The Aviator

The Aviator

DVD - 2005
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Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2005].
Edition: 2-disc widescreen ed.
ISBN: 9780790795232
079079523X
Branch Call Number: DVD Fic Avia
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 170 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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ericbrown601
Jun 08, 2019

Another great DiCaprio/Scorsese collaboration, but if about 15-20 more minutes were cut, then this could have been a much better movie.

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BBRUTTIG
May 29, 2019

A solid movie about Howard Hughes early life, the people he met, his rich lifestyle BEFORE he actually became increasing paranoid. He was demanding, cynical and juvenile in most ways because of his wealth. He had his own vision but that vision was misguided and led to his demise. He wanted to be a great Hollywood director but failed at that and he was a demanding innovator in the aircraft design industry.

Good acting, adventure 'shake your head" childish, demanding behaviors of people in the movie.

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Farkvam
Apr 02, 2019

Bravo! Wow, wow, wow.
If you enjoy biopics, history, Old Hollywood, or aviation this is a stellar film that runs on all cylinders. I am somewhat critical of films in general, but I frankly can't think of any room for improvement with this movie. OK, CGI has improved since this premiered in 2004... but watching the special features of the film took my initial appreciation of it to a whole new level: not only the painstaking detail of every filmmaking process involved, but also the man who was Howard Hughes.

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Paullikesscience
Mar 26, 2019

Awesome movie. Great performance by caprio

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reginator_22
Jan 25, 2018

A little long, but it's worth a watch.

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firefly5
Aug 30, 2017

A long and very interesting movie. Howard Hughes became more eccentric as he got older.He became bolder with his thinking and aircraft design. I think I would like to watch this movie again sometime.
The second disk is very interesting to watch. Howard Hughes was much more than a wealthy film maker and aviator with a mental illness. His work in avaiation continues to infulence the world of exploration to this day. His medical reasearch foundation continues it's work in many areas. As Howard Hughes became more and more reclusive, his wealth continued to increase. unfortunately he died without heirs or a will. In life Howard Hughes tried very hard to avoid taxes, how unfortunate he did not plan for his departure.

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SarahLynnMyers
May 07, 2016

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

d2013 Jan 02, 2016

A gripping biopic... Leonardo DiCaprio is excellent in this movie!

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JackPurcell
Jun 07, 2015

A middling good portrayal of the life of Howard Hughes up until shortly after WWII. A man with a truly exceptional life

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TRANNY_CLONES
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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reginator_22
Jan 25, 2018

Howard Hughes: Do you know those men? Do they work for me?

Noah Dietrich: Everybody works for you, Howard.

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bdls206
Jul 30, 2011

Ava Gardner: You listened to my phone calls?
Howard Hughes: No! No! No! Honey I would never do that! I'd never do that! I... I just read the transcripts, that's all.

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bdls206
Jul 30, 2011

A biopic depicting the early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes' career, from the late 1920s to the mid-1940s.

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bdls206
Jul 30, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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