Amelia

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Amelia
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Tue, 02-02-2010 - 2:43pm

I found this film to be touching and engaging, as well as informative. I learned more about her relationship with George Putnam than I knew before, and more about what led up to her attempt to fly around the world.


I think Hilary Swank did well as Amelia and enjoyed the few clips they showed of the actual woman, as well as the photos at the end.


I was a bit put off, though, by the portrayal of conversations had between her and her navigator that no one could have heard. I'd rather they had skimmed over the time they spent between flights on the way around the world, than to speculate and make up situations and conversations that can never be verified.



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In reply to: cl_wordyone
Mon, 02-08-2010 - 2:05pm

Hi Ann!

We watched this one on demand over the weekend! It was a lot better than I thought it was going to be and the visuals/period details were great. But I wasn't expecting it to include so much of her relationship details and some of the scenes brought about an awkwardness for my daughter, who's not much into watching adults make out -- ha ha. I was expecting a more documentary style. Still, we enjoyed it and thought it was well done. I've been intrigued by Earhart for some time and although I had done some reading about the transmissions between her and the Itasca, it was so heart-wrenching to see them played out by the actors.

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In reply to: cl_wordyone
Mon, 02-08-2010 - 2:59pm

Yes, I felt so bad for her and for the radio operators on the island and the ship, that they couldn't make contact.


I guess people will always wonder and speculate on what happened to her.



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