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The aviator

Author: Martin ScorseseJohn LoganMichael MannLeonardo DiCaprioCate BlanchettAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Bros. Pictures : Distributed by Warner Home Video, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : 2-disc widescreen edView all editions and formats
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Howard Hughes was a rich young man from Texas, heir to his father's fortune, when he decided he wanted to make movies. Age 21, he made the most expensive Hollywood film ever (at the time); and went on to break air-speed records, make another fortune in aircraft design, smash Charles Lindbergh's round-the-world flight record, and be romantically linked with almost all of Hollywood's famous beauties. Nevertheless, he  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Biographical films
Drama
Fiction films
Historical films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Biographical
Teatro
Drama Videorecordings
Named Person: Howard Hughes; Howard Hughes
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Scorsese; John Logan; Michael Mann; Leonardo DiCaprio; Cate Blanchett; Kate Beckinsale; John C Reilly; Alec Baldwin; Alan Alda; Ian Holm; Danny Huston; Gwen Stefani; Jude Law; Adam Scott; Matt Ross; Kelli Garner; Frances Conroy; Brent Spiner; Stanley DeSantis; Edward Herrmann; Willem Dafoe; Robert Richardson; Thelma Schoonmaker; Howard Shore; Robert Legato; Dante Ferretti; Sandy Powell; Morag Ross; Kathryn Blondell; Forward Pass Productions.; Appian Way (Firm); IMF Productions (Firm); Initial Entertainment Group.; Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- ); Miramax Films.; Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 079079523X 9780790795232
Language Note: In English or dubbed French; with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; closed-captioned in English.
OCLC Number: 58534463
Notes: Originally produced as an American motion picture in 2004.
Credits: Director of photography, Robert Richardson ; edited by Thelma Schoonmaker ; music by Howard Shore ; production designed by Dante Ferretti.
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, John C. Reilly, Alec Baldwin, Alan Alda, Ian Holm, Danny Huston, Gwen Stefani, Jude Law, Adam Scott, Matt Ross, Kelli Garner, Frances Conroy, Brent Spiner, Stanley DeSantis, Edward Herrmann.
Awards: Winner, 2005 Academy Awards for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Cate Blanchett); Best Achievement in Editing (Thelma Schoonmaker); Best Achievement in Cinematography (Robert Richardson); Best Achievement in Art Direction (Dante Ferretti (art director), Francesca Lo Schiavo (set decorator)); Best Achievement in Costume Design (Sandy Powell).
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Rated PG-13; for thematic elements, sexual content, nudity, language and a crash sequence; Canadian rating: PG.
Description: 2 videodiscs (170 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Region 1; 5.1 Dolby digital surround, Dolby surround stereo; widescreen format preserving the aspect ratio of the original theatrical exhibition, 2.35:1; enhanced for widescreen televisions.
Contents: Disc 1 Young Howard --
"Welcome to Hollywood," 'Hell's Angels' Year one --
'Hell's Angels' Year two --
'Hell's Angels' Year three --
"Howard Hughes' $4 million epic" --
"Follow-through is everything in golf, just like life" --
TWA "Tiger by the tail" --
"I'm sure you know Errol" --
Teaching Kate to fly --
H-1 racer, breaking the world speed record --
Letting Kate in --
Around the world in four days --
"Don't worry about it Howard, she's just working the room" --
Visiting the Hepburn estate --
MPAA outlaws mammaries --
Selling the Hercules --
"There's too much Howard Hughes in Howard Hughes" --
Constellation --
"We're too alike, you and I" --
Faith Domergue --
"Kill the story," burying the Hepburn-Tracy scandal --
Ava Gardner --
"Show me all the blueprints, show me all the blueprints" --
XF-11, inaugural flight and crash --
Flowers from Juan Trippe --
Government investigation --
Q-U-A-R-A-N-T-I-N-E --
Germ-free zone --
Brewster Senate hearings --
Flying boat --
"The way of the future, the way of the future" --
End credits (170 min.) --
Feature commentary by director Martin Scorsese, editor Thelma Schoonmaker, and producer Michael Mann [optional audio feature]. Disc 2 Special Features --
Deleted scene: Howard tells Ava about his car accident (2 min.) --
Featurettes: A life without limits : The making of 'The Aviator'; The role of Howard Hughes in aviation history; Modern marvels: Howard Hughes tech, a History Channel documentary; The affliction of Howard Hughes: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder; OCD Panel discussion with Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese and Howard Hughes' widow Terry Moore; An evening with Leonardo DiCaprio and Alan Alda; The visual effects of 'The Aviator'; Constructing 'The Aviator': The work of Dante Ferretti; Costuming 'The Aviator': The work of Sandy Powell; The age of glamour: The hair and make-up of 'The Aviator'; Scoring 'The Aviator': The work of Howard Shore; The Wainwright family: Loudon, Rufus and Martha (158 min.) --
'The Aviator' soundtrack spot (17 sec.) --
Still gallery [slide show] (10 min.).
Other Titles: Aviator (Motion picture : 2004)
Responsibility: Miramax Films ; Warner Bros. Pictures ; directed by Martin Scorsese ; written by John Logan ; a Forward Pass/Appian Way/IMF production ; produced by Michael Mann [and others] ; a Martin Scorsese picture ; in association with Initial Entertainment Group ; a Warner Bros. Pictures and Miramax Films presentation.

Abstract:

Howard Hughes was a rich young man from Texas, heir to his father's fortune, when he decided he wanted to make movies. Age 21, he made the most expensive Hollywood film ever (at the time); and went on to break air-speed records, make another fortune in aircraft design, smash Charles Lindbergh's round-the-world flight record, and be romantically linked with almost all of Hollywood's famous beauties. Nevertheless, he died alone, sealed into a room he never left, the victim of compulsions that drove him to greatness, while containing the seeds of his undoing.
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