RARA-AVIS: hem's killers spoiler

From: Robison Michael R CNIN ( Robison_M@crane.navy.mil)
Date: 13 Mar 2002

rene said:
> Fair enough. It [THE KILLERS] is a dam fine movie
> even if it had
> nothing to do with
> Hemingway's story.

then jim said: My impression was that the reason Hemingway liked it was precisely because it was so FAITHFUL to the story.


hi jim! i think someone earlier said that it was sort of a combo of both, and that it faithfully followed the story all the way thru, and then branched off into entirely new material.

if i recall the story correctly, you'd hafta create some material to get a movie out of it. i think most of the story the swede (is this right?) is laying on his bed waiting for the killers to come and kill him. i think he was supposed to throw a fight and didn't, but man, i'm hazy on that. maybe he goes out and eats something. an action-packed story, it ain't.

i'd like to see all the movie adaptations of hemingway's books. i've seen just a couple so far: the sun also rises, and to have and have not. one was very weak and the other was totally untrue to the character of harry morgan and the plot.


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