After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.
In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with leading lady Ann Darrow.
Amelia Earhart, a Kansas girl, discovers the thrill of aviation at age 23, and within 12 years has progressed to winning the Distinguished Flying Cross for being the first woman to pilot a plane solo across the Atlantic Ocean. At age 39, she sets out on an attempt to circumnavigate the globe, an adventure that catapults her into aviation myth. Written by
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The movie shows Amelia Earhart finishing third in the first Santa Monica-to-Cleveland Women's Air Derby in 1929, but does not explain why. At the last stop before the final leg of the race to Cleveland, Amelia Earhart and her friend Ruth Nichols were tied for first. Nichols took off right before Earhart, but her aircraft clipped a tractor on the runway and flipped over. Instead of taking off, Earhart ran to Ruth's plane to drag her to safety. After Earhart was sure that Nichols was not seriously hurt, she took off for Cleveland but finished third largely due to her delayed takeoff. A Warner Bros. movie, Women in the Wind, is also based on this air race and features a plot loosely inspired by this incident. See more »
In the ticker-tape scene, the cameramen are using blue-tinted flashbulbs, which are more recent and intended for color film. See more »
"The most effective way to do it, is to do it." and Swank delivers a solid Amelia Earhart
If you are looking for the typical "Hollywood" bit of celluloid that is so common then maybe you should should steer clear of "Amelia". If you are interested in the world's most famous aviatrix Amelia Earhart then I think you will enjoy what was accomplished with this film. I appreciated it even more after reading Earhart's books and books about her life.
Hillary Swank delivers the best & most faithful interpretation of Amelia Earhart. What Leonardo DiCaprio does for "Howard Hughes" in the Aviator, Swank does for Earhart in "Amelia."
If it were a movie by men about a man, would critics have treated this film more fairly? I think so. "Amelia" is a biopic comparable to the "Aviator" but it just doesn't have the names DiCaprio & Scorcese attached to it.
"...now and then women should do for themselves what men have already done - occasionally what men have not done--thereby establishing themselves as persons, and perhaps encouraging other women toward greater independence of thought and action. Some such consideration was a contributing reason for my wanting to do what I so much wanted to do." - Amelia Earhart
Long after Earhart's disappearance in the South Pacific, she continues to inspire people. "Amelia" is a fitting tribute to Earhart's legacy of inspiration.
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