- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 30 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: April 25, 2006
- Originally Released: 1996
- Label: Kultur Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 2.0 - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
"Famous Authors" examines the men and women behind the words that brought them literary kudos.
In "Ernest Hemingway," viewers learn how this mysterious, and ultimately tragic, writer sharpened his terse style as a foreign correspondent during the First World War. His anti-war classic "A Farewell to Arms," which centers on an ill-destined love affair in Spain between a U.S. ambulance driver and an English nurse, was based on his experiences.
Although many critics make much of Hemingway's preoccupation with machismo -- exhibited in novels such as "The Old Man and the Sea" -- his ability to convey sexual ambiguity is less heralded. "The Sun Also Rises," for instance, tells a story of gender reversal among American expatriates in France.