The Aeronauts (2019) Movie poster and book cover compared.

The Aeronauts

Tom Harper, 2019

VS3

Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air
Richard Holmes, 2013

The Aeronauts is a movie directed by Tom Harper in 2019 and based on the book Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air by Richard Holmes, first published in 2013. The movie features Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Tom Courtenay, Tim McInnerny, Phoebe Fox, Vincent Pérez, and others.

What users say

“The movie is better than the book”

But the book is worth reading.

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RATING

6.6

/ 10

Movie Poster: The Aeronauts (Tom Harper, 2019)

7.5

/ 10

Book Cover: Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air (Richard Holmes, 2013)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air, the 2013 book by Richard Holmes.

Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air

Read by: Gildart Jackson

Storyline

In 1862 London, scientist James Glaisher and his pilot Amelia arrive for the launch of the largest balloon ever constructed. In a flashback, James appears before the Royal Society and explains his theory that the weather can be predicted, but his fellow scientists mock him and refuse to finance his studies.

Movie vs Book

Poster of The Aeronauts, the 2019 movie by Tom Harper

Year

2019

Minutes

100

Movie Rate

6.60

Source: IMDb

Movie

The Aeronauts

Country: UK

Year: 2019

Length: 1h40m

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Cover of Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air, the 2013 book by Richard Holmes

Year

2013

Pages

416

Book Rate

7.58

S: Goodreads

Book

Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air

Country: UK

First published in: 2013

Length: 416 pages

Genre: Biography

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Poster of The Aeronauts, the 2019 movie by Tom Harper

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book

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Cover of Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air, the 2013 book by Richard Holmes

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