The Documentary: Young Hemingway

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If you missed the Venice screening of the new documentary Young Hemingway, there will be a special screening of the documentary, on July 23rd at Voorhies Hall in Bay View, Michigan, the location of the 2012 Hemingway in Michigan Conference.

For more information about the documentary visit here.


Hemingway News

Hemingway_Nobel_notice_021114News about Author Ernest Hemingway seems to ebb and flow throughout the years and the early part of this new year seems to have Mr. Hemingway back in the news on a variety of topics. First, the upcoming Andy Garcia movie about Hemingway seems to have sadly switched actors. They have gone from Sir Anthony Hopkins in the role of playing Hemingway (which I thought was right on) to Jon Voight. Andy Garcia will play Gregorio Fuentes, the boat captain who inspired the title character in his book The Old Man and The Sea. Mr. Garcia will direct the film from a screenplay he has written with Hemingway’s niece Hilary.

There was a nice article this month in The New York Times written by Charles McGrath, called A Mutable Feast. The article found here talks about a new collection of 2.500 pieces of material owned by Hemingway and found in Havana. The collection is now available at the Hemingway Collection at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. Also see related story here.

Hemingway Documentary and Childhood Scrapbooks Now Available

There is a new documentary that is out about the friendship between Ernest Hemingway and long-time friend and actor Gary Cooper that had its first showing in New York City on October 11th.   The show, titled Cooper & Hemingway: The True Gen, is a documentary that is narrated by Sam Waterston.  See NY Times movie review by Andy Webster here.  Finally, read an interesting story on both Hemingway and Cooper from a 1961 article featured in Photoplay Magazine.

There is also a new series of digital photos from Hemingway’s mother, Grace Hemingway, that includes five scrapbooks (a sixth is coming soon) that documents Ernest Hemingway’s childhood up through his teenage years that can be seen here.  The archives are housed in Boston at the JFK Library.BWQ9uTxCAAASnvY

Mention of Hemingway in Movie

The other night I was watching the movie Fight Club starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton. I had seen it when it first came out back in 1999 but when I was watching it for the second time I picked up on something that I must have missed the first time around. The two main characters are walking down the street and Norton says to Pitt: “If you could fight anyone who would it be?” Pitt replies: “could they be dead or alive” Norton: “either one ” Pitt replies: then it would be Hemingway”.

New Hemingway Book and Movie Coming Out

I just got rid of HBO today actually (looking to read and write more this summer) and then realized that the new HBO movie about Hemingway and Gellhorn is actually on this coming Monday night at 8 PM. I guess I struck out there but did not miss the pitch with the new book, Hemingway’s ‘The Garden of Eden: Twenty-Five Years of Criticism, edited by two of the better known scholars, Suzanne Del Gizzo and Frederick Svoboda – it looks great and I just ordered it.

Hemingway, Race and Art: Bloodlines and the Color Line

A new book has come out on our favorite writer Ernest Hemingway, this time by Marc Dudley and Kent State University Press (160 pages, 2012). I have not read Hemingway, Race and Art: Bloodlines and the Color Line as of yet but wanted to bring it to your attention in case you were not aware of it. I also saw that Woody Allen’s movie Midnight in Paris (still have not seen it) won an Oscar last night for Best Screenplay – of course Woody was once again a no show!

Hemingway & Gellhorn Movie Coming in May

I have to admit that I have not yet seen Woody Allen’s – A Midnight in Paris yet but I am looking forward to the movie made for TV – Hemingway and Gellhorn due out in May 2012. The filming will start soon (Feb. 28). It looks like it will have a great cast with Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen in the starring roles. It will also co-star Connie Nielson – who I like in the BOSS – as the “blonde women.” I believe Martha Gellhorn, Hemingway’s third wife was the most interesting of all of Hemingway’s wives. For additional readings on Martha try: Gellhorn: A Twentieth Century Life by Caroline Moorehead as well as the Selected Letters of Martha Gellhorn also by Moorehead.