 8 Academy Awards including picture and director. Post war picture looking at a company's operation and their soap opera like personal dramas leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbour. Some iconic sequences with some classic performances to match especially Lancaster, Clift, Kerr and Borgnine all whose performances seem to have more resonance than those given by Reed and Sinatra who won Oscars for theirs.
One of my favorites - an all-star cast, particularly swoon-worthy Clift and passionate Sinatra. Great, dramatic plots that never push the envelope into melodrama. One of the most amazing things about this movie is that you get so wrapped up in the drama and romance of the characters that you completely forget that you are watching a movie set in Pearl Harbor in 1941.