Cooper and Hemingway: The True Gen
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Cooper and Hemingway: The True Gen
On paper, the friendship between these two celebrated American icons would seem to have been impossible. But Coop and "papa" became the best of friends, right up until their deaths several weeks apart in 1961. Today, 50 years after their deaths, the intriguing and at times contentious friends which roamed from Idaho and New York to Cuba and Paris -- resonates on fascinating and diverse levels. And as the the extraordinary popularity of "Saving Private Ryan" proved. Americans are fond of looking back to another time to understand what real heroism is, to come to grips with… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The overall effect here is of parallel biographies juiced to feel important whenever they intersect, and an undercooked paean to lost masculinity."
‑ Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"Cooper and Hemingway remain fascinating even if their machismo evokes a distant and depressing past."
‑ Louis Proyect,
"Their work endures, and so does what they stood for."
‑ Andy Webster, New York Times
"Proves that veritas isn't necessarily compelling."
‑ Michael Nordine, Village Voice
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