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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
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Bombshell is the story of Hedy Lamarr, the glamour icon whose ravishing visage was the inspiration for Snow White and Cat Woman and a technological trailblazer who perfected a radio system to throw Nazi torpedoes off course during WWII. Weaving interviews and clips with never-before-heard audio tapes of Hedy speaking on the record about her incredible life, Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story brings to light the story of an unusual, ravishingly beautiful actress and inventor who was spurned as too beautiful to be smart.  

Written and directed by Alexandra Dean.

“Critic's Pick. Very enjoyable... Ms. Dean relates Lamarr’s ventures, those onscreen and off, with savvy and narrative snap, fluidly marshaling a mix of original interviews and archival material that includes film clips, home movies, and other footage.” - Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“A masterful portrait of a most complex character... Restores Lamarr’s rightful place in the history not only of film, but of science as well.” - Yael Friedman, The Economist

“Superb... Recognition (and compensation) proved elusive in Lamarr’s lifetime, but in this marvelous documentary, a brilliant woman...finally gets her due.” - Chuck Wilson, The Village Voice