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Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012)

A drama centered on the romance between Ernest Hemingway and World War II 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 & 44 nominations. See more awards »
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John Dos Passos
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Paco Zarra
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Pauline Hemingway
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Mary Welsh Hemingway
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Mikhail Koltsov
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Robert Capa
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Joris Ivens
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Madame Chiang Kai Shek
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Sidney Franklin
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Max Eastman
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John Ferno
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Chou En-lai
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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

Lars Ulrich, who appeared in this movie, is in the band Metallica. One of Metallica's songs, "For Whom The Bell Tolls", is based on the Ernest Hemingway novel of the same name. 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 »

Quotes

Ernest Hemingway: And if he's a good enough writer, he must face eternity, or the lack of it, each day.
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Connections

Featured in The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards (2012) See more »

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Kitten of the Keys
Written by Zez Confrey (Edward Elzear "Zez" Confrey)
Performed by Richard Dowling
By Arrangment with Klavier Music Productions
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Really not very good
2 June 2012 | by See all my reviews

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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