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Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man
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Film historians Patricia King Hanson and Frank Thompson
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Reviewed by movielover on August 28th, 2012
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One of three commentaries by this pair in the five Ernest Hemingway Film Collection Set. Again I must say this commentary made the film really worth watching. They do an excellent job of leading you through all aspects of the film and help you build an exceptional appreciation of the casting and production. Some commentary highlights were how well they worked together and complemented each other's information; pointing where the Michigan location ends and backlot begins about which the filmmakers/set designers were very clever; where the Italy locations begin and interesting background; the fact there is no story about the battler and the knife that the viewer missed, rather, maybe a clue in the battler's facial scars; the interesting almost history lesson or documentary like aspects of the recruitment of U.S. volunteers for the Italian army and other historical info not to mention all the period vehicles for the antique car buff; the almost disguised informal tourist type tour in various places; and background on each cast member. Of course there is much more including a challenge to locate Sharon Tate in a small walk-on part some where in the film. Wow, I like these commentaries!
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