From what I have heard so far sounds like they turned a great story into a chick flick. I am not a fan of Gere but I think Swank was a great choice as she looks a bit like her and has that independant attitude.
All I have read about Earhart leads one to beleive she had very little time for men and was driven to try risky masculine endevors..a tomboy from an early age she always had to prove she could do more and better. I have this in my Block Buster rental list so we will see.
I just reviewed this movie - didn't even know there was one about Amelia! Apparently released last October . . . I know, I know - 'were have you been, Dan'!
It looks good with some great flying scenes in Africa with a number of great classic planes. Plus, Hilary really looks the part - apparently captures Amelia's personality very well - such a fine actress!!
Here's the movie site with an excellent trailer that really speaks for the movie.
Amelia is becoming more intriguing the more I research her and the movie!
Seems there are 'still' two theories of her disappearance, one that says she sank, the other that she landed somewhere. A non-profit foundation, called TIGHAR, is continuing their belief that she and Noonan landed on the beach of a small island south of Howland, called Nikumaroro.
Apparently on previous expeditions, they have found artifacts, bones, and other related information and they are going back in May/June of this year to search for more including DNA, which through a new process can be detected against a known profile(s).
Here is the site complete with their analogies, maps, photos, and on-going research.
Regarding the movie - apparently there where three Lockheed's 12As used in filming - in Canada, Africa, and Florida. The one used in Canada is actually from Georgia, about 40 miles from here. It's a Lockheed 12A Electra Junior as described below:
Thanks for all the links 'n' tips, Dan. It would bring closure to a long-running mystery if they actually proved that the remains did belong to either (or both) pilot and co-pilot. But then, closure would also bring an end to conjecture, talk, essays and discussions that have been running for decades. Analogous with proving that the Loch Ness monster existed (or didn't).
I just watched it - twice (only made popcorn once). ;D It was better the second time, as the first viewing I tended to watch the planes more (can't understand that ) then the story. The human side and overall Earhart personality came into play much more the second time - making the overall movie more intriguing in the way her story was told.
Your right - if they close the case, it will not have the mystic that has surrounded it, but then her life's story will be complete. The movie captures more of the rest of her then just the final episode.
…it’s great being a kid again – without the glue! ;D