70 Days With Hemingway And Me

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Cooper and Bergman Toll For Me

August 18th, 2009 · No Comments · For Whom the Bell Tolls (Movie)

Finally!
After sitting through a string of lousy adaptations of Ernest Hemingway’s novels, I found one that lives up to the author’s lofty literary standards: For Whom the Bell Tolls, the 1943 movie that stars Gary Cooper (Robert Jordan), Ingrid Bergman (Maria), Akim Tamiroff (Pablo), and Katina Paxinou (Pilar). Paxinou won an Academy Award (Best [...]

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Oh, Ernie, I Failed Ye! Let Me Buy Ye An Absinthe to Make it Up to Ye!

July 15th, 2009 · 1 Comment · For Whom the Bell Tolls, For Whom the Bell Tolls (Movie)

One of the things I had hoped would come of my trip through the psyche of one Ernest Miller Hemingway was a better understanding of myself.
Lo and behold! It worked.
I’ve discovered I have less time than I thought I had. I couldn’t finish For Whom the Bell Tolls. I couldn’t even get half-way through. Not [...]

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Once Again I Begin. Again.

July 8th, 2009 · No Comments · For Whom the Bell Tolls, For Whom the Bell Tolls (Movie), John Donne

Today I being Hemingway’s sixth novel, the incomparable For Whom the Bell Tolls, which is arguably his most famous novel. In 1943 it was made into a movie that starred Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman.
For Whom the Bell Tolls was published in 1940. Hemingway was 41. America was not yet involved in World War [...]

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