Cooper and Hemingway: The True Gen is an unprecedented look at the bond between two of the most iconic artists of the 20th century.Utter opposites... nothing in common. The cowboy and the ...
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Cooper and Hemingway: The True Gen is an unprecedented look at the bond between two of the most iconic artists of the 20th century.Utter opposites... nothing in common. The cowboy and the suburbanite. The conservative and the liberal. And yet these two artists (a word both men scoffed at) were the best of friends, right up to their deaths a mere seven weeks apart in 1961. But is the friendship of these two men really so surprising? A study of these two men is a study of the 20th century. Their internationally renowned careers (Cooper, two Best Actor Academy Awards; Hemingway, Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes) were played out over the same turbulent decades: the hedonistic 20s, the grim Depression 30s, the war-ravaged 40s, and the deceptively slumbering 50s; throughout, their public and private lives connected, parted, re-connected, intertwined, over-lapped, and collided. It is no small irony that the lives of these two men should suffer untimely ends at the dawn of the erupting sixties. ...
I saw this at the Quad theater in NYC. Not your normal run of the mill documentary. Intense. Makes you think and dream while you learn. Goes way beyond normal docs. Shows a sense of the times and how different everything was before the 60s. There are so many talking heads that new the men and spent time with them. The interviews make you wish they would come back for a day so you could spend time with them in their world. The complexity of Gary Cooper and Ernest Hemingway is both astonishing and interesting. Looks like they had some great times together meeting all around the world. I re-read "A Farewell To Arms" and "For Whom the Bell Tolls" after, seemed like I had never read them before. Now to watch both films. A must see for either Gary Cooper or Ernest Hemingway fans.
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