Saturday, 16 March 2013

"Notes on the Other"

Notes on the Other is a short film directed by Sergio Oksman, and written by Carlos Mugiro and Sergio Oksman. It records key elements in the life of Ernest Hemingway, and examines how they spilled over into the lives of others.
Each summer, a crowd of Ernest Hemingway doubles meet in Key West, Florida, to choose the authentic Hemingway after Hemingway's death. One day in 1924, the real Ernest Hemingway also wanted to be someone else. This film is the story of this hypothesis.
Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961) was an American author and journalist, whose economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public image influenced later generations.

After high school, Hemingway worked as a reporter for a few months for the Kansas City Star, before leaving for the Italian front to enlist with the World War I ambulance drivers. In 1918, he was seriously wounded and returned home. His wartime experiences formed the basis for his novel A Farewell to Arms. He moved to Paris, where he worked as a foreign correspondent. The Sun Also Rises, Hemingway's first novel, was published in 1926.

From 1937 to 1939 he covered the Spanish Civil War as a journalist, after which he wrote For Whom the Bell Tolls. He was in London during World War II, and present at the Normandy Landings and the liberation of Paris.

Shortly after the publication of The Old Man and the Sea in 1952, Hemingway went on safari to Africa, where he was almost killed in two successive plane crashes that left him in pain or ill health for much of the rest of his life. In 1959 he moved to Idaho where he committed suicide in 1961.

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