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The Sun Also Rises (1957)

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Commentary 1: Film historians Patricia King Hanson and Frank Thompson Rating:9.0/10 (1 vote) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by movielover on August 27th, 2012:Find all reviews by movielover
One of five in the Hemingway Collection and one of three reviewed by Frank Thompson and Patricia King Hanson. I had never seen this movie so I got this commentary as insurance I would enjoy whatever I found. That is to say, Frank and Patricia's commentaries are so good, that if I happen to buy the worst of all movies, it would still be time well spent just listening to their commentary. Frank is an experienced reviewer with an endearing voice, wonderful humor that is teasingly used, and full of knowledge about the cast/production. He wrote a book on the director Henry King. Patricia likewise is very knowledgeable and editor of the AFI catalog. I wonder if her middle name indicates she is related to Henry King? Anyway they take you through the film enlightening the viewer including the 1920's vs. 1950's time paradoxes of sets, costumes etc. Together they make the film many, many times more enjoyable. It was time very well spent.