Monday, June 15, 2015

'Cooper and Hemingway: The True Gen'' review by pad.operaphile@

Richard Zampella

Cooper & Hemingway: The True Gen
Now Available on DVD -- Buy on Amazon

Writer /Director John Mulholland can hold his head high for every aspect of this MASSIVE documentary about 2 of the greatest men of the 20th century, namely Gary Cooper and Ernest Hemingway, the world's biggest actor/movie star and the world's most imitated author. They might have had nothing in common when first they met in at Sun Valley, 1940, but they became the best of buddies and eventual cronies. This step back in time truly reveals a plethora of riches that are absorbed with the greatest of pleasure by the viewer. The intensity of youth with its thrilling fame, that mid life period of some trouble, a return to greatness in older age, these two lives parallel one another on the grandest of scales. One gets to know the men individually and as a dynamic duo, friends who cared for each other as brothers. As the bad times came, it seemed to come for both as Coop and Hemingway both died in 1961 only 7 weeks apart. There is over abundant material available to produce one hell of a great motion picture such as HEMINGWAY and GELLHORN which starred Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman, as his 3rd wife. Neither men were perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but we come to care for them big time, warts and all. Expect anything from this documentary that tries to leave out NOTHING!

From Cinema Clock Edmonton

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Written & directed by John Mulholland
Produced by Richard Zampella

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