The Aviator (2004)
This is referenced when Hughes wants another camera, and someone replies that " DeMille is making a biblical picture involving a crucifixion". In 1927, this could only be Demille's version of The King of Kings.
This film is mentioned in one of the 1927 scenes, where it is declared that the film will be a huge hit. Ironically, it's one of the most searched-after lost films today.
Posters outside screening room, and mentioned by various characters
When Hughes is standing naked in his screening room, he shakes his fist at the screen and one of the aircraft in a dogfight explodes, bringing to mind King Kong's antics on the Empire State Building
Johnny Meyer tells Katharine Hepburn he loved her in Alice Adams
A scene takes place on the set of the filming, when Hughes first meets Katharine Hepburn.
Golf scene, shot recreation
Howard Hughes says about the XF-11: "She's my Buck Rogers ship"
Hughes and Hepburn attend the premiere to The Women
When Hepburn takes Hughes home to meet her family in Connecticut, she introduces him to Uncle Willy, a minor but pivotal role in "Philadelphia Story."
The film portrays the moment with Katharine Hepburn first meets Spencer Tracy, on a movie set. The set is of the film Woman of the Year, their first film together.
Dr. Hepburn asks Kate Hepburn if she talked to Louis B. Mayer about possibly working on Jane Eyre.
The line "I like the desert. It's hot there in the desert, but it's clean.", is also spoken by T.E. Lawrence saying he likes the desert because "It's clean."
When talking to a waitress at the Cocoanut Grove, Hughes gives his hotel room number as 217. This is an oblique reference to The Shining. The Overlook hotel of The Shining was once owned (and is haunted) by "Horace Derwent", a figure based on Howard Hughes. It's most haunted room is room 217, where Danny is attacked by the woman in the bath. Room 237 was used in the film of The Shining (the novel had the room as 217) to avoid hotel guests being scared of room 217.
mentioned in dialogue
Documentary tie-in to feature release
Martin Scorsese talks about it
George Lucas mentions this movie
DVD is shown in a video store.
Included in a $200 question
Subject of an $800 clue in the category "Oscars Since 2000"
Subject of a $200 clue in the category "Female Singers"
mentioned in dialogue
DVD cover shown.
When introducing Cate Blanchett, James Franco mentions she played Katharine Hepburn.
Mentioned by Margaret as the movie for which guest host Cate Blanchett won an Oscar®
Gerard Butler mentions that John Logan wrote the film
Jay mentions that Kate Beckinsale was in the film
Declan Donnelly asks the question, "Leo won a Golden Globe in 2005 for which film?" Ashley Roberts doesn't know the answer and guesses "Catch Me If You Can." Ashley is dunked into a tank of gunge for getting the answer wrong. Declan says the correct answer is The Aviator.
Dean Pelton says, "I am America's sexiest aviator, Leo Di Caprio."
Answer to question in They Co-Starred with Leo DiCaprio
Jay mentions that Adam Scott was in the film
Referenced in Jonah Hill's opening monologue
Clips are used in the documentary.
A small clip was presented as part of some of the nominated films.
A small clip was presented as part of the six nominated films for the best cast in a film.
Nominated in multiple categories
Clips shown in a Martin Scorcese tribute
"DiCaprio in 3 Minutes or Less" segment
Clips of mistakes shown