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Did You Enjoy Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator"?  
User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2602 times:

What do you like the most about this movie?

I personally enjoyed, as a movies fan, his deep love with Katherine Hepburn, his phobia for germs, deep passion for aviation and his madness in general.

Hope to hear your opinion.



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User currently offline707CMF From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2585 times:

I had been warned that this movie was terrible, but after all, it was not that bad. It was not that bad. It was not that bad. It was not that bad. It was not that bad. It was not that bad. It was not that bad. It was not that bad. It was not that bad. It was not that bad. It was not that bad. It was not that bad. It was not that bad. It was not that bad. It was not that bad. It was not that bad.

Cheers,

707


User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2578 times:


Quoting 707CMF (reply 1):
I had been warned that this movie was terrible



In terms of what? If I may know...


User currently offlineUALPHLCS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2579 times:

Clever, 707.

I did like the flim alot. Now I'm a big Martin Scorsese fan already. But after being disappointed by Gangs of New York, this movie was a breath of fresh air.

I can see where some aviation geeks would be disappointed. But this is a movie about a man, not a movie about airplanes. As much as we find airplanes interesting its characters that drive a movie, and Hughes was certainly a character.

My personal favorite line is when he accused American and United of lacking a vision of the future. Well, we see were that has gotten TW and PA in the long run.


User currently offlineCURLYHEADBOY From Italy, joined Feb 2005, 940 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2579 times:

I quite liked it, didn't watch it as an aviation movie and the only scene I found to be wrong is the spruce goose takeoff. Infact it seems the airplane flies away, when it actually only lifted in ground effect and it's depicted as a success when actually it was not. That's not only wrong for aviation-related reasons but says something incorrect about the man too, don't you think?


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User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2574 times:

Quoting UALPHLCS (reply 3):
Well, we see were that has gotten TW and PA in the long run.



Well, but that happened AFTER Hughes died. I really think that he was not wrong at THAT specific time.

[Edited 2005-02-17 16:28:39]

User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2560 times:

I can see why some people didn't like it, it did drag near the end.

Still I liked it even though it reminded me a bit too much of when I had OCD. I had to go out for parts of it, such a baby aint I?!

Never knew the Hercules flew for that long though!



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User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2558 times:


Quoting Myt332 (reply 6):
Still I liked it even though it reminded me a bit too much of when I had OCD.



Sorry about my deep ignorance. What is an OCD?


User currently offlineAirlinerfreak From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2550 times:

I liked the Aviator. I thought it was great. I thought it was a little unaccurate though. But I would totally reccomend it to all.

User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2546 times:


Quoting TACAA320 (reply 7):
Sorry about my deep ignorance. What is an OCD?


Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

http://www.ocfoundation.org/ocf1010a.htm


User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2545 times:

Yea, it's basically a mental illness were you have these obsessions or compulsions. It's not a nice thing and you do it until you feel 'safe'. Hard to explain. Just read the above link.

[Edited 2005-02-17 17:18:27]


One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineMAS A330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2540 times:

OCD = obsessive-compulsive disorder

User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2543 times:

I saw the trailers showing the way-too-pretty-to-play-Howard Hughes Leonardo DcCaprio flying the Hughes racer about twelve thousand miles per hour and decided I'll wait until it is on TV and there is nothing else on. That scene was movie-killing phony.



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User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2536 times:

Thanks to all for your answers about the OCD!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineSFOMEX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2524 times:

I really liked it. Even if I'm not a fan of Dicaprio, I have to acknowledge that he is superb as Howard Hughes. After the movie, I really wished that TWA would still be around.

In a related matter, when I went to the movie theater to watch the movie it really surprised me the marketing a Mexican airline had on the theater. It was really cool to see that every seat had in the upper part (where you rest your head) publicity of Lineas Aereas Azteca. They had their logo and website on it.

