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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Synopsis
This documentary brings to light the unusual story of Hedy Lamarr, a glamorous actress-icon of the 1930s and 40s and the inventor who perfected a radio system to throw Nazi torpedoes off course during the Second World War. The film uses interviews and clips with never-before-heard audio tapes of Lamarr speaking about her career including the famous nude scene in the 1933 film ECSTASY and her ground-breaking but uncredited inventions whose concepts are now considered the basis of the cell phone.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2018
Subjects
Film studies; Information technology; Women’s studies
Keywords
biographies; wireless technology; Lamarr, Hedy

Credits

Director
Alexandra Dean
Producer
Susan Sarandon
Contributor
Peter Bogdanovich

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£9.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
88 minutes
Year
2018

Distributor

Name

Dogwoof Pictures

Email
oli@dogwoofpictures.com
Web
http://www.dogwoof.com External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7395 1217
Fax
020 7900 3270
Address
2nd Floor, 1A Neal’s Yard
Covent Garden
London
WC2H 9DP
Notes
Dogwoof is an independent distributor specialising in quality films from around the world that raise awareness, trigger change, and get people involved. The main focus is socially conscious films including THE AGE OF STUPID, THE END OF THE LINE, BURMA VJ and BLACK GOLD. Sale on DVD. In Autumn 2011 Dogwoof launched Popup Cinema (http://popupcinema.net/) to allow non-theatric screenings of their just-released and classic titles.
 

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