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The Aviator [HD DVD]
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brilliant job directing it.but credit must also go to everyone else on
the crew,for the astonishing look of the film.The film is a biopic
about the early years of Howard Huges.it clocks in at close to 3
hours,but is so well paced,it is never boring.Leonardo DiCaprio plays
the role of Hughes,and i have to say he blew me away with his
performance.DiCaprio handles his scenes masterfully.The supporting cast
is also very good,including Alec Baldwin,Cate Blanchett,Alan Alda,among
others.i have no idea how factually accurate the movie is,but that's
why it's a biopic and not a documentary.I'm sure the filmmakers took
some liberties to make the film more appealing and relevant to today's
audiences.This is all in all,a brilliant effort from all involved.
Feature commentary by director Martin Scorcese, Editor Thelma Schoonmaker, and Producer Michael Mann, an image of Leonardo DiCaprio pictured with Kate Beckinsale
Disc Two (many multiple features such as):
Deleted Scene: Howard tells Ava about the car accident. A Life Without Limits: The Making Of The Aviator. The Role of Howard Hughes in Aviator history. There is also the image of Leonardo DiCaprio walking through a beach wearing a suit.
Modern Marvel Feature: A History channel documentary on Howard Hughes. A feature titled “The Affliction of Howard Hughes: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. OCD panel discussion with director Martin Scorcese, Leonardo DiCaprio, and feature of widow Terry Moore. An Evening with Leonardo DiCaprio and Alan Alda. The Visual effects of “Aviator” and Constructing the Aviator (the work of Dante Ferretti.
More disco two bonus features: Leonardo DiCaprio pictured with Gwen Stefani (in a scene from the movie) and another image of Kate Beckinsale.Read more ›
The story begins during production of Hughes' air battle epic Hell's Angels, delayed due to his fixation with insignificant details. When the end of filming coincided with the advent of talkies, Hughes reshot the entire picture with sound -- at a cost of $4 million, it was the most expensive picture ever made.
Hughes' obsession with aircraft would continue. He later bought TWA, set an air speed record, created a spy plane (and suffered extreme injuries and burns in a spectacular crash during its test flight), and also built and flew the infamous troop ship dubbed the Spruce Goose.
Leonardo DiCaprio shines as the tortured industrialist, despite his squeaky voice and the fact he bears no resemblance to Hughes. Completely assuming the role, it is the best performance of his career. Not only do we see Hughes' genius, but the beginnings of his OCD, paranoia, and fear of germs, all of which foreshadows the recluse to come. Cate Blanchett's portrayal of Katherine Hepburn, with whom Hughes had a lengthy and torrid relationship, is astounding; she perfectly recreates the unique vocalizations and bearing of the screen icon. Also appearing in smaller roles are Alan Alda, Alec Baldwin, Willem Dafoe, Kate Beckinsale as Ava Gardner, Jude Law as Errol Flynn, and singer Gwen Stefani as Jean Harlow.
Under the capable hands of director Martin Scorsese, the film is stylish and riveting. The story advances quickly with no extraneous scenes, but ends up being a little too long.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
I too wish I was an eccentric billionaire who built planes and peed in jars.Published 23 days ago by Jason
Love the blu ray definition and sound. Almost as good as when I saw in a cinema :-)Published 8 months ago by BluRayOnly
i really enjoyed this movie...leonardo dicaprio did a great job playing howard hughes. you couldnt help but feel
sorry for howard hughes. Read more
An incredible story about a creative inventor mathematics genius, who put his perfectionism and passion into creating aviation wonders; he set into motion qualities that continue... Read morePublished on Oct. 2 2013 by Lynda
This movie is too long and a bit boring--I wouldnt recommend it to anyone under 30 years of age even if they were my best friendPublished on Feb. 13 2013 by Elaine BROWN