[Edited 2005-02-17 18:48:35]

User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8506 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2518 times:

Hepburn and Trippe's characters were the highlight of the move, but the movie overall was very poorly done. The aviation scenes were mostly cheaply made farces. There were historical inaccuracies like using the Save-A-Connie (completely wrong model type and paint scheme for the scene), and things that you just didn't need to see, like the boy in the tub and Leo's pee scene. Leo was an okay actor, but looked nothing like Hughes, although he did a good job quietly going crazy.

I was disappointed.

2 out of 5 stars


User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2517 times:

I respect everybody's opinion, but as I said before to movie is great (just a movie, not a History Channel documentary). In a few words it´s "Hollywood". With some (or many) historical errors. But simply great!


No doubts that it is going to win some Oscar.


User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2497 times:

The only good scenes in the film were those involving airplanes.

And the scene in which they show a fleet of grounded gorgeous TWA Connies was beautiful. Pity they didn't show the Connies flying.

Alec Baldwin was brilliant as Juan Trippe. His Pan Am office was fantastic.
Alan Alda played a brilliant Senator Owen Brewster , and Cate Blanchett was wonderful - as always.

Leonardo DiCaprio sucks. He has all the star appeal of a head of cabbage, and the talent of Tori Spelling.

Overall, I thought the movie was a C+ affair. It was too long and disjointed, and Leonardo is an untalented hack who should have drowned with the Titanic 7 years ago.


User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13547 posts, RR: 62
Reply 18, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2488 times:
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Cate Blanchett was enjoyable as Kate Hepburn, and I loved Alec Baldwin as Juan Trippe...

...but other than that, the movie sucked major ass.



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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 19, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days ago) and read 2462 times:
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Quoting UALPHLCS (reply 3):
I can see where some aviation geeks would be disappointed. But this is a movie about a man, not a movie about airplanes.



My thoughts exactly, UALPHLCS. I went and saw the movie hoping for some insight on his aircraft design, manufacturing, and testing, but was rather disappointed to learn that the movie instead focused on Hughes himself. Not a terrible thing, really...just not what I was hoping for.


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User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2437 times:

I liked it, show that "normal" people don´t dare enough sometimes.

User currently offlineNYCFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 21, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2386 times:

saw it last night, thought it was outstanding. I don't like Leonardo as a person, but biases aside, he put in a stellar performance. I never saw "Ray" but I thought Leonardo should have gotten the Oscar.

did parts of the movie remind anyone else of "A Beautiful Mind"?


User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 22, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2355 times:

The movie was ok.....Most of my thoughts have been echoed above. It was just a movie. Not great. But not horrible either.

I think that from a purely entertainment sense, a sequel would be fantastic, because it was after the Spruce Goose where Hughes life got really fascinating:

Battling Rockefeller over control of TWA, with Hughes eventually losing.

The Convair 880 debacle

Hughes AirWest

..and finally his fade to oblivion.


User currently onlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8227 posts, RR: 23
Reply 23, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2355 times:

I rather liked it. I'm not a fan of DiCrapio but he did a pretty good job, I thought.


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29792 posts, RR: 58
Reply 24, posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2353 times:

Quoting Matt D (reply 22):
Convair 880 debacle



Any mention of Alaska Airlines in that....They picked up their 880's when Howie told Convair to stuff it.



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25 Duke : I thought the acting was splendid and that the movie was very entertaining.
26 Espion007 : It was a nice movie,but it dragged on for the 2nd half so much in fact i left the theatre.
27 Pilotaydin : the ending kinda dragged out too long, like a double anticlimax after the court scene, and the goose scene...
28 Kieron747 : To be honest i didn't much like it, apart from the obvious airplane scenes. And why oh why is DiCaprio in work? Titanic was his best feature, that cla
29 Post contains images Squirrel83 : I personaly just watched the film and enjoyed it. I dont know much about aviation history or all for that matter but it was quite educational in how T
30 HAWK21M : Whats the Review like. regds MEL
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