The Sun Also Rises (1957) *

One of the better Hollywood Hemingways, with all the usual faults - overlength, elderly leads, neat and tidy glamour, too much emphasis on grandeur and spectacle and not enough on detail and insight - but some notable compensations, not least a fascinatingly self-deprecating performance from Errol Flynn and a small appearance by Juliette Gréco that hints at how much better it could have been with rational casting. All technical details superior, and a more authentic feeling of pessimism than might be expected.