A biopic depicting the life of filmmaker and aviation pioneer Howard Hughes from 1927 to 1947, during which time he became a successful film producer and an aviation magnate, while simultaneously growing more unstable due to severe obsessive-compulsive disorder.
|Release Date||:||December 17, 2004|
|Production Company||:||Miramax Films, Appian Way, Forward Pass, Cappa Productions, Warner Bros., Initial Entertainment Group (IEG), IMF Internationale Medien und Film GmbH & Co. 3. Produktions KG, Mel's Cite du Cinema|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||Martin Scorsese, Martha Pinson, Joseph P. Reidy, John Trujillo|
|Casts||:||Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, John C. Reilly, Alec Baldwin, Alan Alda, Ian Holm, Jude Law, Kelli Garner, Danny Huston, Brent Spiner, Willem Dafoe, Gwen Stefani, Adam Scott, Matt Ross, Frances Conroy, Stanley DeSantis, Keith Campbell, Amy Sloan, Kevin O'Rourke, Nellie Sciutto, Edward Herrmann, Kenneth Welsh, J.C. MacKenzie, Jacob Davich, Sam Hennings, Vince Giordano, Jason Cavalier, Rufus Wainwright, Loudon Wainwright III, Martha Wainwright, Al Dubois, John Koensgen, Harry Standjofski, Josie Maran, Joe Chrest, Justin Shilton, Arthur Holden, Joseph P. Reidy, Stéphane Demers, Yves Jacques, Chris Ufland, Sebastian Tillinger, James Bradford, Francesca Scorsese, Alan Toy, Joe Cobden, Linda Smith, David Purdham, Alan Fawcett, Lisa Bronwyn Moore, Emma Campbell, Vincent Laresca, Matt Holland, Dennis St John, Al Vandecruys, James Rae, Kathleen McAuliffe, Terry Haig, Danielle Franke, Meghan Elizabeth, Elizabeth DeCicco, Elisa Dyann, Isabelle Champeau, Al Coronel|
|Plot Keywords||:||ladykiller, pilot, biography, womanizer, aviation, phobia, u.s. congress, flying boat, test flight|
This movie is important to me. I realize that, as a relatively high budget and heavily marketed film, certain facets of this biopic have been sensationalized. However, the image this movie constructs of the great modern eccentric Howard Hughes is fascinating.
The film is also emotionally powerful. The way the movie depicts Hughes' degenerative mind is haunting. We see the tics evolve, eventually dominating Hughes' personality. It is interesting to indulge in the guided observance of the effects these eccentricities had in Hughes' relationships with other people as both impressive and sad. Gloriously tragic.