RARA-AVIS: Hardboiled voice

From: Juri Nummelin ( jurnum@utu.fi)
Date: 30 Aug 2001

Kevin mentioned Hemingway in passing, while pondering about the nationalities of writers. Kevin asked, "was Hemingway a Spanish writer".

This has nothing to do with nationalities, but just today morning - no kidding - I remembered who could be the real hardboiled voice.

Hemingway himself.

Has anyone seen the documentary "The Spanish Earth", by Joris Ivens? It was made in 1936 and it tells about the Spanish Civil War. It was the only time Hemingway was closely related to making of a film - he wrote the script and read the monology. He has the perfect hardboiled voice: it concentrates on consonants, his reading is a bit lazy, but self-esteemed, tough, but full of sentiment, cool, but with undertones of feelings like anger, bitterness and affection. Hemingway could've made it in the movies.

Any comments?


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