‘Amelia’ Movie Showed A Good Depiction Of The Flying Legend
“Amelia” movie showed a good depiction of the flying legend, Amelia Earhart,as far as I can tell,anyways. It was well before my time. This movie by Fox Searchlight pictures stars: Hilary Swank, Richard Gere, Ewan McGregor, Christopher Eccleston, and Mia Wasikowska. I thought Hilary Swank did an excellent job,especially with the voice and accent of Amelia Earhart.
The movie showed how Amelia first hooked up with her promoter, George Putnam so that she could become the first woman to fly across the Atlantic. It also showed how she later went on to fly across the Atlantic Ocean for a 2nd time,on a solo flight.
It showed how Amelia became an instant celebrity after she made her first trip across the Atlantic Ocean,and inspired more women flyers. She also ended up marrying George Putnam,and it showed her affair with pilot Gene Vidal.
She went on to do more long flights and even inspired the First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt. It showed how she dealt with all of her promotional and speaking obligations.
Finally, it showed when Amelia took her most dangerous,and unfortunately her last flight in the summer of 1937. She tried to fly around the world with Fred Noonan. The movie depicted the whole flight right up until she lost contact with Itasca in the final approach over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island.
It was very emotional near the end,as Amelia teared up,knowing that this would be the end. Her actual fate,of course,is still a mystery to this day,as they were never able to find the Electra airplane she piloted.
Overall it was a very interesting movie experience for me,since the Amelia Earhart story was well before my time,though I had always heard about her. It was great to finally sit down and watch some form of a depiction of her life.
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