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Diamond review  Flying High

Advantages: Fantastic performances, good script, great direction
Disadvantages: It's long and Hughes' motivation isn't always clear

Mention Howard Hughes and most people will imagine a bearded, bedraggled old recluse scared of germs. Certainly, that’s how he ended his days, but “The Aviator” is more concerned with his life as a young man. Hughes had three passions; movies, women and ( ...

afy9mab 20.01.2005 · Read full review
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The Plight of the Aviator

Advantages: A insight into the life, work and illness of Howard Hughes
Disadvantages: Omits important facts. Drags in places.

...In 1976, Howard Hughes died a reclusive billionaire. For the last two decades, very little is known of his life. Not surprising as Hughes had bought himself a room which he never left. In fact, so changed was his appearance at his death fingerprints had t ...

MAFARRIMOND 18.02.2005 · Read full review
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Evidence for the Scorsese Slide

Advantages: A cut above the standard Hollywood blockbuster
Disadvantages: Below par for a Martin Scorsese picture.

...This is a review written for university in the style of Sight and Sound magazine. Please excuse the sniffy attitude (and general lack of journalistic ability.) Martin Scorsese’s latest picture The Aviator marks certain continuing trends in his work spe ...

everyplatewebreak 04.03.2005 · Read full review
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Scorsese Flying High?

Advantages: Some outstanding performances, excellent visually, like the usual Scorsese epic
Disadvantages: Di Caprio got weaker in the lead role as the film went on, half an hour too long, poor ending

It was going to be the film that finally won Martin Scorsese the Oscar he had been longing for so long. He was of course beaten to it by Clint Eastwood and Million Dollar Baby. So having seen Eastwood’s contribution I had to see The Aviator and find out t ...

Andy.mack 06.04.2005 · Read full review
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Stylish, Snappy and Slick - a well made biopic

Advantages: Immersive/very stylish, music, cast,
Disadvantages: Slightly slow plot/dialogue heavy, surreal aspects may put some off?

... - Story - This film portrays the career of film director and pilot Howard Hughes, from the late 1920s to the 1940s. - More Info., Thoughts & Opinions - **This section pretty much inevitably contains some minor details which some people ...

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