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NOVA: Wings of Madness
NOVA Wings of Madness
Director: Brian Breger
Genres: Documentary
NR     2007     0hr 56min

On October 19 1901 the people of Paris turned out by the thousands to watch a dashing impeccably dressed Brazilian-born inventor Alberto Santos-Dumont conquer the skies. His fragile gas-powered balloon made an astounding h...  more »


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Director: Brian Breger
Genres: Documentary
Sub-Genres: Science & Technology
Studio: WGBH Boston
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 02/13/2007
Original Release Date: 01/01/2002
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2002
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 0hr 56min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Excellent and Outstanding!
Westermann | South Florida USA | 12/29/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This documentary on Alberto Santos-Dumont the Brazilian aviation pioneer is an excellent work on Santos-Dumont's life as a pioneer of aviation. Santos-Dumont the biggest Brazilian hero after Tiradents (Joaquim José da Silva Xavier) really deserves that documentary on his work as an inventor. 2006 is the year of Santos-Dumont 100th birthday and that documentary came out just in the right time. I love the photography and the historical facts on Santos-Dumont madness to fly. Excellent reproduction of the 14 BIS flight by a Brazilian admirer of Santos. So bad they use a voice with a French accent not with a Brazilian accent. Santos-Dumont mother language was PORTUGUESE not FRENCH. If you don't mind hearing a Brazilian speaking with a FRENCH ACCENT not with a PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE ACCENT you will love this documentary. Excellent!!!!"