Ernest Hemingway and Unfulfilled Possibilities in the Movies
Explores Hemingway’s uneasy relationship with Hollywood and fame. Chronicles mixed messages in his correspondence about the movies and publicity in general and in relation to his works in particular. Details Hemingway’s experience with The Spanish Earth and related stories, “Night Before Battle” and “Under the Ridge,” as well as his little-discussed desires to make documentary-style films and the last great movie disappointment surrounding the making of The Old Man and the Sea.
Competing Stories: Modernist Authors, Newspapers, and the Movies