Twenty-something Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss - excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it.
The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s.
The script begins as a young Hughes directs one of Scorsese's favorite films, Hell's Angels. Hughes was so obsessed with perfection in the aerial sequences that he waits forever for perfect conditions, right down to cloud formations. The Aviator ends in 1946, when Hughes was still a dashing young man and romancing actresses like Ava Gardner and Katharine Hepburn. Written by
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A more careful examination of the timing of Hughes during the speed-test run: Odie says "347" (miles per hour) then "352". The first run shows the stopwatch at as near to 18.5 seconds as is possible to determine and the second run clearly shows the stopwatch (a more distant view of the watch face) at 18.3 seconds which is more in agreement with the times Odie announced. Since 1905, the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, FAI, has been the recognized arbiter of all speed records. For a recognized record, their rules require 2 runs at a sanctioned event viewed by their officials, with the speed for the record being the average of the best of two runs. See more »
Leonardo Dicaprio, once again, shows his depth as an artist and his ability to carry a film. He deserves the Golden Globe, and his due as an outstanding actor. Howard Hughes, the man, remains a mystery and the portrayal of his obsessive compulsive disorder was a powerful view into his inner hell. The beginning scene set the pace for a journey into his privileged and dark world. The Aviator showed the torments and gifts of genius. Amazing job by all involved! Wardrobe, music, special effects, direction, acting...all award winning contributions. I left the film moved and disturbed, which shows the power of this film. Wonderful performances by all the cast and the time"flew" by...
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