Hemingway: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick DVD & Companion Book Bundle

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EXCLUSIVE!  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, and is paired with the companion book to complete ... More
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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, and is paired with the companion book to complete the experience. The essential stories collection showcases the very best of Ernest Hemingway’s short stories as featured in the film.

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Shelley
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5.0 star rating
05/26/22
Perfect gift for Dad!
Review by Shelley on 05/26/22 review stating Perfect gift for Dad!
My dad is retired and Hemingway is his favorite author. He didn't know about the series and is enjoying the companion book as well.
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KEVIN
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01/21/22
Hemingway: A Film
Review by KEVIN on 01/21/22 review stating Hemingway: A Film
A good biographical depiction of Hemingway and some of his more popular works.
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Ken
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12/19/21
Ken Burns. Is great. Love
Review by Ken on 12/19/21 review stating Ken Burns. Is great. Love
Ken Burns. Is great. Love his documentary's. The Roosevelt's what a family. The world could use more people like FDR. What can I say about Hemingway he's the greatest writer of the 20th century. And PBS in general is awesome. Watched the channel since I could crawl. Happy holidays PBS keep putting out quality programs.
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Daniel
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10/12/21
The Best Documentary of the Best Writer of the 20th Century
Review by Daniel on 10/12/21 review stating The Best Documentary of the Best Writer of the 20th Century
The Hemingway series was great - Ken Burns and his team were the only ones who could have related Hemingways life and achievements so respectfully and honestly. And of course, the book that accompanied the series included some of the best short stories of the twentieth centurey.
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Barbara
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07/16/21
Hemingway
Review by Barbara on 07/16/21 review stating Hemingway
It is amazing as I expeted. Im glad you offered this. Its a part of library now. Thank you so much for 5he great work.!!
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Meredith
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07/15/21
Hemingway: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick DVD Companion Book Bundle
Review by Meredith on 07/15/21 review stating Hemingway: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick DVD Companion Book Bundle
Ken Burns does it again! Wonderful video, high quality and pure Ken Burns.
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Joseph
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05/14/21
very good
Review by Joseph on 05/14/21 review stating very good
very good
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Kathleen
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05/12/21
Hemingway: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn
Review by Kathleen on 05/12/21 review stating Hemingway: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn
I loved the CDs about Hemingways life. Will view these CDs for many years to come. Love the book of Hemingways stories. Great Gift or buy. Highly Recommend
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Padmanabhan
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05/01/21
An Outstanding Mini-Series
Review by Padmanabhan on 05/01/21 review stating An Outstanding Mini-Series
Ken Burns has not made a documentary series that has been anything less than exquisite. His three-part film on Ernest Hemingway, undertaken with Lynn Novick, continues in the great tradition of careful, exhaustive research, detailed planning, and a scholarly approach to his subject that is also deeply compassionate. One of the most remarkable aspects of this series is the extensive use of lovely, black and white photographs from the early- to mid-twentieth century. They are smoky and atmospheric, in short, magical in their effect on the viewer. In spite of the fact that there isnt a lot of film footage about Hemingway, Burns and Novick have managed to use whats available, and combine that with still images and interviews with writers and family members. I found Patrick Hemingways accounts of his life with his father very moving. A talented man who was also beset by various demons, Hemingways life exemplifies the great sadness that surrounds the best of American writers: Their promise, their ascent and glorious reign, and then their inevitable decline. A gorgeous film, perhaps the best of Burns efforts so far. The book accompanying the DVD set is also a welcome re-issue of some of the best of Hemingways short stories. Thank you for this set, it will be a great addition to my other sets of Burns documentaries.


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