Cooper and Hemingway: The True Gen

2013

Documentary

55
IMDb Rating 7.6 10 52

Synopsis


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Cast

Kirk Douglas as Self
Len Cariou as Ernest Hemingway
Robert Stack as Self
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English 2.0
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120 min
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23.976 fps
120 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by kaycprescott 10 / 10 / 10

Extraordinary Documentary!

I saw this at the Quad theater in NYC. Not your normal run of the mill documentary. Intense. Makes you think and dream while you learn. Goes way beyond normal docs. Shows a sense of the times and how different everything was before the 60s. There are so many talking heads that new the men and spent time with them. The interviews make you wish they would come back for a day so you could spend time with them in their world. The complexity of Gary Cooper and Ernest Hemingway is both astonishing and interesting. Looks like they had some great times together meeting all around the world. I re-read "A Farewell To Arms" and "For Whom the Bell Tolls" after, seemed like I had never read them before. Now to watch both films. A must see for either Gary Cooper or Ernest Hemingway fans.

Reviewed by dancolliergay 9 / 10 / 10

Perceptive and moving

This documentary showcased two men whom I thought I knew, yet it made me see both Ernest Hemingway and Gary Cooper in new and surprising ways. It also made me see the damage that our society's emphasis on rock-em, sock-em masculinity does. Both Hemingway and Cooper obviously spent their professional lives hiding their sensitive interior selves. And, as the documentary reveals, this ended up harming their careers as they aged. Both were locked into images they'd created early on, and could not escape from. Can't recommend this any higher.

Reviewed by billcorley 9 / 10 / 10

A Movie-able Feast

More than s biography yet more than a documentary, this film, in stills and motion, dramatizes the meeting and more than twenty-year friendship of two of the masters of their respective art. Gary Cooper, the preeminently earnest actor, and Ernest Hemingway, the much-imitated realistic writer, are joined in this story of a nearly forgotten America. Unlike similar biopics this film succeeds in drawing its audience into the life and affairs—not merely sexual—of these men's triumphs, disappointments, fears, and foibles, in a way that is difficult to disengage from. Where others take a didactic, professorial stance "Tru Gen"—the subtitle taken from Hemingway's distinction of "truth from rumor", "the real from the phony"—gives us opportunity to drink from the top-shelf of two top-shelf lives. It feels superfluous to speak of the films production values. (The narration of Sam Waterston, cinematography, sound, and the rest, are superb.) They match the storytelling as they do the two lives presented. The pacing is goldilocks-perfect, facilitating comprehension of the films many details while preserving the warmth and resonance of each episode and scene. The sweep of the film in reportage of conduct/behavior and relation of feelings is at times staggering. We do hear from the professors and critics but they are subordinate to the close friends, professional associates, and yes, lovers. Imagine any of the literary, painting, and film characters of "Midnight in Paris" (Woody Allen, 2010), drawn at length in intimate portraiture, and you have a glimpse of what "The Tru Gen" offers. We are treated to a full-length expose: a feast for the uninformed and the connoisseur. On third viewing the film is as fresh as the first. One cannot guzzle. You must sip and savor.

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