Hardcover In Hemingway novels, as in the works of many great writers, the reader becomes immersed in the story.
Allstar Has there ever been a worthwhile Ernest Hemingway adaptation for the big screen?
Meaning one that carries the terse flavour of his cool, hard prose and the macho excitement of his narratives? I'm not so sure. I always thought Graham Greene had been shabbily treated by the movies, but Hemingway must have felt as if he'd been kicked right in the broken parts over and over again.
Some fine movies came from his novels, but mostly there's no Hemingway left in them. Adaptations had a tendency to strangle his work with misplaced reverence and bloated production values, as happened with 's For Whom The Bell Tolls and the Selznick remake of A Farewell To Arms.
This brings to mind what Hemingway told Howard Hawks about taking movie money: Do not enter California.
The exceptions prove my time-tested rule that the worse the book, the better the movie. Hemingway dared Howard Hawks to name his worst book, and film it.
There are also two other versions of the same novel: The Breaking Point is the wiriest of all the adaptations, while The Gun Runners, starring Audie Murphy, is the one Siegel movie I've never seen, but his clipped and succinct editing and storytelling are the nearest thing to Hemingway's prose style in Hollywood movies.
Siegel also did a nice job remaking The Killers ina story that got the very best out of Robert Siodmak ineven if both times around it was more noir than Hemingway. Hemingway seemed like a giant just a generation ago, when his imitators — James Jones, Irwin Shaw, James Salter et al — were all still alive or young.
After Graham Greene died, the movies atoned by re-filming some of his novels, often quite well. That no film-maker seems to have the slightest compulsion to do Hemingway the same favour seems very telling to me.A Farewell To Arms: A Novel – Ernest Hemingway Download Product Description: The best American novel to emerge from World War I, A Farewell to Arms is the unforgettable story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful English nurse.
Author(s): Ernest Hemingway Fiction. Share Written when Ernest Hemingway was thirty years old and lauded as the best American novel to emerge from World War I, A Farewell to Arms is the unforgettable story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful English nurse.
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway and a great selection of similar Used, New and Collectible Books available now at yunusemremert.com A Farewell to Arms is a novel by Ernest Hemingway set during the Italian campaign of World War I.
The book, published in , is a first-person account of American Frederic Henry, serving as a lieutenant ("tenente") in the ambulance corps of the Italian Army/5. Search for books | Advanced search. Home > Buddenbrooks, Inc.
> FAREWELL TO ARMS FAREWELL TO ARMS by Hemingway Ernest Condition: See description. $6, () Add to . C'mon folks, why don't we review this book (Bloom's Notes on A Farewell to Arms) not the novel itself.
In addition to a short bio of Hemingway this book contains critical reviews excerpts by lots of MEN.