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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Martha Gellhorn
... Ernest Hemingway
... John Dos Passos
... Paco Zarra
... Pauline Hemingway
... Mary Welsh Hemingway
... Mikhail Koltsov
... Robert Capa
... Joris Ivens
... Maxwell Perkins
... Madame Chiang Kai Shek
... Sidney Franklin
... Max Eastman
... John Ferno
... 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)  »

Also Known As:

Hemingvej i Gelhorn  »

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$19,500,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Robin Wright was originally cast to play Martha Gellhorn. See more »

Goofs

Robert Capa uses a Leica camera with a Summar 5cm lens. This type of lens needs to be extended out from the camera to enable it to focus an image onto the camera's film. However, in the movie, the Leica's lens is shown in its collapsed, unusable position, even when Capa is taking pictures with it. See more »

Quotes

Ernest Hemingway: So what do you do, sophisticated?
Martha Gellhorn: What do I do? Lately, I've been seeing the world.
Ernest Hemingway: How is the world?
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Referenced in 70th Golden Globe Awards (2013) See more »

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One Thing You Must Know
Composed by Javier Navarrete
Performed by F.A.M.E.'S. Project (as The Macedonian Radio Symphonic Orchestra)
Conducted by Ivan Illic
© 2012 Home Box Office, Inc.
(p) 2012 Varèse Sarabande Records, Inc.
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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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