Amelia (2009) Movie poster and book cover compared.

Amelia

Mira Nair, 2009

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The Sound of Wings: The Life of Amelia Earhart
Mary S. Lovell, 1989

Amelia is a movie directed by Mira Nair in 2009 and based on the book The Sound of Wings: The Life of Amelia Earhart by Mary S. Lovell, first published in 1989. The movie features Hilary Swank, Richard Gere, Ewan McGregor, Christopher Eccleston, Mia Wasikowska, William Cuddy, and others.

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RATING

5.8

/ 10

Movie Poster: Amelia (Mira Nair, 2009)

7.6

/ 10

Book Cover: The Sound of Wings: The Life of Amelia Earhart (Mary S. Lovell, 1989)

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Storyline

On July 2, 1937, Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, are on the last leg of an around-the-world flight. Moving in vignettes from her early years, the movie is look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to make a flight around the world.

Movie vs Book

Poster of Amelia, the 2009 movie by Mira Nair

Year

2009

Minutes

111

Movie Rate

5.80

Source: IMDb

Movie

Amelia

Country: USA

Year: 2009

Length: 1h51m

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Cover of The Sound of Wings: The Life of Amelia Earhart, the 1989 book by Mary S. Lovell

Year

1989

Pages

448

Book Rate

7.60

S: Goodreads

Book

The Sound of Wings: The Life of Amelia Earhart

Country: UK

First published in: 1989

Length: 448 pages

Genre: Biography

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