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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (12A)

Documentary, Biography, History

The life and career of the hailed Hollywood movie star and underappreciated genius inventor, Hedy Lamarr.

The critical consensus

What emerges is a strong, complex and independent woman who tried to make art on her own terms. Indeed, the very first quote from Lamarr at the top of the film, reads: “Any girl can look glamorous. All she has to do is stand still and look stupid.”

Lorna Irvine, The Tempo House, 28/02/2018

Intriguing and inspiring, she is something of a feminist hero; not just because of her incredible life story, but also her refreshing, determined and decidedly modern outlook.

****(*)Nikki Baughan, The List, 05/03/2018

A life story packed with incident means that this sometimes rushes past events that would be formative for anyone else, but equally means that Lamarr’s life story is never, ever dull.

***(*)(*)Helen O'Hara, Empire Online, 06/03/2018

The result is a story of incredible intrigue and awful misogyny.

****(*)Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 08/03/2018

A fascinating watch, full of gorgeous photos and juicy anecdotes from her life.

****(*)Christina Newland, Little White Lies, 08/03/2018

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.

*****Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 09/03/2018

By day, a glamorous film star, by night a technology pioneer.

****(*)Wendy Ide, The Observer, 11/03/2018

Features about Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (12A)

Hedy Lamarr--the 1940s 'bombshell' who helped invent wifi.

Pamela Hutchinson, The Guardian, 08/03/2018

Hedy Lamarr: The Hollywood bombshell whose genius the world tried to ignore.

Clarisse Loughrey, The Independent, 08/03/2018

Where and when?

Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow from Sunday March 18, 2018, until Thursday March 22, 2018. More info:

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