Amelia

Amelia

           Amelia
               Genre: Drama, Biography
               1930, Amelia Earhart, pilot, Pacific, world tour
  Take a recognized film director, an actor stargespicktes Ensemble, a renowned writers and give added a compelling life story. These ingredients create Oscar winners such as A Beautiful Mind. The fact that this drawing board in the Hollywood hit-designed concept can also go completely wrong, proves the case Amelia. With lots of early praise for a terrific Hilary Swank as Amelia Earhart fly channel icon sailed Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding) opulent biopic in October 2009 in the U.S. cinemas. But the first reviews were devastating and the audience completely ignored the drama (only $ 14,000,000 box office). One explanation for this debacle provides the problematic approach to the figure of Amelia Earhart. Not her complex personality is the focus of the film, but the relationship with her mentor, George Putnam (Richard Gere) and the simple-chronological treat their achievements. Amelia Earhart as a child dreams of a career as a pilot. But a woman of this demanding profession in the 20s is not yet capable of. But Amelia can be traced from these male macho prejudices not thrown off course and mastered her first transatlantic flight in 1928 – but only as a female passenger. In the press find their tenacity and their undoubted qualities of a positive response. With the support of the New York publisher, and later husband, George Putnam (Richard Gere) she succeeds in 1932 as the first woman (and cross over to the second man after the legendary Charles Lindbergh), the Atlantic in a solo. At home, she will celebrate it like a star, Amelia gives lectures and, with her passionate nature and durchsetzungsfreudigen soon as a role model for many young women. The relationship with Putnam, which is increasingly in the shadow of Amelia gets, but in a crisis when she gets involved in an affair with the former smart football and basketball player Gene Vidal (Ewan McGregor) and later the father of author Gore Vidal Star. These private faults Amelia hold but not stop them from making plans for a first circumnavigation of the earth along the equator. Amelia Earhart is based mainly on the biographies of Susan Butler ( East to the Dawn. The Life of Amelia Earhart ) and Mary S. Lovell ( The Sound of Wings. The Life of Amelia Earhart ). To add to the authenticity or, Mira Nair in the voice-over also quotes from the well-documented diary entries of Amelia and cuts again and again original footage from newsreels in their film. Despite all these efforts succeed the Indian woman is not to generate real interest for the figure. This is all the more regrettable because the was said at the early age of 40 years in 1937 in the Pacific pilot lost such a big influence. By Amelia famous pugnacity, their desire for independence, its callousness in times of intense pressure situations in Swank’s incarnation to feel anything anymore. There remain – with trouser suits and short hair – the visual similarity, but except for one annoying permanent smile, the Oscar winner of the figure does not elicit more exciting facial traits. After all, Swank is in (un) good company, because Gere is once again set to the gentle smiling gigolo-type. A slick McGregor to beat in its awkward dramatic performances interwoven mini no spark. Worse still, the figure seems superfluous, and the historically dubious love triangle relationship is more of a time-eater, for a content relevant factor. Amelia degenerates on the basis of these factors may produce a slow gurgling soap opera. The many, at least aesthetically pleasing flight scenes are staged with no sense of suspense and stringency. So the drama drags uneventful until the tragic finale, the audience should really pack an emotional, but it can be rather cold. In addition to the deficiencies in the figure drawing and plot construction, there are scenic stay little. The era of the 20s and 30s is reconstructed accurately, the elaborate costumes are consistent and the imagery is mostly pleasant factly. Gabriel Yared sentimental score recalls, however, in some passages of his Oscar-winning work for The English Patient. Amelia Earhart services for the aviation and the women in the U.S. are still remembered. Therefore, it is even more regrettable that it Mira Nair and Hilary Swank in Amelia has not been able to turn it into a gripping film portrait. Perhaps one would have to pay Amelia youth and their struggles with adventurous prejudices more attention. Thus, the superficial biopic a missed opportunity. (Florian Koch)
  Title: Amelia Country of production: USA Production year: 2009 Length: 120 (min) Distribution: (# ) Twentieth Century Fox format: o.Al.

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