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A Spanish romance

PUBLISHED: December 1, 2010 at 11:04 am  •  LAST EDITED: December 7, 2010 at 9:23 am
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A Spanish romance

• WORD SMITHS: Hemingway and Gellhorn

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IT was an unusual trip for a married couple… particularly in the 1930s.

But the fascinating story about the trip to Spain by Ernest Heminway and Martha Gellhorn during the Spanish Civil War is about to be finally told.

A new film, starring British actor Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman, will recount the tempestuous romance between writer Hemingway and celebrated war correspondent Gellhorn.

Retelling the story of one of America’s most famous literary couples, it begins in 1936 when the pair first met in a bar in Florida.

He was already a famous writer and she was one of the greatest war correspondents of the 20th Century.

Their five-year marriage first saw them travel to Spain to record some of the most famous reports on the Spanish Civil War between 1936 and 1939.

Gellhorn was the only woman ever to ask Hemingway for a divorce and she inspired him to write his most famous novel, For Whom the Bell Tolls.

The film, entitled, Hemingway & Gellhorn, will be produced by James Gandolfini and is due to be released next year.

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