DeltaJAX
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Anyone See The Aviator?

Sun Dec 26, 2004 3:05 pm

Saw it tonight -Christmas night. It was pretty good, the airplanes looked cheesy (you could easily tell they were computer generated) and they went a bit too far with the obsessive compulsive(?) thing as far as Howard goes, but overall a good movie. A bonus was that the all the chicks he hooked up with (except for the girl that played Kate Hepburn) were hot. Anyone else go to see it???
 
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RE: Anyone See The Aviator?

Sun Dec 26, 2004 4:26 pm

You hit it on the head with the girls. Definately gave it a hollywood touch to his life, but a decent movie overall.

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CougarAviator
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RE: Anyone See The Aviator?

Wed Dec 29, 2004 11:48 am

I saw it, and I thought it was fantastic.

Alec Baldwin stole the show as Juan Trippe!!!
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RE: Anyone See The Aviator?

Wed Dec 29, 2004 12:48 pm

Are there a lot of references to TWA in the film?
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RE: Anyone See The Aviator?

Wed Dec 29, 2004 12:56 pm

Storyline and everything else look good for that movie, except for the fact that they chose that little turd to play Hughes.



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RE: Anyone See The Aviator?

Wed Dec 29, 2004 1:37 pm

I just saw it and I thought that it was excellent. I have to agree that all of the girls in the movie just added to it.

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RE: Anyone See The Aviator?

Wed Dec 29, 2004 1:56 pm

I too saw it and loved it.

One question: what was the plane he broke the speed record in (and then ran out of gas and crashed)? I'm sure they had mentioned it, and I just missed it.
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RE: Anyone See The Aviator?

Wed Dec 29, 2004 2:10 pm

His racer was called the H-1. It sure was a shiny piece of aluminum that I would have loved to get my hands on. I wonder if it was rebuilt after his landing.

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RE: Anyone See The Aviator?

Wed Dec 29, 2004 2:28 pm

If I'm not mistaken, a replica of that Hughes aircraft recently crashed on its way home from the Oshkosh airshow one or two years ago. Pilot didn't survive. Sad

I haven't gotten around to seeing the movie yet, but from what I've heard, there's not as much aviation stuff in it as I had expected.

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RE: Anyone See The Aviator?

Wed Dec 29, 2004 2:29 pm

I believe that the H-1 is in the Smithsonian.

http://www.airracinghistory.freeola.com/aircraft/HUGHES%20H-1.htm
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RE: Anyone See The Aviator?

Wed Dec 29, 2004 2:33 pm

I'll have to look for it in the Air & Space Museum the next time I am up in D.C. Judging by the crash photos of the H-1, the damage didn't look too bad. A new prop, and some polish would probably take care of most of it.

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CougarAviator
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RE: Anyone See The Aviator?

Wed Dec 29, 2004 9:45 pm

Regarding TWA: the movie shows the ramp full of TWA Connies. Also, TWA and Hughes are the focus of a CAB hearing, in the movie.
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RE: Anyone See The Aviator?

Wed Dec 29, 2004 10:30 pm

I saw it on Boxing Day and must say that it was good, if not brilliant, but rather long.
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RE: Anyone See The Aviator?

Thu Dec 30, 2004 6:23 pm

It ran kinda long... nearly three hours.

Too long for a movie that had no climax, and over-played the whole insanity thing.

I did like the story... and that plane crash was sweet!
 
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RE: Anyone See The Aviator?

Fri Dec 31, 2004 6:45 am

The movie was good, but the scene where he locked himself up naked in that room and peed in the bottles was "disturbing". Was Hughes really that messed up?
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RE: Anyone See The Aviator?

Fri Dec 31, 2004 11:52 am

"Was Hughes really that messed up?"

The guy locked himself up out of site the last few years of his life. He did have issues.

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