Ernest Hemingway – The Old Man and the Sea Movie

Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway - MovieI normally stick to posts about medieval history and fantasy novels, but since I’m a fan of Ernest Hemingway, I thought I’d post about this when I saw the article.

Apparently, plans are in the works for creating a movie based on the last years of Ernest Hemingway’s life and his creation of The Old Man and the Sea. Andy Garcia will direct the film, titled “Hemingway & Fuentes,” and play Gregorio Fuentes, a Cuban fishing-boat captain who was a good friend of Hemingway and helped inspire the novel. Anthony Hopkins will play Hemingway, and Annette Benning will play Hemingway’s wife, Mary.

They hope to begin filming this fall, with a release date set for next year (2010).

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Hemingway is one of my favorite classical authors. I love his simple writing style and use of dialogue. I need to go back and read The Old Man and the Sea. It’s been since high school since I read that one. I really enjoyed A Farewell to Arms too, as well as several of his short stories.

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