The Legendary Life of Ernest Hemingway (1989)

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The Legendary Life of Ernest Hemingway (1989) Poster

Traces the legendary author's life, from the images and memories of his early boyhood, to his tragic suicide at the age of sixty-two. We first meet Hemingway as a young boy dominated by the... See full summary »


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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.

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Release Date:

5 October 1989



Country of Origin

Italy, Spain

Filming Locations

Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia

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