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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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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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At the beginning of the 17th minute in the movie (after the goat, the rabbit leg and the writing, the man gives the bottle to Gellhorn, saying 'Bort, kisasszony?' This is in Hungarian, and means '[Would you like] Wine, Miss?' See more »

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During the Spanish civil war you see a Citroen Traction Avant 11B with a big booth. This model was first made in 1952, 15 years later. See more »

Quotes

Martha Gellhorn: I do not see myself as a footnote to someone else's life.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.70 (2013) See more »

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The most grotesque misrepresentation of the Spanish Civil War
27 November 2012 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

There have been already a lot of them, but I could not believe my eyes or ears that something (even a TV movie) made in 2012 and supposedly directed by Philip Kaufman(who made "The Right Stuff"), edited by Walter Murch and with a cast of several big names involved, could be so wrong, so boring, so ridiculous and so infuriating. Even the newsreels are badly chosen (and distorted), with Franco appearing always much older than he was during the war. In fact, I cannot see the purpose of such a film, which I think is denigrating for everyone appearing as a character in it, from Hemingway to Dos Passos, from Joris Ivens to Orson Welles. I can only guess, but I imagine the Finland episode, although much shorter, may be as false as the Madrid ones. Only Nicole Kidman - as an old woman - and sometimes the score (not the period or "local" pieces or songs) are acceptable.


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