Home / Documentary / Bombshell: The Heddy Lamarr Story

Bombshell: The Heddy Lamarr Story

This documentary relates the story of Heddy Lamarr’s life as told through her children, various friends, and Hollywood acquaintances. I didn’t know much about her, so I found the film to be informative. What I was expecting from the trailers was a richer and deeper story of her knack for invention. The movie is a very linear telling of her life in which her invention of shifting frequencies (initially designed for “smart torpedoes” during WWII and has a number of important applications today) was a small part. I learned a lot about Lamarr as an actress and as a woman who was fiercely independent in Hollywood at a time when that independence was not respected by studio executives. For that, I give the film a thumbs-up, but I really would have enjoyed knowing more about her scientific endeavors. This is a movie that doesn’t need to be seen on the big screen to appreciate.

About Gary Burkholder

Check Also

Its a Sin (Limited Series)

I don’t always weigh in on limited series, but I was particularly captivated by this …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Leave the field below empty!

Skip to toolbar