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Did You Enjoy Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator"?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 11:44 pm

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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RE: Did You Enjoy Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator"?

Thu Feb 17, 2005 11:54 pm

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.

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RE: Did You Enjoy Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator"?

Fri Feb 18, 2005 12:12 am


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



In terms of what? If I may know...
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RE: Did You Enjoy Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator"?

Fri Feb 18, 2005 12:13 am

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.
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RE: Did You Enjoy Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator"?

Fri Feb 18, 2005 12:25 am

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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RE: Did You Enjoy Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator"?

Fri Feb 18, 2005 12:27 am

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.

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RE: Did You Enjoy Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator"?

Fri Feb 18, 2005 12:44 am

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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RE: Did You Enjoy Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator"?

Fri Feb 18, 2005 12:53 am


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?
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RE: Did You Enjoy Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator"?

Fri Feb 18, 2005 1:11 am

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.
 
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RE: Did You Enjoy Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator"?

Fri Feb 18, 2005 1:16 am


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


Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

http://www.ocfoundation.org/ocf1010a.htm
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RE: Did You Enjoy Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator"?

Fri Feb 18, 2005 1:17 am

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.

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RE: Did You Enjoy Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator"?

Fri Feb 18, 2005 1:18 am

OCD = obsessive-compulsive disorder
 
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RE: Did You Enjoy Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator"?

Fri Feb 18, 2005 1:21 am

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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RE: Did You Enjoy Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator"?

Fri Feb 18, 2005 1:30 am

Thanks to all for your answers about the OCD!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: Did You Enjoy Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator"?

Fri Feb 18, 2005 2:17 am

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.

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RE: Did You Enjoy Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator"?

Fri Feb 18, 2005 2:37 am

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.

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RE: Did You Enjoy Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator"?

Fri Feb 18, 2005 2:45 am

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.
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RE: Did You Enjoy Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator"?

Fri Feb 18, 2005 9:54 am

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.
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RE: Did You Enjoy Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator"?

Fri Feb 18, 2005 10:11 am

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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RE: Did You Enjoy Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator"?

Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:57 am

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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RE: Did You Enjoy Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator"?

Sat Feb 19, 2005 9:30 pm

I liked it, show that "normal" people don´t dare enough sometimes.
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RE: Did You Enjoy Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator"?

Tue Mar 01, 2005 4:42 am

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"?
 
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RE: Did You Enjoy Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator"?

Tue Mar 01, 2005 10:57 am

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

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RE: Did You Enjoy Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator"?

Tue Mar 01, 2005 10:57 am

I rather liked it. I'm not a fan of DiCrapio but he did a pretty good job, I thought.
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RE: Did You Enjoy Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator"?

Tue Mar 01, 2005 11:02 am

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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RE: Did You Enjoy Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator"?

Wed Mar 02, 2005 12:38 am

I thought the acting was splendid and that the movie was very entertaining.
 
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RE: Did You Enjoy Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator"?

Wed Mar 02, 2005 6:15 am

It was a nice movie,but it dragged on for the 2nd half so much in fact i left the theatre.
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RE: Did You Enjoy Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator"?

Wed Mar 02, 2005 6:19 am

the ending kinda dragged out too long, like a double anticlimax after the court scene, and the goose scene...
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RE: Did You Enjoy Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator"?

Wed Mar 02, 2005 6:22 am

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 classic scene when he's floating down to Davy Jones's locker, makes me smile with joy every time.

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RE: Did You Enjoy Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator"?

Sat Mar 05, 2005 6:58 pm

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 TWA became who they were and what type of pressure they had . . anyway I liked the movie.  airplane   sorry 
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RE: Did You Enjoy Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator"?

Sat Mar 05, 2005 8:21 pm

Whats the Review like.
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