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Man, was I wrong.
The broadcasted series was longer. What did they take out? The good stuff. The broadcasted series had a brilliant score, based on the Enigma variations by James Elgar. The DVD has some electronic synthesizer score, usually associated with 3d rate porn from former Yugoslavia. The same goes for the title sequence; originally a piece of art based on watercolor freeze frames with design titles. On the DVD the titles are cheap digital fonts with a jagged edge.
Can it get any worse? Yes, it can. De picture quality of the DVD is more faded than my VHS copy. And something probably went wrong during transfer to digital format -- or it was deliberately done very, very, very cheap. All sweeping or action packed camera movements look like something taped from a narrow band internet connection.
If possible, I would have rated this minus 5 stars.
No matter how much you like Hemingway or the content of this miniseries: don't buy this junk.
Thanks for allowing me to enjoy the wonderful drama again.
Under Bernhard Sinkel (Director) Linda Marmelstein (producer), Daniel Wilson (producer), Bernhard Sinkel (Screenwriter), Wolfgang Treu (Cinematographer), John Carter (Editor) ----- the cast includes Stacy Keach (Ernest Hemingway), Josephine Chaplin (Hadley Richardson), Marisa Berenson (Pauline Pfeiffer), Lisa Banes (Martha Gelhorn), Pamela Reed (Mary Walsh), Scott Weinger ( Jack Hemingway) . . . . . outstanding cast with Stacy Keach leading the way and a great supporting cast following his lead ... well scripted as director and screenwriters bring the '40s into perspective ... the flow of each scene is timed and played out well ... there is a sense of energy that Keach captures and the film succeeds with all their winning ways ... this my friendly viewers is not one to be missed.
1. Stacy Keach
Date of birth: 2 June 1941 - Savannah, Georgia
Date of death: Still Living
2. Josephine Chaplin
Date of birth: 28 March 1949 - Santa Monica, California
Date of death: Still Living
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This was a gift for my husband. He had seen it years ago and always talked about it.Published 2 months ago by Windylee
Saw this when it first aired on network TV. Glad I was finally able to get a copy!Published on July 3, 2014 by Xrayist
I love this movie.I show it to all my friends.Stacy Keach did a greatt job in this movie.He was Hemingway.Published on July 18, 2013 by Myra Ricotta
Having videotaped the original broadcast of HEMINGWAY back in the 80s, I've never had the need to watch the DVD version; so I can't comment on the edits, the transfer quality, the... Read morePublished on September 19, 2010 by Konrei
This production follows Hemingway's life fairly closely. If you're familiar with Hemingway's short stories you'll recognize the source of many fictional scenes in this biopic. Read morePublished on November 30, 2009 by Dadicus
A TOTALLY REFRESHING EPIC SAGA OF OUR #1 NOVELIST, BAR NONE. HEMINGWAY SHINES ABOVE SO MANY GREAT AUTHORS. STACEY KEACH IS SUPERB AND THE 5+ HOURS NEVER DULL. Read morePublished on April 8, 2009 by Cheryl Wize