Mary Beth and Priscilla Connolly attempt to cover up a gruesome run-in with a dangerous man. To conceal their crime, the sisters must go deep into the criminal underbelly of their hometown, uncovering the town's darkest secrets.
Bridget Savage Cole,
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Consummate con man Roy Courtnay has set his sights on his latest mark: the recently widowed Betty McLeish, worth millions. But this time, what should have been a simple swindle escalates into a cat-and-mouse game with the ultimate stakes.
A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda's marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.
In 1862, pioneering meteorologist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) teams up with daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Rennes (Felicity Jones) to advance human knowledge of the weather and fly higher than anyone in history. While their voyage to the very edge of existence helps the unlikely pair find their place in the world, they face physical and emotional challenges in the thin air, as the ascent becomes a fight for survival.
Henry Coxwell was 43 at the time of the actual record breaking flight in 1862 and James Glaisher was 53. The pair were 7 and 16 years older, respectively, than Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne who portray them in the film. A report in The Daily Telegraph quotes Keith Moore, Head of Library at the Royal Society (Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge), as saying, "It's a great shame that Henry [Coxwell] isn't portrayed because he performed very well and saved the life of a leading scientist". See more »
Amelia Wren pronounces "caelum certe" with hard C's. This is the current, "reconstructed Classical" pronunciation; however, in the 1860s the standard Latin pronunciation used would have been with soft C's. See more »
You don't change the world simply by looking at it, you change it through the way you choose to live in it.
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During the opening credits, many of the Os in people's names slowly rise, as if symbolizing a balloon elevating. See more »
Fem-Aeronaut :An aspiring true story ? or re-imagined with a "fictional women hero" ,Erasing a heroes story, one mans life story.
This film was worth watching, but would challenge even the best director to capture such an inspiring story.However the true hero has been removed from this story. Why does this film not do justice to the true story, why is it full of hot air. The direction this film takes is good but, it starts of a little slow. This was such a triumphant moment in history discovering temperatures and humidity in upper atmosphere whilst breaking the world record. The question is why create Amelia Wren in The Aeronauts, she was "fictional", a character invented by screenwriter Jack Thorne. She is based on Henry Tracey Coxwell (a man), who saved Glaisher's life after the meteorologist passed out on their record-breaking ascent into the sky. Two men made history only for a complete idiot to omit their story, are we going to make a movies where women were first on moon just to sell tickets.
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