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Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012)

A drama centered on the romance between Ernest Hemingway and WWII correspondent Martha Gellhorn, Hemingway's inspiration for For Whom the Bell Tolls and the only woman who ever asked for a divorce from the writer.

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 7 wins & 43 nominations. See more awards »
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It was a romance born out of war...and later torn apart by it. This powerful drama recounts one of the great love stories of the 20th century: the relationship between literary giant Ernest Hemingway and trailblazing war correspondent Martha Gellhorn. Written by Jwelch5742

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We were good in war. And when there was no war, we made our own.


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28 May 2012 (USA)  »

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Hemingvej i Gelhorn  »

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$19,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

In a scene late in the film Hemmingway is seen in a bar reading the July 22, 1944 edition of Collier's magazine which features Martha Gellhorn on the cover and the title of her wartime report "Over and Back". In fact the July 22, 1944 edition of Collier's features Hemingway's wartime report "Voyage to Victory" on the cover and has Gellhorn's one-page piece on page 14. The suggestion in the film is that only Gellhorn reported from Normandy. In fact they both reported from there. See more »

Goofs

While Hemingway is looking for Nazis around Cuban waters he is seen wearing a camo shirt with cut off sleeves. That pattern is Woodland Camouflage and it wasn't available until 1981. See more »

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Ernest Hemingway: In this world, when you find a good place, you don't leave it.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.70 (2013) See more »

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One Thing You Must Know
Composed by Javier Navarrete
Performed by The Macedonian Radio Symphonic Orchestra
Conducted by Ivan Illic
© 2012 Home Box Office, Inc.
(p) 2012 Varèse Sarabande Records, Inc.
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A semi-interesting story of one small facet of Hemingway's and Gellhorn's lives
18 August 2012 | by (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) – See all my reviews

I was disappointed by Kidman's and Owen's acting. There seemed to be no effort made to be truly convincing in their roles, and often their expression made me chuckle. Sophomoric acting, at best. The screenplay was hardly one to wow me. A simplistic take on both these people, with no hint as to Hemingway's confused sexuality. A man fascinated by guns and macho personalities -bullfighters, soldiers, safari hunters. The politics of the time, particularly the Spanish civil war, were glossed over. John Dos Passos, one of the U.S's greatest writers of the 20th century, is portrayed as something of a naive wuss. Maybe some day, some director will make a convincing movie about Hemingway. This was definitely not the case. I watched about 45 minutes, and called it a night.


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