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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


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Hemmingway
Review by genevieve review stating Hemmingway
It was a gift for someone who taught literature, including Hemingway. Hell thoroughly enjoy the visual presentation
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Hemingway: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick DVD
Review by Robert C. review stating Hemingway: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick DVD
As usual, Ken Burns caught the essence of Hemingway. Wonderfully entertaining.
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Hemingway...the man, the myth and the writer revealed
Review by John M. review stating Hemingway...the man, the myth and the writer revealed
A well-organized , informative, and perceptive account of this great american writer as well as the man he was and the life he lived. Due to time constraints, some other interesting things he did and places he lived were not included, but all the most important aspects of his life were presented in a very appealing and entertaining way. A very nice experience for all to enjoy.as well as another great documentary work by Ken Burns.

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