Hemingway and Gellhorn Succeeds


Tonight's choices: A hammy account of the love affair between the author and the war correspondent on HBO, and an ambitious miniseries co-starring Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton, on the History channel.

I think he met his match. He never met anyone like her.” Clive Owen says of Ernest Hemingway's third wife, Martha Gellhorn.

Early on in HBO's Hemingway and Gellhorn, I kept thinking, "What a crock!" almost every time Hemingway (Clive Owen) or Martha Gellhorn (Nicole Kidman) opened their mouths.

USA TODAY HBO's "Hemingway and Gellhorn" squeaks before the end of Emmy eligibility: "HBO looked at the made-for-TV movie and miniseries races at the Emmys, scratched its lengthy, flowing beard, and said, “Hey, we could probably do another one of those

In the opening scene Hemingway introduces Gellhorn as a best-selling author. "She's gunning for both of us", Hemingway says as he introduces her to Dos Passos. Throughout this film, Gellhorn trumps Hemingway in his efforts to smother her independence

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