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"A Moveable Feast": Ernest Hemingway's Memoirs Will Be Adapted In Series

Hemingway's crazy youth in Paris, in serial version.

The memoirs of one of the most important writers of the 20th century, Ernest Hemingway, will be the subject of a tv series adaptation. Village Roadshow Entertainment Group (VREG), Mariel Hemingway (the novelist's granddaughter), John Goldstone and Marc Rosen have just concluded a deal to produce a tv series based on the book A Moveable Feast. For the moment, we don't know any more about the broadcasting potential or casting.

Written in the late 1950s, based on notes forgotten in 1928 in a Vuitton trunk at the Ritz Hotel, this autobiographical account took place in the French capital of the 1920s, while Ernest Hemingway was just a young struggling journalist, putting his activities aside to devote himself to writing. He is married to Hadley Richardson, his first love. And he will meet important intellectual personalities such as the collector Gertrude Stein, the poet Ezra Pound and the flamboyant Francis Scott Fitzgerald.

It should be noted that this story was the starting point for Woody Allen's film Midnight in Paris (with Corey Stoll as the writer), but it had not yet been adapted in any real way. So, obviously, this series project seems rather attractive for lovers of Paris and fine literature. Mariel Hemingway explains:

"''A Moveable Feast' has been my favorite book since I was 11 years old when my father took me to Paris," Mariel said. "While reading the book together, he showed me where Papa lived (and daddy was raised) ate, wrote, and dreamed of becoming a great writer. His deep love of my grandmother Hadley and his growing passion for art is an inspiring time at the beginning of his iconic career. I want to reveal on film the coming of age story that has captivated readers and burgeoning writers for several decades."

Published posthumously in 1964 by his widow Mary Hemingway (he married four times), A Moveable Feast has seen a sharp resurgence of interest at the time of the attacks of 13 November 2015 in Paris. This love letter to the capital, to its festive and intellectual bubbling, suddenly took on its full meaning as ISIS attacked, among other things, the Parisian way of life.

By Marion Olité, published on 14/08/2019

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