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Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man (1962)

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An immature young man from Middle America grows to manhood after a cross-country journey and his military service in World War I

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Nick Adams
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Rosanna
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Young and restless Nick Adams, the only son of a domineering mother and a weak but noble doctor father, leaves his rural Michigan home to embark on an eventful cross-country journey. He is touched and affected by his encounters with a punch-drunk ex-boxer, a sympathetic telegrapher, and an alcoholic advanceman for a burlesque show. After failing to get a job as reporter in New York, he enlists in the Italian army during World War I as an ambulance driver. His camaraderie with fellow soldiers and a romance with a nurse he meets after being wounded propel him to manhood. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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22 September 1962 (Japan)  »

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The character of Nick Adams appeared earlier in The Killers (1946). See more »

Quotes

Nick Adams: You've already had twelve drinks. How can you be thirsty?
Billy Campbell: [Clasping the side of Nick's face] It's an emotional thirst, not a physical one. You wouldn't understand.
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Referenced in The Cool World (1963) See more »

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Big city beckons to country lad
24 July 2004 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

Don't know how the hot headed Hemmingway felt about this makeover of his book but I sure liked it. The likable Beymer was just right as the backwoods 19 year old eager to leave the lakeside cabin and taste the world. Finally he makes his plunge and, after almost calling it quits, makes it to the big apple while meeting several interesting characters along the way. His visions of the 'new world' didn't pan out as he had dreamed and he winds up involved in a world war. This was the pivotal event which caused the boy to become a man giving him the underpinning to take on a life formerly denied because of inexperience. As always, it was fun seeing some of the old, familiar faces again. 5 stars.


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