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In he published The Sun Also Rises , a novel with which he scored his first solid success. A pessimistic but sparkling book, it deals with a group of aimless expatriates in France and Spain—members of the postwar Lost Generation, a phrase that Hemingway scorned while making it famous. Hemingway, Faulkner, and Steinbeck bullfighting In bullfighting: The Sun Also Rises. You may find it helpful to search within the site to see how similar or related subjects are covered. Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources.

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Visit our Streaming Guide. The Sun Also Rises A scientist obsessed with the past transports himself back in time to 18th-century London, where he falls in love with a beautiful young woman. Anglo-Indian Victoria Jones seeks her true identity amid the chaos of the British withdrawal from India.

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

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The O'Leary brothers -- honest Jack and roguish Dion -- become powerful figures, and eventually rivals, in Chicago on the eve of its Great Fire. A stagecoach stop employee and a stranded woman traveller find themselves at the mercy of four desperate outlaws intent on robbing the next day's gold shipment.

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American soldiers stranded in the Philippines, after the Japanese invasion, form guerrilla bands to fight back. Living in India with her crude husband, a British aristocrat is reunited with an old flame at a party, though she truly has her sights set on a handsome doctor. After railroad agents forcibly evict the James family from their family farm, Jesse and Frank turn to banditry for revenge. Paris in the s. They take a vacation in Pamplona to watch the bull-fights. Written by Mattias Thuresson.

The Sun Also Rises

With all the talent assembled in front of and behind the camera, producer Darryl F. Zanuck felt confident that the film would be an enduring classic for both his own independent company, and his studio. The problem with the film was a fundamental one; the 'Lost Generation' Hemingway wrote of were disillusioned young Americans, who, shattered by the horror and brutality of a meaningless 'Great War', lost their innocence, and became a 'live fast, die young' crowd of expatriates, settling in Paris. These were men and women in their twenties and thirties The most glaring example of this can be seen in the film's star, Tyrone Power.

As newspaperman Jake Barnes, a vet whose war injuries render him impotent, unable to satisfy the woman he loves Ava Gardner , and, therefore, the 'perfect' observer of his love's romantic entanglements with other men, Power seems more a victim of a midlife crisis than a young man devastated about losing his manhood. In his next-to-last film, Power, at 44, was aging badly, his hair thinning and his slender, 'movie idol' good looks surrendering to a middle-aged paunch. Only when he smiles do the years seem to lift, a bit, and a ghost of the "too handsome to be true" younger man appears.

Adding to his physical deterioration was an undiagnosed heart condition, which would kill him, in less than two years. His co-star, Ava Gardner, at 35, was going through a decline, as well, but, as with her character, Lady Brett Ashley, her vices were the cause of her self-destruction. Both Brett and Ava were hedonistic women too fond of booze, bullfighters, and nightlife, and in Ava's case, once-classic features were beginning to develop bags and wrinkles that makeup and lighting couldn't hide.

Seeing Power, Mel Ferrer, Flynn, and young future film mogul Robert Evans as a bullfighter , all lusting after her can lead a viewer to wonder if the War had impaired everyone's eyesight, as well as their judgment! Coming off best are Errol Flynn and Eddie Albert. Flynn, at 48, long past his 'glamorous' prime he and Power had been Hollywood's best-looking 'swashbucklers' of the early 40s , had become a very credible character actor, usually portraying variations of himself. His 'Mike Campbell', an alcoholic who is impoverished but still clinging to his pride, was, sadly, a dead-on assessment of Errol Flynn, as well.

Like Power, he would be dead in two years, a victim of his own excesses.

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On the other hand, Eddie Albert, at 49, had long been health-conscious, and his performance as a drunk was simply good acting; paired with Flynn, they 'steal' the film, particularly during the famous Pamplona bull run, when the duo flee for their lives while guzzling wine , and Flynn attempts to use a bad check as a cape to 'fight' a bull! The drama seems overdrawn, the romance lacks 'fire', and the resolution is a hollow one. The studio just released the film on DVD; seeing photos of Power, Flynn, and Gardner between takes, and hearing director Henry King's audio reminiscences of the production are possibly more entertaining than the feature, itself!

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Full Cast and Crew. A group of disillusioned American expatriate writers live a dissolute, hedonistic lifestyle in 's France and Spain.