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Posted: 13 August 2006 at 3:50pm | IP Logged Quote Daughter

Hi folks,

I'm sure someone here can answer this. Is the 'Rivers to the Sea' documentary from PBS very similar to the A&E one about Hemingway? I'm debating wether or no to purchase the PBS one since I already own the A&E one.

Hope everyone is having an enjoyable summer. It's almost over!

Many thanx,


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Posted: 15 August 2006 at 12:14pm | IP Logged Quote Mike Galvin

I don't know about Rivers to the Sea but if you ever get the chance to acquire a copy of A&E Classroom 4 hour Hemingway documentary don't hesitate to get it. It is the best I have seen but it is impossible to obtain. It aired in the late 80s or early 90s and I have written to A&E several times and gotten no response. I believe it was produced by the BBC.

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Posted: 15 August 2006 at 3:22pm | IP Logged Quote bookman

I have A&E's Ernest Hemingway: Wrestling with Life, but it's been some time since I watched it.
I viewed the PBS Rivers To The Sea once (a taped copy, which I no longer have). I enjoyed both, but remember liking the A&E one better. Rivers To The Sea seemed a bit melancholy and depressing to me (accompanied throughout with gloomy cello music).
I really don't remember, in comparison, which covered his life better.
It's more entertainment than biography, but I still think that the movie version with Stacy Keach as Hemingway was well done, and a lot of fun to watch.
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Posted: 23 August 2006 at 10:37pm | IP Logged Quote Papa Cosa

  Personally, I think the A&E doc is superior to the PBS doc.  But the PBS doc has some good pics and interviews.  I agree the music was depressing and the beginning was a major bore.  But that's just me.  The Stacy Keach mini series in wonderful.  Keach is a powerhouse. 

  In other news...

 I've been away Papa-people.  Infact, I'm moving in a week but I'll be returning to the board more often.    Papa travels with me!

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