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The Aviator (2004)

Director: Martin Scorsese

Plot SummaryEdit

A biopic depicting the early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes' (Leonardo DiCaprio) career from the late 1920s to the mid-1940s.

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Trivia Edit

  1. Received the most Academy Award nominations for 2005, with eleven total.
  2. Production was delayed in October 2003, when wildfires in southern California burned several sets.
  3. Kate Beckinsale gained twenty pounds for her portrayal of Ava Gardner.
  4. Martin Scorsese requested that Cate Blanchett watch the first fifteen films of Katharine Hepburn, to learn her mannerism and her poise.
  5. Leonardo DiCaprio spent a day with Jane Russell to hear her memories and impressions of Howard Hughes. She was very impressed with DiCaprio's visit, and told him that Hughes was a quiet, yet extremely stubborn man, who always got his way in the end.
  6. Martin Scorsese designed each year in the film to look just the way a color film from that time period would look. Achieved mainly through digitally enhanced post-production, Scorsese recreated the look of Cinecolor and two-strip Technicolor. Watch in particular for the scene where Howard Hughes (Leonardo DiCaprio) meets Errol Flynn (Jude Law) in the club. Hughes is served precisely placed peas on a plate, and they appear blue or turquoise, just as they'd have looked in the two-strip Technicolor process. As Hughes ages throughout the film, the color gets more sophisticated and full-bodied.
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