Hemingway: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick (Blu-ray)

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  • In their sweeping, three-part documentary, Ken Burns and Lynn Novick help you gain new insights about Ernest Hemmingway’s turbulent life, revealed in photographs, excerpts from his work, and interviews—his idyllic Midwestern childhood, journalism, war service, literary fame, romantic failures, four marriages, fishing, drinking, decline and death. Discover the vulnerable and complicated person who invented myths about his heroism and hardships. You’ll understand better than ever the makings of the distinctive style that made Hemingway one of America’s most influential writers. 6 hours on 3 Discs SDH

    • Format: Blu-ray
    • Number of Discs: 3
    • Region: 1
    • Run Time: 360 minutes
    • SKU: 23082
    • Subtitles: SDH
  • Episode One – "A Writer" (1899-1929)
    Hemingway enjoys an idyllic childhood in Oak Park, Illinois but, yearning for adventure, volunteers for the Red Cross during World War I. He marries Hadley Richardson, moves to Paris and begins his life as a writer, publishing In Our Time and The Sun Also Rises. He finds critical and commercial success with his second novel, A Farewell to Arms.

    Episode Two – "The Avatar" (1929-1944)
    Hemingway, having achieved a level of fame rarely seen in the literary world, settles in Key West with Pauline Pfeiffer and spends his time seeking new conquests in the natural world – marlin fishing in the Gulf Stream and hunting in Africa. Inspired by the fight against Fascism, he reports on the Spanish Civil War and begins a tempestuous romance with Martha Gellhorn.

    Episode Three – "The Blank Page" (1944-1961)
    Hemingway, reeling from his split with Martha, attaches himself to the U.S. Army as it moves through Normandy and liberates Paris. After the war he tries to start a new life with Mary Welsh but is beset with personal tragedies and professional mishaps. He publishes The Old Man and the Sea and wins the Nobel Prize but eventually is overcome by addiction, physical trauma and depression.

  • Additional info

    • Format: Blu-ray
    • Number of Discs: 3
    • Region: 1
    • Run Time: 360 minutes
    • SKU: 23082
    • Subtitles: SDH
  • Details

    Episode One – "A Writer" (1899-1929)
    Hemingway enjoys an idyllic childhood in Oak Park, Illinois but, yearning for adventure, volunteers for the Red Cross during World War I. He marries Hadley Richardson, moves to Paris and begins his life as a writer, publishing In Our Time and The Sun Also Rises. He finds critical and commercial success with his second novel, A Farewell to Arms.

    Episode Two – "The Avatar" (1929-1944)
    Hemingway, having achieved a level of fame rarely seen in the literary world, settles in Key West with Pauline Pfeiffer and spends his time seeking new conquests in the natural world – marlin fishing in the Gulf Stream and hunting in Africa. Inspired by the fight against Fascism, he reports on the Spanish Civil War and begins a tempestuous romance with Martha Gellhorn.

    Episode Three – "The Blank Page" (1944-1961)
    Hemingway, reeling from his split with Martha, attaches himself to the U.S. Army as it moves through Normandy and liberates Paris. After the war he tries to start a new life with Mary Welsh but is beset with personal tragedies and professional mishaps. He publishes The Old Man and the Sea and wins the Nobel Prize but eventually is overcome by addiction, physical trauma and depression.