For Whom the Bell Tolls

Adaptations and in popular culture

  • A film adaptation of Hemingway's novel, directed by Sam Wood, was released in 1943 starring Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman. It was nominated for nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress; however, only the Greek actress Katina Paxinou won an Oscar for her portrayal of Pilar.
  • In 1959, a television adaptation, directed by John Frankenheimer, was broadcast in two parts on CBS's Playhouse 90, starring Jason Robards and Maria Schell as Robert Jordan and Maria, with Nehemiah Persoff as Pablo, Maureen Stapleton as Pilar, and Eli Wallach as the gypsy Rafael.
  • In 1965, the BBC produced another adaptation, as a four-part serial (miniseries in American English).
  • In 1978, the Takarazuka Revue adapted the novel as a musical drama, produced by Star Troupe and starring Ran Ootori as Robert Jordan and Kurara Haruka as Maria. Cosmos Troupe revived the show in 2010.
  • Metallica's second album Ride the Lightning (1984), features a song entitled "For Whom the Bell Tolls," which can be seen as a lyrical adaptation of a particular scene from the book (chapter 27).
  • In 1988, the film of 1943 was re-released with the inclusion of scenes cut from the original release.
  • In 1993 The Bee Gees released "For Whom The Bell Tolls," from the album Size Isn’t Everything. It was The Bee Gees second Hemingway inspired title after "Islands in The Stream."
  • The 2012 film Hemingway and Gellhorn depicts Hemingway's time in Spain during Spanish Civil War when he was completing work on For Whom the Bell Tolls, and his relationship with the American novelist, travel writer and war correspondent Martha Gellhorn,[32] who he credited with having inspired him to write the novel, and to whom he dedicated it.[33]
  • In October 2014 the novel was dramatized in a two-part series on BBC Radio 4.
  • J. Cole's fourth album 4 Your Eyez Only (2016), features a song titled "For Whom The Bell Tolls".
  • 2016 video game Hearts of Iron IV includes an achievement titled "The bell tolls for us"; the name of the achievement is a nod to the that of the book.
  • In 2018, HBO produced a documentary titled John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls, which chronicles his life shortly after his diagnosis with brain cancer.

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