As OpenCulture reminds us, the American novelist Ernest Hemingway died fifty years ago Saturday. He died of a self-administered gunshot wound to the head in Ketchum, Idaho, at the age of 61. Whether you think his fiction is breathtaking or banal, stylistically revolutionary or comical, a true picture of man’s internal life or a brutal cartoon of woman’s, he was and remains important to literature and those of us who love it.
To celebrate it, we’ve pulled together some really amazing videos to celebrate the author of “The Short, Happy Life of Francis McComber” and “For Whom the Bell Tolls.” Enjoy. (Or revile.)