Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
★★★★★ “excellent and important” – The Guardian
★★★★ “A pacy, emotional and revelation-packed exposé” – Time Out
“In this marvelous documentary, a brilliant woman finally gets her due” – The Village Voice
Just who is Hedy Lamarr, you ask? Well… she was born Hedy Kiesler in Vienna, 1914. Remarkably intelligent and remarkably beautiful (Disney modelled Snow White’s face on hers), she was discovered at a young age, and by 1933 had caused a scandal by appearing in the film Ecstasy at the age of 18. From there – she became a bonafide Hollywood star … oh and she also invented a radio system that could throw Nazi torpedoes off course during WWII, an antecedent to bluetooth and wifi.
Why should you see this film?
Who could make up a story like this? Not only was Hedy Lamarr a glamour icon whose physicality inspired Cat Woman, in every way imaginable she was a true original. Director Alexandra Dean does an excellent job mixing interviews with notable commentators (Peter Bogdanovich, Mel Brooks, Diane Kruger) alongside audio recordings of Lamarr herself. This film is meant to be seen in our art deco cinema – fitting as it’s exclusive to Golden Age in Sydney!
|Cast:||Nino Amareno, Charles Amirkhanian, Jeanine Basinger|