It examines the author more carefully and his reputation as a vicious, alcoholic, adventurer, nature and bullfighter.
A new documentary about Ernest Hemingway provides the acclaimed novelist with a new perspective, giving them access to the vast archives preserved to date.
Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s “Hemingway” will premiere on PBS for three consecutive nights from April 5th, and look at the author and Its reputation as anorexia, alcoholism, adventurer, nature lover and bullfighter. Internal struggles eventually led to suicide at the age of 61.
Novik said that the truth about this man is much more complicated. Many people think that he is the greatest American novelist in the 20th century. His simple writing style has made him a huge celebrity and symbolizes American men’s un regret.
Novik said: “We hope this movie will open up opportunities for viewing Hemingway in a different way. Novik has created other documentaries with Burns, including “Vietnam War” and “Prohibition.”
Without the widows of Hemingway and Kennedy, and without the world’s largest Hemingway collection at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, this complexity would be almost impossible to achieve.
When Hemingway’s fourth wife, Mary Hemingway, figured out how to deal with the condition of her late husband, she asked Jackie Kennedy if she could stay in the Kennedy Library.
The archive contains Hemingway’s manuscripts, including “The Sun Also Rises” and “For Whom the Bells Die”, personal letters and approximately 11,000 photos.
Novik said that many of the materials used in this documentary were not widely circulated in public.