November 24, 2004

The Aviator - A Movie of the Life of Howard Hughes

aviator.jpgI just read an exclusive first review of Martin Scorsese's The Aviator, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Roger Friedman of Fox News wrote that the movie about the life of Howard Hughes "is an action-packed, stylish epic that is easily the most involving motion picture of 2004."

The film is a three hour-long epic based on the life of eccentric billionaire and Hollywood film mogul Howard Hughes. The movie focuses on the period between the late 1920s through the 1940s when Hughes was directing and producing Hollywood movies while also test flying innovative aircrafts he designed and created.

I am surprised that I have not heard much about the film before now especially since the movie has such an impressive cast. The cast include Leonardo Dicaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, Jude Law, John C. Reilly, Alec Baldwin, Alan Alda, Frances Conroy, Adam Scott, Danny Huston, Ian Holm and Gwen Stefani.

After reading the great review from Roger Friedman and watching the trailer I am very excited to see this film. I have to admit to not knowing much about Howard Hughes other than some of the basics and once taking a tour of the Spruce Goose. I think I might have to read up on him prior to seeing the movie, which is slated for release in December.

If you are interested in learning more about Howard Huges read Wikipedia's account of his life.

Posted by at November 24, 2004 3:02 PM