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NYT: The Old Man & The Sea


A Playful Elderly Fellow Who Bonds With a Fish By ANITA GATES No matter what some of us think of Ernest Hemingway — his all too imitable blunt-understatement style, his unfashionably macho fascination with death and killing — we have to admit that the power of his language has aged remarkably well in the 48 years since his […]

Variety: The Old Man & the Sea


By FRANK RIZZO It’s not just about the sharks eating the spoils from a fading fisherman’s last great hurrah. It’s about what happens to the old man himself after he returns to shore, how his surrogate son is affected and what we think of obsession, aging and manhood. This reconsideration gives an added dramatic layer […]