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Uniform Title Aviator (Motion picture : 2004)
Title The aviator [videorecording] / Warner Bros. Pictures and Miramax Films presents in association with Initial Entertainment Group; a Forward Pass/Appian Way/IMF production ; produced by Michael Mann, Sandy Climan, Graham King, Charles Evans, Jr. ; written by John Logan ; directed by Martin Scorsese.

Imprint Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2005]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Library Connection DVD    AVI    Available
Edition 2-disc full-screen ed.
Description 2 videodiscs (ca. 170 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 surround, stereo.
Language English or dubbed French dialogue, optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Cast Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, John C. Reilly, Alec Baldwin, Alan Alda, Jude Law.
Credits Director of photography, Robert Richardson ; editor, Thelma Schoonmaker ; music, Howard Shore.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 2004.
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13; for thematic elements, sexual content, nudity, language and a crash sequence.
Summary 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. 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.
Note 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.
Awards Academy Awards, USA, 2005: Oscar - Best Achievement in Art Direction (Dante Ferretti (art director), Francesca Lo Schiavo (set decorator)); Best Achievement in Cinematography (Robert Richardson); Best Achievement in Costume Design (Sandy Powell); Best Achievement in Editing (Thelma Schoonmaker); Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Cate Blanchett).
Contents Disc 1. The aviator -- Disc 2. Bonus materials.
Subject Hughes, Howard, 1905-1976 -- Drama.
Test pilots -- Drama.
Air pilots -- Drama.
Motion picture producers and directors -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Genre/Form Biographical films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Mann, Michael, 1943-
Climan, Sandy.
King, Graham, 1961-
Evans, Charles, Jr., 1962-
Logan, John, 1961-
Scorsese, Martin.
DiCaprio, Leonardo.
Blanchett, Cate, 1969-
Beckinsale, Kate.
Reilly, John C., 1965-
Baldwin, Alec, 1958-
Alda, Alan, 1936-
Law, Jude, 1972-
Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
Miramax Films.
Initial Entertainment Group.
Forward Pass Productions.
Appian Way (Firm)
IMF Productions (Firm)
Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN 0790795248
Standard No. 085393894023
Music No. 38940 Warner Home Video

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