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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

James Gandolfini was originally attached to star as Ernest Hemingway but ended up as an executive producer. See more »

Goofs

Actors are seen smoking filtered cigarettes. These didn't become widely available until the 1960s. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.70 (2013) See more »

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Written by Arthur Freed
Music composed by Nacio Herb Brown
Performed by Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra
Courtesy of Goldenlane Records
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At Least They Got the History Right
30 May 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I'm always leery of historical epics and biopics that never get the history right. Composite characters are created, the time line is messed with, people say things that are attributed to others etc. After viewing Hemmingway and Gellhorn and then doing a little background research, Kaufman and Co. at least got the story right especially the events of the Spanish Civil War. These scenes look exactly like the Robert Capa photos taken when he accompanied Hemmingway and Gellhorn. Nicole Kidman is great as usual, Clive Owen is a bit over the top but then again he is playing someone who was in many ways, larger than life. I felt both Robet Duvall and Peter (don't blink or you'll miss him) Coyote talents were wasted in minor roles. The blending of sepia with black and white was a good way to invoke the photos and news footage of the day and by inserting the characters into this historic footage (a la Forrest Gump) really showed that the characters were part of something much larger. At 2 1/2 hours I wasn't bored but it could've benefited from a better script and tightening the story somewhat.


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