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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (12A)

22 March

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly

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Frequently voted the most beautiful woman in the world, Hedy Lamarr starred opposite Clark Gable, James Stewart and Spencer Tracy, but there’s so much more to Lamarr than her Hollywood glamour years. Her greater claim to fame is as an inventor whose wartime ideas of ‘frequency hopping’ laid the groundwork for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and much of today’s communications technology. Based around previously unheard tapes of a lengthy 1990 interview with Lamarr, Bombshell tells the extraordinary true story of a brilliant mind denied its full potential. GFF18

Lamarr was an enigma: a great brain trapped in a silly, spurious image of glamour, while her real talent was allowed to wither. A sad but fascinating story.

★★★★★ The Guardian
  • Director Alexandra Dean
  • Running time 1h26m
  • Certificate 12A: moderate sex references, nudity
  • Country USA
  • Year of production 2017
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