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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One of the plane used by the producers for the movie was abducted by the authorities of an African country, where the plane landed to get some fuel. The producers had to pay a ransom through the embassy to finally get the plane, a Lockheed. See more »
In one of the first scenes in the movie Amelia has a gap between her front teeth (something the real Amelia had); the gap disappears during the rest of the movie. See more »
"Amelia" is a beautiful film visually, and also, for its wonderful character development of Amelia Earheart's personality. In our general knowledge, we already have a stereotypical image of AE, but in this film, I feel that Amelia's more unique aspects of personality were further developed. We saw her as a woman, as well as, a pioneering aviatrix. When I was watching this film, I could feel myself flying along with the dangers of early aviation flight, as well, as the awesomeness of its beauty. I also found it interesting how in the early days, you really did needed to put a lot of effort into self-promoting. It was important, if you were going to get that funding for future flights. No harm in self-promoting - it was a necessity. Hilary Swank does an excellent performance of Amelia. It's a wonderful biography.
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