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DarkJade’s Films of Meaning – The Aviator

by DarkJade

Every now and then a Film is Made, where it feels like a Piece of your Culture’s History has been Potentially Represented…

Such was the case with The Aviator… As I am an American.

But in Truth, I do believe, Howard Hughes’ Impact Reached Much Further than just The United States.

When Director Martin Scorsese set out to do this Film, he had no idea how Large the Scope would be… Not until he started to work on the film, and quickly realized how Large everything was that Hughes Touched…

From his Film Hell’s Angels, which literally took years to make, and Millions upon Millions upon Millions of dollars… (I own this Film by the way, it is Simply Awesome)

To Dating the Biggest Stars of the time (Yes, that’s Gwenn Stefani Playing Jean Harlow)

And Ava Gardner (Played Exceptionally Well By Kate Beckinsale)

And even Katherine Hepburn, who he actually appeared to have loved…

Now Katherine Hepburn was Played by Cate Blanchett, and let me tell you, she Played This Role to the Hilt…


As Apparently a Few Others seemed to feel as well…

More Specifically, a Guy Named Oscar

But Larger than all of that, was The Hercules

Better Known as “The Spruce Goose“…

But in truth, it wasn’t a Specific Plane that was so Huge to Howard Hughes… It was Aviation itself that seemed to Captivate him in the Deepest Way…

More than the Money… More than the Fame… One Might say, more than Life itself…

The Man Just Loved anything, and all things, related to Aviation.

Which leads us to the Actor Who Played the Infamous Howard Hughes…

None other than the Star Powered, Leo (Leonardo) DiCaprio

A Man who knows a bit about being in the Spotlight just about as well as any other Human, after his Overwhelming Success with James Cameron’s Titanic

And he was Truly Tremendous in this…

But I can go on and on about how Powerful the Acting Performances are in this Film…

And how Martin Scorsese, once again, takes us into another World…

Another time…

And The Music

Don’t even get me started about the Music… Howard Shore’s Film Score is Utterly Epic

And Simply Sweeping

Yes, it’s True…

All of the Essential Pieces to pull off a Film of this Magnitude and Scope were in place…

But the reason to see this Film is This Man…

Howard Hughes

A Visionary… A Legend… An American Icon

And More Than that…

An Aviator

Thanks for Listening/Reading

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