19 September 2017 | charles-paxton-martin
The last long Summer in Spain
Hemingway's long life probably could use a whole miniseries. My feeling is that they should have shot a lot of the film in Spain, for example in the beautiful mansion near Málaga called La Cónsula, towards the end of his life. This is detailed in a book by Tony Castro, and would have provided a closer look at Hemingway the man, who spent a summer there and managed to write a 120,000 word manuscript amongst other works, a lot of boozing and talking with the Spanish bullfighting élite, maharajas and Hollywood luminaries such as Lauren Bacall. A whole movie might come from this late period, and perhaps will someday.