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Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama | Romance  -  28 May 2012 (USA)
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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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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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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 »

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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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Martha Gellhorn: Past five minutes, I've watched you. I've watched you type pages and let them float into the wastebasket.
Ernest Hemingway: Never crumple pages. Always let them float gently into the basket.
Ernest Hemingway: Any writer who rips out his stuff and crumples it will go insane in a year, guaranteed.
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Featured in The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards (2012) See more »

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Kidman Miscast Again
29 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't understand the praise for Kidman in this role. I couldn't get past her overly botoxed expressionless face (she only showed two emotions with facial gestures throughout the entire movie - a deer in headlights and disgust). Owen doesn't look anything like Hemingway and certainly didn't capture his essence - not even slightly. The sex scenes were nauseating and far too explicit in many ways. Everything about the movie came off as phony, fake, contrived. The sepia effect flashing in and out in certain scenes looked odd. The interaction between the two characters looked forced and unnatural. I kept thinking how much I loved that movie "Julia" (1977) and how wonderful Jane Fonda and Jason Robards were as Lillian Hellman and Dashiel Hammett. Kidman and Owen should have watched that movie before making this one - they could've learned a thing or two about two writers in an intimate relationship and how it should be acted.


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