Re: A bit of auteurist history mixed in with self-promotion
- When he talked about the Hemingway-Capa movie, he made it sound basically like A GIRL IN EVERY PORT... - Dan
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> "...Harry's movement is toward joining the Resistance, but the change within him is not persuasive and is pretty much thrown off: "Maybe because I like you, maybe because I don't like them." This is a weakness if you need the movie to embody the script's central conflict..."
> TO HAVE AND TO HAVE NOT sort of falls within the WWII era "commitment" film genre where a morally ambiguous character becomes committed to the anti-fascist cause. I'm thinking of Cary Grant in MR.LUCKY, Alan Ladd in CHINA and Bogart in CASABLANCA. Of course, Hawks isn't going there. I wonder how he would have handled the Hemingway-Capa story he wanted to make given that Hemingway and Capa were committed to the Republican cause during the Spanish Civil War.