Saturday, November 2, 2013

“Islands In The Stream”

An outtake from Franklin Schaffner’s 1977 film, “Islands In The Stream”, adapted from Hemingway.

“Islands In The Stream” is a heartbreaking yet emotionally-tough tale of loss. Schaffner caught the tone of Hemingway’s posthumously-published book to perfection—which cannot have been easy to do.

It is Schaffner’s finest film, and captures radiant performances from George C. Scott, David Hemmings (at left), Hart Bochner (at right) and Claire Bloom.

Upon its initial release, “Islands In The Stream” did not fare well at the box office. It was a difficult film to market and its producers surely intended to rely upon glowing notices, which the film did not receive (but should have).

The film has since acquired an admiring audience and a high reputation.

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