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The Spanish Earth (This Spanish Earth) (1937)

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Ernest Hemingway wrote and narrates this chronicle about the Spanish Civil War and the struggle between loyalists and fascists during the 1930s.

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Its technique is that of the film document, but Hemingway's narrative makes it a definitely propagandist effort.

March 25, 2006 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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The film develops parallel connections between farmers creating an irrigation system and civilian defenders of the besieged Spanish republic.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

A lion's share of the fault lies in the narration, the kind of one-sided screen advocacy journalism that has resurfaced in contemporary non-fictions and based-ons.

March 8, 2009 | Full Review…

Serves as both a look at the humanity of the Loyalist followers and as an historical footnote to a significant time in the modern history of Spain.

July 31, 2007 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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