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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
Documentary, Biography | 2017
NR. 1hr 30min CAST: Hedy Lamarr, Mel Brooks, Diane Kruger, Nino Amareno DIRECTOR: Alexandra Dean Official 2017 Tacoma Film Festival Selection

Hollywood star Hedy Lamarr (ZIEGFELD GIRL, SAMSON AND DELILAH) was known as the world's most beautiful woman – Snow White and Cat Woman were both based on her iconic look. However, her arresting looks and glamorous life stood in the way of her being given the credit she deserved as an ingenious inventor whose pioneering work helped revolutionize modern communication.

When Nazi U-Boats torpedo a ship carrying 83 school children during World War II, Hollywood movie star, Hedy Lamarr, decides to exact revenge. At night, after shooting her scenes on set, she works on a secret radio system that will allow the Allies to torpedo Nazi U-Boats with deadly accuracy. Her sketches remain ideas until a chance encounter with an eccentric composer enables her to transform them into useful technology. The secret communication system she creates is groundbreaking and eventually changes the course of history. It would make a terrific fictional film, but this story happens to be true. Hedy Lamarr, the screen siren who was called "the most beautiful woman in the world" and starred alongside Hollywood giants like Spencer Tracy, Jimmy Stewart and Clark Gable, invented a wireless form of communication called "frequency hopping" that revolutionized mobile communications all over the world, a feat that would directly lead to the creation of secure communications for wireless phones, Bluetooth, GPS and WiFi technology itself


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A thoroughly engaging, eye-opening showbiz doc.
John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter
Bombshell becomes not just a stupendous tribute to Lamarr, but also a tribute to every brilliant woman ignored.
Kristy Puchko, Nerdist
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