Apr 24, 2015

Ernest Hemingway's "The Snows Of Kilimanjaro" - Gregory Peck's 1952 Film (Color)

Movie: The story centers on the memories of a writer (Gregory Peck) who is taking a safari in Africa. He develops a dangerous wound from a thorn prick, and lies awaiting his slow death. 
The loss of physical capability causes him to look inside himself - at his memories of the past years, and how little he has actually accomplished in his writing.

I'm not a big fan of Ernest Hemingway & accordingly I found the movie to be kinda wordy & long winded. That said there are some great natural scenery shots of African wildlife. Hemingway took ordinary events and put them in extraordinary settings, weaving ordinary life through an adventure of living & traveling, even including the wish to one day write a book as any writer might wish (self reflection by Hemingway on his early life?).There's also some classic actors with some classic acting in a color movie of a bygone era ... 6/10 Stars

... where even killing rhino's seems to have be legal (probably one reason why they are almost extinct now). The safari certainly seems to have been real. Very aristocratic. One thing is for sure, many animals were harmed in the making of this film.  4/10 Stars

I get two different ratings depending on what I focus on. :(

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