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.
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
The first scene held between Hemingway and Gellhorn is set in Sloppy Joe's, still an incresibly popular bar and music venue in Key West. Sloppy Joe's has been open since 1933. See more »
The dialog/ captioning makes reference to a roar of a "jet" engine and a jet is seen rapidly flying past in the bombing of Madrid. No jets were around then. They were developed after the Spanish Civil War. See more »
Past five minutes, I've watched you. I've watched you type pages and let them float into the wastebasket.
Never crumple pages. Always let them float gently into the basket.
Any writer who rips out his stuff and crumples it will go insane in a year, guaranteed.
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I didn't learn much about the lives of the two lead characters
Visually, a cinematic masterpiece on the big screen (San Francisco Castro Theater, May 27, 2012). The old, historical footage blended artistically and imaginatively with the new. The music! Moving and memorable. Nicole Kidman is beautiful as ever. (Can I get the name of her plastic surgeon?) The opening immediately catches your attention, with Ms. Gellhorn telling the story, as a woman of a certain age who is looking back.
On the other hand, I was disappointed to learn so little about their life together and their professions, especially hers. The in-your-face sex left nothing to the imagination. I simply got tired of watching Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen faking it.
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