History Film / TheAviator

30th Jun '16 6:09:26 AM Mdumas43073
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'''''The Aviator''''' is a 2004 biopic about Creator/HowardHughes, a 20th century industrialist, film producer/director... and, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin aviator]]. Creator/MartinScorsese directed it, and Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio stars as the titular character; the film also features Creator/CateBlanchett as Creator/KatharineHepburn, Kate Beckinsale as Creator/AvaGardner, and [[AllStarCast a bunch of really famous people]] playing other famous people.

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'''''The Aviator''''' ''The Aviator'' is a 2004 biopic about Creator/HowardHughes, a 20th century industrialist, film producer/director... and, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin aviator]]. Creator/MartinScorsese directed it, and Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio stars as the titular character; the film also features Creator/CateBlanchett as Creator/KatharineHepburn, Kate Beckinsale as Creator/AvaGardner, and [[AllStarCast a bunch of really famous people]] playing other famous people.


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17th Apr '16 1:51:10 PM gallium
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'''''The Aviator''''' is a 2004 biopic about Creator/HowardHughes, a 20th century industrialist, film producer/director... and, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin aviator]]. Creator/MartinScorsese directed it, and Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio stars as the titular character; the film also features Creator/CateBlanchett as Creator/KatharineHepburn, Kate Beckinsale as Ava Gardner, and [[AllStarCast a bunch of really famous people]] playing other famous people.

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'''''The Aviator''''' is a 2004 biopic about Creator/HowardHughes, a 20th century industrialist, film producer/director... and, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin aviator]]. Creator/MartinScorsese directed it, and Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio stars as the titular character; the film also features Creator/CateBlanchett as Creator/KatharineHepburn, Kate Beckinsale as Ava Gardner, Creator/AvaGardner, and [[AllStarCast a bunch of really famous people]] playing other famous people.
15th Mar '16 10:31:36 AM JamesAustin
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* GetALoadOfThatSquare: After Hughes gives Kate Hepburn the controls of the plane and she breathlessly declares, "[[GoshDangItToHeck GOLLY!]]"
-->'''Hughes:''' I don't think I've ever met someone who actually uses the word "golly".



* SpeakingLikeTotallyTeen: After Hughes gives Kate Hepburn the controls of the plane and she breathlessly declares, "[[GoshDangItToHeck GOLLY!]]"
-->'''Hughes:''' I don't think I've ever met someone who actually uses the word "golly."



* TroubledButCute: Howard Hughes has severe OCD, a very poor sense of financial responsibility, is an utter control freak, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and]] [[{{CelebrityParadox}} looks like Leonardo [=DiCaprio=]]].

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* TroubledButCute: Howard Hughes has severe OCD, a very poor sense of financial responsibility, is an utter control freak, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and]] [[{{CelebrityParadox}} [[CelebrityParadox looks like Leonardo [=DiCaprio=]]].DiCaprio]].
3rd Feb '16 12:50:02 AM MBI
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* BadassBystander: True to RealLife, Hughes is saved from his plane crash by a bystanding GI.
30th Jan '16 9:34:10 PM JulianLapostat
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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: Not entirely, since the movie does show Hughes' possessive nature, his paranoid wire tapping of Ava Gardner and his obsessive nature but it plays down a lot of Hughes' shadier and sleazier side and frames him as a ByronicHero. Likewise, the film stops in the late 40s, right before Hughes enters his darkest phase (the purchase of Creator/RKOStudios and his hermetic retreat). Some critics have noted that the film is a movie about Hughes as he might have made a movie about himself.

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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: Not entirely, since the movie does show Hughes' possessive nature, his paranoid wire tapping of Ava Gardner and his obsessive nature but it plays down a lot of Hughes' shadier and sleazier side and frames him as a ByronicHero. Likewise, the film stops in the late 40s, right before Hughes enters his darkest phase (the purchase of Creator/RKOStudios Creator/RKOPictures and his hermetic retreat). Some critics have noted that the film is a movie about Hughes as he might have made a movie about himself.
28th Sep '15 1:25:18 AM JulianLapostat
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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: Not entirely, since the movie does show Hughes' possessive nature, his paranoid wire tapping of Ava Gardner and his obsessive nature but it plays down a lot of Hughes' shadier and sleazier side and frames him as a ByronicHero. Likewise, the film stops in the late 40s, right before Hughes enters his darkest phase (the purchase of Creator/RKOStudios and his hermetic retreat). Some critics have noted that the film is a movie about Hughes as he might have made one about himself.

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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: Not entirely, since the movie does show Hughes' possessive nature, his paranoid wire tapping of Ava Gardner and his obsessive nature but it plays down a lot of Hughes' shadier and sleazier side and frames him as a ByronicHero. Likewise, the film stops in the late 40s, right before Hughes enters his darkest phase (the purchase of Creator/RKOStudios and his hermetic retreat). Some critics have noted that the film is a movie about Hughes as he might have made one a movie about himself.
28th Sep '15 1:24:51 AM JulianLapostat
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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: Not entirely, since the movie does show Hughes' possessive nature, his paranoid wire tapping of Ava Gardner and his obsessive nature but it plays down a lot of Hughes' shadier and sleazier side and frames him as a ByronicHero. Likewise, the film stops in the late 40s, right before Hughes enters his darkest phase (the purchase of Creator/RKOStudios and his hermetic retreat). Some critics have noted that the film is a movie about Hughes as he might have made one about himself.
27th Sep '15 10:00:27 PM JulianLapostat
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'''''The Aviator''''' is a 2004 biopic about Howard Hughes, a 20th century industrialist, film producer/director... and, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin aviator]]. Creator/MartinScorsese directed it, and Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio stars as the titular character; the film also features Creator/CateBlanchett as Creator/KatharineHepburn, Kate Beckinsale as Ava Gardner, and [[AllStarCast a bunch of really famous people]] playing other famous people.

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'''''The Aviator''''' is a 2004 biopic about Howard Hughes, Creator/HowardHughes, a 20th century industrialist, film producer/director... and, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin aviator]]. Creator/MartinScorsese directed it, and Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio stars as the titular character; the film also features Creator/CateBlanchett as Creator/KatharineHepburn, Kate Beckinsale as Ava Gardner, and [[AllStarCast a bunch of really famous people]] playing other famous people.
14th Sep '15 11:10:22 AM gallium
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* UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents: Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio uses a Texas accent while Creator/CateBlanchett does Creator/KatharineHepburn's iconic New England or [[OneGenderSchool "Bryn Mawr"]] accent. Kate Beckinsale also puts on a generic American accent.



* ForegoneConclusion: Howard and Kate can't end up together. Nor can he with any of his love interests in the film. His [[spoiler: further descent into madness]] is also this.

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* ForegoneConclusion: Howard and Kate can't end up together. Nor can he with any of his love interests in the film. His [[spoiler: further descent into madness]] madness is also this.



* PracticalVoiceOver:many scenes are narrated by news reports coming through a radio somewhere.

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* PracticalVoiceOver:many PracticalVoiceOver: Many scenes are narrated by news reports coming through a radio somewhere.
30th Aug '15 7:39:58 AM TrollBrutal
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* RomanceOnTheSet: In universe. The film depicts Creator/KatharineHepburn and Spencer Tracy hooking up on a movie set while she's still in a relationship with Howard; [[RuleOfDrame in reality]], she and Howard had already broken up.
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