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Hemingway on film

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Hemingway on film

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Thought these movies might be of interest to those reading Hemingway's short stories. I think the only one I've seen is "Midnight in Paris."
How do you approach portraying a larger-than-life icon like Ernest Hemingway onscreen? You portray the man, not the icon. The great writer—he won the Nobel Prize in Literature—was a macho adventurer who went to war, was a member of the “Lost Generation,” worked as a journalist and war reporter, and was a depressed alcoholic as well as famously suicidal. He married four times. Hemingway lived in France in the 1920s, went on safari in Africa (where he survived not one but two plane crashes!), got drunk in Key West, was mixed up in gun-running while living in Cuba, and ultimately killed himself in Ketchum, Idaho.

A spate of films have featured Hemingway as a character, including Jill Godmilow’s Gertrude Stein-Alice B. Toklas portrait, “Waiting for the Moon,” and Alan Rudolph’s 1920s-set art drama “The Moderns.” Most notably, Mariel Hemingway bravely discussed the legacy of her grandfather, whose ghost is felt throughout the recent documentary “Running from Crazy.”

Here are six efforts—five features and one short—that depict the writer, from his youth as a WWI ambulance driver to his old age in Cuba.

https://www.salon.com/2016/06/10/heming ... itter_end/
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