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Re: A bit of auteurist history mixed in with self-promotion

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  • sallitt1
    When he talked about the Hemingway-Capa movie, he made it sound basically like A GIRL IN EVERY PORT... - Dan
    Message 1 of 5 , May 23 6:50 PM
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      When he talked about the Hemingway-Capa movie, he made it sound basically like A GIRL IN EVERY PORT... - Dan

      --- In a_film_by@yahoogroups.com, "tharpa2002" <tharpa2002@...> wrote:
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      > --- In a_film_by@yahoogroups.com, "sallitt1" <sallitt@> wrote:
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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..."
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      > 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.
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      > Richard
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