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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.
James Glaisher was a real English meteorologist who is remembered for his pioneering work as a balloonist. Between 1862 and 1866 he made numerous ascents to measure the temperature and humidity of the atmosphere at its highest levels. With his co-pilot aeronaut Henry Tracey Coxwell, they broke the world record for altitude on September 5, 1862. Coxwell is omitted from the film, and replaced with the fictional Amelia Wren. The Wren character draws some inspiration from various real women including Sophie Blanchard, a French aeronaut who was the first woman to work as a professional balloonist between 1804 and her death in 1819. 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 »
I don't know about the historical correctness of this, and FYI this is not a biography,, so the movie was really enjoyable ..
I see a lot of 1 star reviewers here so bothered about the historical correctness and which they probably have the right to be ... but FOR ME ... I couldn't care less who flew the balloon, if it was a man, a woman or a damn dog ,, I don't see why it matters when judging an " Action, Adventure" movie,, This is not a biography .. so the movie is thrilling and emotional ,
The script was quick and connected ,, no holes of dullness ,, each and every scene matters,, putting flashbacks here and there was nice .. The cast was genius ... Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne duo was spot on ,, didn't get cheap romantic like many other movies of the same genre.
For a young director, Tom Harper did an amazing job here,, the visual effects , I can't even imagine .. they were perfected to the point were you actually start to feel the ups and downs of the gas balloon with them.
So final say,, I suggest you watch the movie like you don't know anything about the history and all,, just watch it like you watch Jumanji minus of course the comedy 😂 and you will enjoy it like I did.
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