Hemingway: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, Season 1

Hemingway: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, Season 1

Hemingway: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

  • Genre: Nonfiction
  • Release Date: 2021-04-06
  • Advisory Rating: TV-14
  • Episodes: 4
  • iTunes Price: USD 18.99
  • iTunes HD Price: USD 18.99


Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s six-hour documentary series, HEMINGWAY, examines the visionary work and turbulent life of one of the greatest and most influential American writers – Ernest Hemingway. Intimate and insightful, the series weaves together Hemingway’s biography with excerpts from his work. The film penetrates the myth of Hemingway to reveal a deeply troubled and ultimately tragic figure.


Title Time Price
1 “A Writer” (1899-1929): Episode One 1:56:43 USD 6.99 Buy on iTunes
2 “The Avatar” (1929-1944): Episode Tw 1:45:39 USD 6.99 Buy on iTunes
3 “The Blank Page” (1944-1961): Episod 1:43:24 USD 6.99 Buy on iTunes
4 Hemingway: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn 00:34 Free Buy on iTunes


  • The good, bad & ugly

    By Ambling
    A well crafted biography of a tempestuous man. He, like Picasso, is on the down cycle of #popularity. The artist in light of his art has been amplified by cancel culture and certainly this work and Hemingway have not escaped. I enjoyed the first episode and second and the third is tragic but still mesmerizing. I do wish that there was more context and comparison with the other great talents of that era, especially pre WW2. You have Freud, Jung, Joyce, Faulkner, Fitzgerald, Picasso, Matisse the list goes on and certainly the reaction to these masters is reflected in the next decades. All in all fascinating and well told story and history telling.
  • Insightful

    By one more fred to add
    As a biography it holds your attention.For students of literature it offers excellent insight into the forces that shaped the man and his work. For history geeks, the time period comes alive. For those who can learn by the mistakes of others, it is a useful tool.
  • A soap opera

    By Ebertina
    It's slow, ponderous, kind of amateurishly produced, and not very informative. And whoever thought it was a good idea to have that Spanish idiot disparage the earth moving for a woman during love?? He should be reminded that just because he has the equipment doesn't mean he knows how to use it.
  • Where is it?

    By PTTurboe
    It is not even on iTunes?