Posts Tagged ‘Ernest Hemingway’
A letter from my all time favorite writer, Ernest Hemingway, to another one of my favorites, F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Absolutely fabulous, though blunt, advice to any writer as well as a call to honesty and integrity. #inspired
“Forget your personal tragedy. We are all bitched from the start and you especially have to hurt like hell before you can write seriously. But when you get the damned hurt use it- don’t cheat with it. Be ast faithful to it as a scientist- but don’t think anything is of any importance because it happens to you or anyone belonging to you.”
The film, though made in 1942, still offered up an unknown mysterious place that seemed so cool and full of adventure. In some ways it reminded me of Hemingway’s “A Farewell to Arms,” a book which I had also recently read and fell in love with at the time. I love the old war romances.
Anyway, watching Casablanca for the first time, was also the first lesson I ever had in a more grown up kind of romance and true love. The idea that you don’t always get what or who you want but that life does, in fact, go on.
I used to hate the ending, that Rick, as dreamy and classy as he was, didn’t get the girl. Now I find it more romantic that he doesn’t.
The scene in which Rick and Isla see each other again for the first time is my favorite.
I love how classy Ingrid Bergman looks. Her outfit is untouchable. And Humphrey Bogart is sooo unfathomably cool despite how painfully obvious it is that he is heartbroken over the girl. A real “class act,” as my grandmother would say.