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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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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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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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At the beginning of the seventeenth minute in the movie (after the goat, the rabbit leg, and the writing, the man gives the bottle to Gellhorn, saying, "Bort, kisasszony?" This is in Hungarian, and means, "Wine, Miss?" See more »

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During the Spanish civil war you see a Citroen Traction Avant 11B with a big booth. This model was first made in 1952, 15 years later. See more »

Quotes

Ernest Hemingway: Writing, at its best, is a lonely life.
Ernest Hemingway: As a writer grows in public stature, he sheds his loneliness, and often his work deteriorates, for he does his work alone.
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References The Spanish Earth (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

Tres Lindas Cubanas
Written by Guillermo Castillo ( aka Guillermo Castillo Garcia), 1926
Performed by Sexteto Y Septeto Habanero
Courtesy of RCA Victor, by Arrangment of Sony Music Licensing
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At Least They Got the History Right
30 May 2012 | by 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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