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  • Published: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2005].
  • Year Published: 2005
  • Edition: 2-disc widescreen ed.
  • Description: 2 videodiscs (ca. 170 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD

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  • 079079523X :
  • 085393893927

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The aviator

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Call number: DVD Drama Aviator

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Originally released as a motion picture in 2004.

Special features: Audio commentary by Martin Scorsese; "Howard tells Ava about his car accident" - deleted scene; "Modern marvels: Howard Hughes" a 45-minute documentary by The History Channel; "A life without limits": the making-of 'The aviator' featurette; the role of Howard Hughes in aviation history; an evening with Leonardo DiCaprio and Alan Alda; OCD panel discussion with Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese and Howard Hughes' widow Terry Moore; "The age of glamour" featurette; "The hair and make-up of 'The aviator'" featurette; the visual effects of 'The aviator'; photo gallery.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, John C. Reilly, Alec Baldwin, Alan Alda, Ian Holm, Danny Huston, Gwen Stefani, Jude Law, Adam Scott, Matt Ross, Kelli Garner, Frances Conroy, Brent Spiner, Stanley DeSantis, Edward Herrmann, Willem Dafoe.

Follows the life of Howard Hughes as the twentysomething millionaire, having already made a fortune improving the design of oil-drilling bits, who comes to Hollywood with an interest in getting into the picture business. It doesn't take long for Hughes to jump from producer to director of his first major film project, a World War I air epic. The film was a massive hit, and the eccentric inventor became a mogul in Hollywood, making Jean Harlow a star and enjoying a romance with Katharine Hepburn. But Hollywood's old-boy network never fully accepted Hughes, and in time his passion for flying began to reclaim his attentions. In time he began designing new planes, setting air speed records, flying around the world, and risking his life testing aircraft. Hughes also found time to romance Ava Gardner and founded his own airline, Trans-World Airlines. As his ideas became bolder and more eccentric, he gained many powerful enemies.

DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 surround, stereo.

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Leo is good at acting


actually liked this one as a character study historical figure, Leo is one of our eldest child stars attempting not be particularly bad @ adulthood, & it's perhaps ease w/ which DiCaprio carries the multiple talented Hughes along w/ realistic understanding the man an psychosis to point? Simply carried! Ever evolving & it's only as if this will actually limp across the line not be seized! It's the ever indulgent nature, but enough the period is quite rich for material! Besides being well documented! It's not every bio-pic special feature throw in include history channel episode on subject!

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