Producer’s Film Picks for August 2015 The intriguing theme for this month will be “Cirque du Soleil”. THEATRICAL RELEASE AMY (2015) Directed by Andy Kapadia & 128 minutes. Synopsis: This is a documentary about the life of singer Amy Winehouse, told mostly in her own words, including archival footage not seen before. Her tragic end is both … Continue reading PRODUCER’S FILM PICKS FOR AUGUST 2015


Hemingway and the Movies

Tacoma Retired Men's Bookclub

Hemingway was a prolific writer, and his stories have resonated with Hollywood movie makers from 1930 to present. I’ve attached the film posters from ten of Hemingway’s screen adaptations, in chronological order, just in case you might be interested in previewing one or more of them to see how Hollywood interpreted Hemingway. (The parenthetical ratings are from a consensus of critics’ views, based on a scale of 1 to 5 stars):

A Farewell to Arms, 1932, starring Gary Cooper and Helen Hayes (3 1/2)
Farewell to Arms

For Whom The Bell Tolls, 1943, starring Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman (3 1/2)
For Whom the Bell Tolls

To Have and To Have Note, 1945, starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall (4)
To Have and Have Not

The Breaking Point, 1950, starring John Garfield and Patricia Neal (4)–this is a remake of To Have and To Have Not
The Breaking Point

The Snows of Kilimanjaro, 1952, starring Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward and Ava Gardner (3)
The Snows of Kilimanjaro

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