She makes a sacrifice by getting knocked up and dying during childbirth. If you're Adolph Zukor for Paramount or David O. The war becomes secondary when he meets and falls in love with nurse Catherine Barkley. Also enjoyable is Vittorio De Sica's inspired performance as the wily Maj. It was also banned in Ireland in 1939. This is exemplified by his performance in the war as a lieutenant, ambulance driver and helper, who assists people in the war front. Gary Cooper is very, very good compared to his performance in For Whom the Bell Tolls where he is stiff as a board and thinks he is in a western.
I shot three times and dropped one. Hudson falls for a very young British nurse Jones. The movie keeps piling on tiny, improbable, unspecific details that fight the epic treatment. Hemingway himself is undeniably gifted. This was the final film personally produced by David O Selznick.
The dialogue is not as pointed as it could be in a few key sequences. Well, in my opinion, this book had to have something that was apparent about it. I suggest you go back and give the book a read, and decide for yourself. Henry is good friends with Major Rinaldi Adolphe Menjou , who is also a surgeon. Hemingway purists might shun A Farewell to Arms, but those who love their screen romances, soggier the better will rave about this film.
Fortunately Henry is wise enough to realise the benefit of a second opinion, so he gets another doctor who performs the surgery on the following day. This attitude of his is precisely his farewell to arms which gives the novel its title. Henry meets nurse Catherine Barkley Helen Hayes and they quickly fall in love. Catherine: Order for me, Henry, I want whatever we choose to please you. Frederick Henry, an American who volunteers with the Italian Army as an ambulance driver, who falls in love with a British nurse named Catherine Barkley, Helen Hayes, who also was wonderful. The story is beautifully told, masterfully constructed and moved this reader to feel the emotions that I think Hemingway wanted to produce which centrally included a bitter distrust of that war and war in general; the complexity but power of a love affair between two fairly normal but relatively insignificant and imperfect people. This character was based, in part, on Ernest Hemmingway's own experiences driving an ambulance in the war.
Jennifer Jones was a beautiful movie star. If I were going to recommend a World War I novel to someone, I would tell them to read All Quiet on the Western Front, and to skip Farewell. The movie is best when she's off screen. Austrians are the enemy, but the high snowy mountains, freezing weather , make battles difficult, to fight, swollen rivers dangerous to cross , the artillery flashing in the night, screaming mortars above , and coming down no-one knows where, except the unfortunates, but too late for them. One big symbol in the book is the rain.
Filmed in Italy, they galvanize you briefly with a sense of the nature of war on that Alpine front. I thought the times when the rain was used as the symbol for death was used very well in every aspect. And as far as that love story in the middle of it all, and the repeated complaints about Hemingway's characters all being misogynists. Hemingway gives her no opportunity to sound like anything more than a half-crazy, desperate, fawning caricature with no real desires or opinions of her own. That all happens in one single scene, by the way.
The title is taken from a poem by 16th-century English dramatist George Peele. Let's love tonight for we may not have tomorrow. Set against the looming horrors of the battlefield - the weary, demoralized men marching in the rain during the German attack on Caporetto; the profound struggle between loyalty and desertion—this gripping, semiautobiographical w A Farewell to Arms is the unforgettable story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful English nurse. A Farewell to Arms is about Frederick Henry, an American second lieutenant in the. Colors are capable, respectfully refreshed, accentuating military hues and blue waters, and skintones are appealing.
Despite the passion and emotion inherent in Hemingway's plot, the emotional temperature is always far too cool. But finding you were able to make something up; to create truly enough so that it made you happy to read it; and to do this every day you worked was something that gave a greater pleasure than any I had ever known. He so articulately characterizes and ascribes characteristics to those within his novel. In this version Hudson is earnest but bland, Jones too old, De Sica in the wrong movie and Stritch, well, her acid nurse is one of the film's only bright spots. They divorced after he returned from Spanish Civil War where he had acted as a journalist, and after which he wrote For Whom the Bell Tolls. These problems were, of course, common to most films from the early thirties, the very dawn of the sound picture era.
Throughout, the ominous note of doom is missing, so that the sudden terminal tragedy, when it occurs, seems more a sheer mistake in obstetrics than an inevitable irony in these people's lives. The love story aspect will appeal to some that aren't so much into the other stuff, and the war stuff will do for still more, maybe. This book has a lot of very varied reviews and opinions. Unlike the love story, that friendship has true chemistry. Frederick Henry, the protagonist, evidently considers solidarity and loyalty to relationships important. Hemingway's World War I experience varies only slightly from that of Frederick Henry.