Hemingway: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick DVD & Blu-ray

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HEMINGWAY examines the visionary work and turbulent life of one of the greatest and most influential American writers – Ernest Hemingway. Intimate and insightful, the series weaves together Hemingway's biography with excerpts from his work. The film penetrates the myth of Hemingway to reveal a deeply troubled and ultimately tragic figure.
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HEMINGWAY examines the visionary work and turbulent life of one of the greatest and most influential American writers – Ernest Hemingway. Intimate and insightful, the series weaves together Hemingway's biography with excerpts from his work. The film penetrates the myth of Hemingway to reveal a deeply troubled and ultimately tragic figure.

Episode One – "A Writer" (1899-1929)
Hemingway enjoys an idyllic childhood in Oak Park, Illinois but, yearning for adventure, volunteers for the Red Cross during World War I. He marries Hadley Richardson, moves to Paris and begins his life as a writer, publishing In Our Time and The Sun Also Rises. He finds critical and commercial success with his second novel, A Farewell to Arms.

Episode Two – "The Avatar" (1929-1944)
Hemingway, having achieved a level of fame rarely seen in the literary world, settles in Key West with Pauline Pfeiffer and spends his time seeking new conquests in the natural world – marlin fishing in the Gulf Stream and hunting in Africa. Inspired by the fight against Fascism, he reports on the Spanish Civil War and begins a tempestuous romance with Martha Gellhorn.

Episode Three – "The Blank Page" (1944-1961)
Hemingway, reeling from his split with Martha, attaches himself to the U.S. Army as it moves through Normandy and liberates Paris. After the war he tries to start a new life with Mary Welsh but is beset with personal tragedies and professional mishaps. He publishes The Old Man and the Sea and wins the Nobel Prize but eventually is overcome by addiction, physical trauma and depression.

Producer: Sarah Botstein, Lynn Novick, Ken Burns
Executive Producer: Ken Burns
Production Company: Florentine Films
Production Year: 2020
Copyright Year: 2021
Rating: TV-14
Director: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick
Narrator: Peter Coyote
Actors: Jeff Daniels, Keri Russell, Patricia Clarkson, David Quay, Mary-Louise Parker, Olivia Gilliatt, Meryl Streep, Joe Morton, Josh Lucas, Arlo Hill
Writers: Geoffrey C. Ward
Number of Discs: 3
Length: 360 minutes
Subtitled: Y
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Language Track: Spanish
Audio Format: 5.1 Surround
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

28 Reviews
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Vernon
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5.0 star rating
08/26/22
Hemingway
Review by Vernon on 08/26/22 review stating Hemingway
As always, a superb presentation!
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Mary
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5.0 star rating
07/05/22
Hemingway.
Review by Mary on 07/05/22 review stating Hemingway.
That DVD is so interesting. Ken Burns did a fantastic job of research on Earnest Hemingway. I was amazed at the pictures he came up with. It was so interesting.
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ANITA
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5.0 star rating
05/26/22
Very well done
Review by ANITA on 05/26/22 review stating Very well done
An informative and interesting take on a very complicated famous person.
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Tina
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5.0 star rating
05/05/22
Excellent as usual by KennBurns.
Review by Tina on 05/05/22 review stating Excellent as usual by KennBurns.
Excellent as usual by KennBurns.
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Alicia
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5.0 star rating
05/02/22
Hemingway
Review by Alicia on 05/02/22 review stating Hemingway
Outstanding! Ken Burns always delivers the goods! Thank you, PBS for presenting such quality viewing!
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James
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5.0 star rating
03/16/22
Fresh look
Review by James on 03/16/22 review stating Fresh look
This was a new fresh look at a complicated yet word prose genius. He struggled, like we all do, in his personal life dealing with the loves and hates of his past, afraid of facing demons that haunted him. I enjoyed the entire three discs and have watched them twice thus far. Wow!
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Marion
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5.0 star rating
02/19/22
My experience shopping at PBS
Review by Marion on 02/19/22 review stating My experience shopping at PBS
Shopping for this DVD was easy and flawle. But I wouldn't expect anything else (no preure!). As to the film, it was excellent. I gave the film 5 stars and not just because it is a Ken Burns/Lynn Novick project. It was very revealing and didn't paint a pretty picture of Hemingway. I loved The Sun Also Rises and A Moveable Feast. But I always had some aversion to him. The film made it clear why. I don't think he was the caliber of Fitzgerald or Faulkner, but he could have been better. A fascinating picture of a complicated and destructive man. Heartbreaking.
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Cynthia
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5.0 star rating
01/09/22
It was a gift to
Review by Cynthia on 01/09/22 review stating It was a gift to
It was a gift to a friend --- We havent seen it, but have no doubt he will enjoy it --- both the ups and the downs, the whole of the Hemingway phenom.
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Sara
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5.0 star rating
01/06/22
This is a stunning series
Review by Sara on 01/06/22 review stating This is a stunning series
This is a stunning series . I learned so much about a man I had always admired
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robert
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5.0 star rating
11/14/21
Happy
Review by robert on 11/14/21 review stating Happy
No issues, a pleased customer.
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Judy
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5.0 star rating
10/12/21
DVDs
Review by Judy on 10/12/21 review stating DVDs
Purchased as a gift for someones birthday as they mentioned having missed it when broadcasted. Hope they will enjoy as much as I did.
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Margaret
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5.0 star rating
06/02/21
Hemingway (Novick and Burns documentary)
Review by Margaret on 06/02/21 review stating Hemingway (Novick and Burns documentary)
A really elegantly and creatively filmed, thoughtful and deeply researched life of a complicated icon. What Burns and Novick did with the readings from Hemingways work, interviews, and with the archival film and photographs was truly extraordinary. Im glad I bought the DVD--to watch again and again.
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Robyne
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5.0 star rating
05/30/21
I love this doc. It
Review by Robyne on 05/30/21 review stating I love this doc. It
I love this doc. It was pretty thorough.
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JULIE
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5.0 star rating
05/18/21
HEMINGWAY
Review by JULIE on 05/18/21 review stating HEMINGWAY
OUTSTANDING AND GRIPPING
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Tammy
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5.0 star rating
05/13/21
Started watching on TV but
Review by Tammy on 05/13/21 review stating Started watching on TV but
Started watching on TV but unable to finish it because of my work schedule. Im glad that I bought it. Love it.
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Debi D.
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5.0 star rating
05/08/21
Very satisfied
Review by Debi D. on 05/08/21 review stating Very satisfied
This was a gift for a fan of Hemingway, and he really is enjoying the documentary. Ken Burns always tells an excellent story!
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JOHN
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5.0 star rating
05/06/21
Ken Burns always does a
Review by JOHN on 05/06/21 review stating Ken Burns always does a
Ken Burns always does a great job! Hemingway is my favorite author. I appreciated learning more about him.
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Diane
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5.0 star rating
05/06/21
Hemingway
Review by Diane on 05/06/21 review stating Hemingway
I truly enjoyed this well done film featuring the life and works of one of my favorite authors. It is a great addition to my Home DVD/Film Library.
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Barbara
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5.0 star rating
05/04/21
Brilliant documentary
Review by Barbara on 05/04/21 review stating Brilliant documentary
One of those films which simply could not be improved upon. Balanced, nuanced portrait of a gifted, complex artists.
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CHRISTOPHER
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5.0 star rating
05/02/21
This was a great and
Review by CHRISTOPHER on 05/02/21 review stating This was a great and
This was a great and enlightening Ken Burns and


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