Hemingway Adventure (BBC)

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Biography Documentary hosted by Michael Palin, published by BBC in 1999 - English narration

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Michael Palin follows in Hemingway's footsteps across Europe, Asia and Africa.

[edit] Chapter 1: Spain to Kenya

Michael Palin travels to Pamplona Spain for the annual Running of the Bulls festival and to Kenya where he encounters very large animals in the wild and joins park rangers in the search for poachers.

[edit] Chapter 2: Chicago to Europe

Michael Palin moves from the busy streets of Chicago to a suburb of Oak Park, Illinois. Here, in a town that Hemingway apparently called a place of 'wide lawns and narrow minds', his ambitious and creative mother dressed him as a girl and wrote some melancholy music.

Later, in Michigan, Michael visits the family summer cottage. He tries fishing and shooting, which according to Hemingway's young diaries were his favourite sports. Michael then travels to Europe and arrives at Milan station. After a quick course in first aid, he finds himself behind the wheel of an ambulance. He goes to the Italian front where Hemingway was shot and wounded and ends up at Italy's largest war memorial in Redipuglia.

Michael drives a tank in Paris and visits Hemingway's shoe-box apartment. He ends up in American hospital in Neuilly, after an encounter with a broken lavatory chain and a skylight.

[edit] Chapter 3: Florida to Africa

Michael Palin continues to trace Hemingway's journey. He arrives in Key West in time for Hemingway's 100th birthday celebrations, where he is given boxing lessons from 83-year-old Shine Forbes who sparred with Hemingway.

In Uganda, Michael has his hair cut en route up the Nile. At Butiaba, Uganda he visits the site of a plane crash Hemingway was involved in. Finally, Michael reaches Venice in time for the carnival and then tries his hand at duck-hunting in nearby Caorle.

[edit] Chapter 4: Cuba to Idaho

Michael Palin stays in Ernest Hemingway's favourite Cuban hotel and samples a few of his favourite hangouts including Bodeguita del Medio and the Floridita in old Havana. He meets 101-year-old Gregorio Fuentes, considered an Old Man of the Sea, and who sits in the sun, smoking cigars.

He peers into Hemingway's Havana house that has now become a shrine where visitors aren't allowed to tread.

Back in West America, Michael attempts to be a cowboy and partakes in some male bonding while visiting Yellowstone Park. He also visits the house in Ketchum, Idaho where Hemingway died in 1961 and where he was laid to rest.

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  • Video Codec: x265 CABAC Main@L4
  • Video Bitrate: CRF 23 (~1893Kbps)
  • Video Resolution: 1920x1080
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Frame Rate: 25 FPS
  • Audio Codec: AAC-LC
  • Audio Bitrate: 128Kbps CVBR 48KHz
  • Audio Channels: 2
  • Run-Time: 3h 11m (total)
  • Number Of Parts: 1 (4 chapters)
  • Part Size: 2.71 GB
  • Source: HDTV
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  • Video Codec: DivX 5.0
  • Video Bitrate: ~1810 KB/s
  • Video Resolution: 704x384
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (1.83:1)
  • Audio Codec: AC3
  • Audio Bitrate: 192 kb/s CBR 48KHz
  • Audio Channels: 2
  • RunTime Per Part: ~49 min.
  • Number Of Parts: 4
  • Part Size: 700 MB
  • Encoded by: m06166

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