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Electra complex

(Hollywoodreporter) Mira Nair threatened a hunger strike if producers didn’t pay to fly a replica of Amelia Earhart’s Electra plane from Canada to Africa.
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‘Amelia’ too reserved

(New Yorker) Earhart was warned that she would run out of fuel. Irony, however, doesn’t fall within Nair’s range... Fervent cliche. Civilized adultery. Characters talk placidly in complete sentences. Handsome yet predictable and too proper for its swaggering subject.
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A flight to nowhere

(CBC) another dismal review of Amelia. i personally think mira nair was the wrong choice for this. she’s a brush painter. earhart called for broad strokes, sweeping vistas, the imagination, the torment that fueled exploration. instead we got a navelgazer.

Calcutta stopover

(WSJ) Amelia and her navigator make a refueling stop in Calcutta, as richly textured as a pasteboard background in a 1930s B movie. Nair’s done some wonderful movies, but Indian contexts. Perhaps she was forced to shoot this script as written.
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NYT on ‘Amelia’

(NYT) Exasperatingly dull, neat, scrubbed. Puerile, risible dialogue. Not a single fissure of real feeling. Swank’s Cheshire Cat grin a triumph of dentistry. Earhart’s prenup: ‘I shall not hold you to any medieval code of faithfulness... let us not interfere w
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Reviewers toss tomatoes at ‘Amelia’

(Rottentomatoes) Old school, conventional, corny: ‘Amelia’ earns 27% on Rotten Tomatoes.

‘Amelia’ premiere

(Gettyimages) Ewan McGregor, Harry Connick Jr., Julia Ormond, Hilary Swank, Richard Gere, Mira Nair at ‘Amelia’ NYC premiere.
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‘Amelia’ behind the scenes

(Apple Vid) ‘Amelia’ HD featurette w/Mira Nair. Chopper films with camera in nose cone.
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‘Director of Indian-themed movies’

(NYT) Gateway PC founder Ted Waitt financed Mira Nair’s ‘Amelia.’ Author: ‘I was thrilled that Mira directed the film because she is something of a pioneer in a man’s field.’
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‘Amelia’ screening

(Twitter) ‘Amelia’: has chai in Calcutta stopover. Mira always puts a little desi in all her movies. Swank joined for Q&A.;

Cast of ‘Amelia’

(IMDB) Mira Nair’s ‘Amelia’ biopic stars Ewan McGregor, Richard Gere, Hilary Swank, Virginia Madsen.

Stills from ‘Amelia’

(Joblo) Photos of Mira Nair-directed Amelia Earhart biopic with Hilary Swank, Ewan McGregor, Richard Gere, Virginia Madsen. Nair stepped in after dir. Phillip Noyce left and ‘Shantaram’ was postponed.
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