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OBU Documentary Club: BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY

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John Henry Brookes Lecture Theatre

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

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Country: USA

Year: 2017

Director: Alexandra Dean

Writer: Alexandra Dean

Producers: Alexandra Dean | Katherine Drew | Adam Haggiag

Composers: Jeremy Bullock | Keegan DeWitt

Cinematographers: Buddy Squires | Alex Stikich

Editors: Alexandra Dean | Penelope Falk | Lindy Jankura

Runtime: 88min

BBFC Rating: 12

Language: English

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Overview /Sypnosis

The life and career of the hailed Hollywood movie star and underappreciated genius inventor, Hedy Lamarr. Hedy Lamarr was a Hollywood movie star who was hailed as the most beautiful and glamorous in the world. However, that was only the surface that tragically obscured her astounding true talents. Foremost of them was her inventive genius that a world blinded by her beauty could not recognize as far back as her youth in Austria with her homemade gadgets. This film explores Lamarr's life which included escaping a loveless marriage on the eve of Nazi Germany's conquest of her nation to a new career in Hollywood. However, her intellectual contributions were denied their due even when she offered them in the service of her new home during World War II. Only after years of career and the personal decline in her troubled life would Lamarr learn that her staggering aptitude created brilliant engineering concepts that revolutionized telecommunications, which forced the world to realize the hidden abilities of a woman it had so unfairly underestimated.




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