ISLANDS IN THE STREAM
Directed by FRANKLIN J. SCHAFFNER
Screenplay by DENNE BART PETITCLERC
Hemingway and Hollywood have never been a very good match. The moviemakers have tended to play up Papa's most blatant streaks in mawkish romances (A Farewell to Arms), pseudo-profound he-man heroics (For Whom the Bell Tolls) and farragoes of exotic drinks, sports and angst (The Sun Also Rises). The Hemingway adaptation with the most spark left in it today is To Have and Have Not, in which Director Howard Hawks tossed out most of the original novel and wrenched the rest into a racy adventure yarn around...