You either liked some came running or you didnt, and there doesnt seem to be anything in between. All my tomorrows frank sinatra, orchestra, nelson riddle from a hole in the head 1959 5. Its been out of print for decades, until now, and although i think the book should be published in its complete form i am grateful that its around again. Some came running is the first of seven films in which frank sinatra and dean martin would appear together. As a writer myself i fully appreciate the language and pace james jones could achieve. Some came running by vincente minnelli frank sinatra. A film in 1953 adapted from the book won eight academy awards and.
It is a thinly disguised autobiographical novel of joness experiences in his hometown of. A chronicle of soldiering and his novel some came running. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read some came running. Some came running 6 mins, pg directed by vincente minnelli. Numerous and frequentlyupdated resource results are available from this search.
High hopes frank sinatra, eddie hodges, orchestra, nelson riddle from a hole in the head 1959 6. Once there he discovers that he is still the local black sheep. Set in 1948, it tells the story of a troubled army veteran and author who returns to his midwestern hometown after 16 years, to the chagrin of his wealthy, socialclimbing brother. He meets and befriends various different characters and tries to figure out what to do with his life. Here to eternity 1953, optioned the book and cast frank sinatra as the lead. Some came running is a rambling tome that keeps the reader hoping he will find a message somewhere in the overweight volume, only to come away unsatisfied. I made my recent purchase of the book simply to replace a previous copy that was lost over the years. Oclcs webjunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus. In some cases, a unique title can be used for for example, readers who are interested and generally proficient in mathematics may be drawn to a book with a mathematical expression. Read the full synopsis of some came running, 1959, directed by vincente minnelli, with frank sinatra, dean martin, shirley maclaine, at turner classic movies. Reliable information about the coronavirus covid19 is available from the world health organization current situation, international travel. It was joness second published novel, following his awardwinning debut from here to eternity. I suggest keeping a running list of ideas alongside your working title.
Some of the storys many characters remain shadowy at the finish but the film knowingly combines tension and robust comedy. It also had a huge impact on the town where it was filmed as a documentary often shown on tcm reveals. To those who felt it was overpraised, overwritten, nihilistic in its philosophy, this second book is more much more of the same. Some came running is the book dave talks about, and it is a very bad book indeed, selfconscious, discursive, ineptly plotted, and clumsily written. Inhibited by its era from playing out the messy relationships of james jones novel in all their explicitness, director vincente minnelli finds a means of using this to his advantage in some came running, constructing an unsettling melodrama of suggestion and understatement. Joness other fiction is considered less successful. Some came running what happens in the end of the film. Some came running is jones second published novel, following his awardwinning debut from here to eternity. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. He was wounded in guadalcanal in 1943 and received the bronze star and the purple heart. Some came running film by minnelli 1958 britannica. To all who felt that from here to eternity, with all its crudities, nonetheless showed promise in a newcomer, some came running, will be a sharp disappointment. Dvd and bluray clearance sale series order by phone 18003364627. Some came running james jones 9781453215760 netgalley.
The story goes that some came running was the source of the sinatramartin cronyism. Some came running and millions of other books are available for instant access. This title was previously available on netgalley and is now archived. Jones worked on some came running for six years and must have been devastated at the furious attacks on the novel, which essentialy condemned it to a brief life. He won the national book award in 1951 for from here to eternity and is famous for his war novels, some came running, the thin red line, and whistle. Maclaines name, earning her an oscar nomination for best actress. Some came running, american dramatic film, released in 1958, that was especially noted for the performances by frank sinatra and dean martinin their first screen pairingand shirley maclaine the film follows dave hirsh sinatra, a famous writer who returns to his small hometown in indiana after serving in world war ii. A film in 1953 adapted from the book won eight academy awards and several other awards. Dave hirsch, a writer and an army veteran winds up in his small indiana hometown, to the dismay of his respectable older brother. Some came running 1958 filming locations 10 madison, indiana, usa as parkman, street scenes moffett cemetery moffett cemetery road, milton, kentucky, usa cemetery in movies last scene jefferson county, indiana, usa. In his second novel, some came running, published in 1958, the same year that he moved to paris, jones drew on his midwestern life in illinois after the war.
Minnelli presents a postwar american anytown that keeps its inhabitants desires in check through a. Books with a title in a nonenglish title can help give your title an international feel. And the movie of the same name was a typical hollywood treatment at the time with little about it that followed the objective of the book. Some came running the title has no meaning that i can see can even be called the first of the clan flicks, which formally began two years later with the wonderful oceans eleven, starring martin and sinatra with a bunch of others, and with maclaine in an uncredited cameo. It took him seven years and the result was some came running, the story of a. Jones was one of those many writers whose works nearly all acquired hollywood attention regardless of their mediocre quality. The great success of his first book from here to eternity establi. Open library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Its been out of print for decades, until now, and although i think the book should be published in its complete form i. It is the story of a war veteran with literary aspirations who returns in 1948 to. Promotional spots frank sinatra for a hole in the head 1959 4.
James jones followed his breakthrough novel, from here to eternity, with the ambitious and muchanticipated some came running, where he told the story of nine people in a small illinois town who were running for eternity while critics remain divided on the novel, david dempsey wrote in the new york times that, in part, it was a. Siegel production, some came running, an mgm release in cinemascope and metrocolor. Some came running is a 1958 american drama film directed by vincente minnelli and starring frank sinatra, dean martin, and shirley maclaine, based on the novel of the same name by james jones. Some of the storys many characters remain shadowy at the finish but the film. Some came running has excellent characters in dave and frank hirsch in fact all the characters in the story are well drawn. It tells the story of a war veteran with literary aspirations who returns in 1948 to his hometown of parkman, indiana, after a failed writing career. A really great title will explain something about the book.
Much of the book s shortcomings are the direct result of the quality of thought found among its pages. Jones book, six years in the writing, focused on the struggles of dave hirsh, onetime novelist turned soldier, who returns to his home, a sort of. With frank sinatra, dean martin, shirley maclaine, martha hyer. Some came running is a novel by james jones, published in 1958. It is the story of a war veteran with literary aspirations who returns in 1948 to his hometown of parkman, indiana, after a failed writing career. The title, incidentally, is taken from st mark, and is construed to mean that some have come running to find the meaning of life, but are prevented from finding it by obsession with materialism.
Frank sinatra, dean martin, shirley maclaine, martha hyer, arthur kennedy, nancy gates, franklyn. Other articles where some came running is discussed. James jones 19211977 was a nineteenyearold private, first class, in company f, 27th infantry, stationed in hawaii when the japanese bombed pearl harbor. To this reader, who felt that the disputed peyton place had moments of good writing and an overall.95 1459 439 1194 803 1055 1317 987 817 1191 73 578 1410 343 1391 1601 1588 1660 1262 255 1394 896 226 1164 653 31 125 908 577 1611 629 199 352 1224 87 221 543 122 259 1077 400 1499 717 633 1156 993 1244 1451 1013