BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY — Review by Nikki Baughan

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BOMBSHELL POSTERHedy Lamarr, the inventor… who knew?! What’s clear from Alexandra Dean’s engaging and eye-opening documentary is that everyone should be aware that the stunning actress from Hollywood’s golden age was also a keen scientist, responsible for the discovery of frequency hopping that first assisted military radiographers and is now a key component in everything from smartphones to WiFi. Continue reading…

Through interviews with friends, family, Industry players and the late Lamarr herself, Dean builds a richly textured portrait of a fascinating, astute and insightful woman who, despite having to build a career on her looks – the only real avenue open to her at the time – regarded her brain as her best feature.

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Nikki Baughan

Nikki Baughan is a London-based freelance film critic and features writer. Formerly editor of both Film Review and movieScope magazines, Nikki is currently contributes to various print and online publications, including Screen International, BFI, The List and Film Divider.