The Hemingway Bibliography
 

Title

An Immovable Feast? Another Look at Henry King’s The Sun Also Rises

Author

Gordon Thomas

Document Type

Internet Resource

Citation

Thomas, Gordon. “An Immovable Feast? Another Look at Henry King’s The Sun Also Rises.” Bright Lights Film Journal 55 (February 2007). http://www.brightlightsfilm.com/.

Annotation

Announces the DVD release of King’s 1957 film adaptation of The Sun Also Rises. Thomas pans several Hollywood versions of Hemingway’s works (e.g. A Farewell to Arms and The Old Man and the Sea) but praises screenwriter Peter Viertel for his masterful skill while under the watchful eyes of censors. Though he agrees with Hemingway who characterized the film as a travelogue of “bistros, bullfights, and more bistros,” Thomas suggests that the casting (Tyrone Power, Errol Flynn, Ava Gardner, and Eddie Albert) makes this adaptation worthwhile even for today’s audience.

Published in

Bright Lights Film Journal

Volume

55

Date

2007

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