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Dan Carrier’s movies news: Oscar hopefuls; Flames Of Paris; The Hedy Lamarr Story

02 March, 2018 — By Dan Carrier

Hedy Lamarr, a leading lady in the 1940s

THE Barbican is hosting a series of Oscar hopefuls this week – so if you missed films such as Get Out, The Post, The Square, Call Me By Your Name or Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, head to the Barbican’s cinema screen and watch what the noise is all about. See

• Fancy some real ballet, to sweeten the sour taste of this week’s Red Sparrow release? On March 4 you can watch the Bolshoi Ballet prance about on the big screen, as Trafalgar Releasing present Flames Of Paris – beamed live from Moscow in to a host of London cinemas, including the Swiss Cottage Odeon. Set during the French Revolution, with music by Vasily Vainonen, Jeanne and her brother get caught up in the turmoil as they try to flee the capital for Marseille… See:

• Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, released next week by Camden-based film company Dogwoof, is making plenty of waves in preview screenings. After escaping from Austria – she was Jewish – Lamarr was the Hollywood siren, a leading lady in the 1940s. But as this documentary shows, as well as a box office winning actor – promoted by MGM as “The most beautiful woman in the world”, the Austrian émigré was a brilliant inventor who created a radio system that was designed to jam the guidance systems of missiles.


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