Hemingway & Gellhorn

Hemingway & Gellhorn poster.jpgA 2012 film that may not have generally made good reviews among critics, but it sure did receive a lot of accolades among TV awards and won some categories. Nicole Kidman agreeably made a powerful portrayal as Martha Gellhorn and so did Clive Owens as Ernest Hemingway, but since this film is from Gellhorn’s vista, her character maybe was more developed as compared to Hemingway’s almost monotonous and predictable ways.

I enjoyed this immensely as it has notable script and the exchanges between Hemingway and Gellhorn especially at the beginning are most appealing. They hit it off well right from the start, made some life together but was separated when boredom crept in in times of peace. They were good when there was war, to paraphrase one passage from it, and when there’s none, they created their own.

Some quotes from this film:

“Love is infinitely more durable than hate… ” Ernest Hemingway in a letter to Martha Gellhorn

Martha Gellhorn: Past five minutes, I’ve watched you. I’ve watched you type pages and let them float into the wastebasket.

Ernest Hemingway: Never crumple pages. Always let them float gently into the basket.

Ernest Hemingway: Any writer who rips out his stuff and crumples it will go insane in a year, guaranteed.

Martha Gellhorn: We were good in war. And when there was no war, we made our own.

Martha Gellhorn: The battlefield neither of us could survive was domestic life.

Martha Gellhorn: “People say that jealousy is the greatest enemy of love.  They’re wrong.  The greatest enemy of love is boredom.”

Ernest Hemingway: “It is not enough to have talent.  You must also have hunger.”
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