The Aviator

The Aviator

DVD - 2005
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One of the 20th century's most compelling figures, Howard Hughes was a wily industrialist, glamorous movie producer and unstoppable American innovator - but he thought of himself first and foremost as an aviator. In this spectacular epic, director Martin Scorsese focuses on the most prolific period in the life of Hughes: the mid-1920s through the 1940s. It was a time of brilliant aeronautical invention, turbulent love affairs and savage corporate battles. Prepare yourself for the ride of the lifetime of this billionaire, genius, madman. Nominated for 11 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor and five wins including Best Supporting Actress: Cate Blanchett.

& Taylor

Explores the early life of the legendary and eccentric millionaire, movie producer, director, and aviator Howard Hughes.

Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2005]
Edition: 2-disc widescreen ed
ISBN: 9780790795232
Branch Call Number: DVD DRAMA AVI
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 170 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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May 07, 2016

3 hour long movie about perfectonist, mentally ill, OCD man who takes alot of misfortune. I enjoyed it.

Jan 09, 2015

For an epic movie directed by Martin Scorsese it still leaves something to be desired because it leaves out and cuts short certain things about Howard Hughes's life personally and politically that should have been brazenly portrayed in this film.Maybe if Martin Scorsese would have wrote this film also that would have happened but the Weinstein brothers are 2 of the executive producers of this.More than likely they're the reason why this film ends on an incomplete note unfortunately and that's too bad and so sad,BUT I DIGRESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sep 20, 2011

Fairly entertaining. Ending was sad.

Jan 02, 2009

Must See - Aviator (2004) 170 min. directed by Martin Scorcese and stars Leonardo DiCarprio and Cate Blanchett. This the biopic of Howard Hughes and his relationship with Katherine Hepburn (played beautifully by Cate Blanchett). The film grips the viewer from the beginning and doesn't let up - there is so much in the life of the eccentric Hughes to never allow for a dull moment.

Blanchett earned an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 2005 and the film won for Art Direction, Cinematography, Costume, Editing. The film was nominated for Best Picture, Director, Actor (DiCaprio), Supporting Actor (Alan Alda), Original Screenplay and Sound. .

Dec 21, 2008

A slow start and a little too long for me. Story of Howard Hughs became more interesting when his obsessive compulsive urges became stronger and how he tried to control it.
I learned a lot about Howard Hughes from this film. He was a fascinating person.

Jan 30, 2008

Leonardo DiCaprio turns in his usual interesting, energetic performance.


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