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.
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
Lars Ulrich who appears in this movie, is in the band Metallica. One of metallica's better songs For Whom The Bell Tolls, is based off the Ernest Hemingway novel of the same name. See more »
Robert Capa uses a Leica camera with a Summar 5cm lens. This type of lens needs to be extended out from the camera to enable it to focus an image onto the camera's film. However, in the movie, the Leica's lens is shown in its collapsed, unusable position, even when Capa is taking pictures with it. See more »
Believe me, Scribner's is interested, if you ever want to write a book.
Mm, you can't filch her, Perkins. I've got her locked up at Collier's. Stories are so good, we want more. Actually, you know, I wasn't sure that gals have the stuff to be war reporters.
Well, women get bombed same as men.
[grabs whiskey bottle]
Yeah, I want to get bombed right now.
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I wanted to enjoy this film very much, and was looking forward to seeing it.
Unfortunately it doesn't deliver in any way other than visually. It was shot and edited beautifully, and had a lot of potential. But that's where it ends.
The story is boring and meandering, and never really gives you anything to sink your teeth into. The character development is shockingly superficial, as though we're automatically supposed to care about Hemingway and Gellhorn simply because they're Hemmingway and Gellhorn. Sadly, it just doesn't work like that; the notoriety of he subject matter isn't enough to carry the story without competent writing to back it up.
Ultimately we're left with a disappointingly empty portrayal of one of the most colorful and dynamic individuals in history.
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