Recent Hemingway documentary on PBS has Penn State connection. (Cue the OUTRAGE. [insert the face here] . )

BobPSU92

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See the link below. From the article:

“UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Those who watched the “Hemingway” documentary, which premiered on PBS at 8 p.m. on April 5, may recognize onscreen a couple of Penn State faculty, who advised the film's producers, at several points during the three-part, six-hour series.

Sandra Spanier, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English at Penn State, and Verna Kale, assistant research professor of English, advised award-winning filmmakers Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein throughout the project. Kale was also interviewed and briefly appears onscreen in the series.”



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Have any of you watched the documentary? Thoughts?
 

Woodpecker

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See the link below. From the article:

“UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Those who watched the “Hemingway” documentary, which premiered on PBS at 8 p.m. on April 5, may recognize onscreen a couple of Penn State faculty, who advised the film's producers, at several points during the three-part, six-hour series.

Sandra Spanier, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English at Penn State, and Verna Kale, assistant research professor of English, advised award-winning filmmakers Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein throughout the project. Kale was also interviewed and briefly appears onscreen in the series.”



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Have any of you watched the documentary? Thoughts?
Many of these people watched it.
 

Midnighter2

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What about people who look like them?

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GSPMax

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I watched it. I am a fan of his writing, his personal life not so much. One thing I learned was his connection to the Soviet Union. Only mentioned in passing but I learned later that there is much more to the story.

The man had some issues with mental health, booze, and abuse of women, to say the least.
 

Nitt1300

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Dr Phillip Young, who taught at Penn State for many years, was possibly the leading expert on Hemingway.
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