A Renaissance man, he succeeds in such wildly divergent endeavors as aviation and Hollywood filmmaking. What was it that made him offer a million dollars to Elizabeth Taylor's mother in exchange for the young star's hand in marriage. That is not the fault of executive producer Roger Gimbel nor writer John Gay. Hepburn has a few extra scenes with Hughes, but literally says she has to go…and does. I am interested by the actual business dealings of Hughes and those around him rather than his marriages and affairs. I saw this movie with the limited opinion that he was just some nut case and came away with the opinion that he was an extraordinary complicated man who let his ego get the better of him.
And DiCaprio, a great actor, did a pretty lame job of depicting Hughes' mental illness in general. Los Angeles Times 12 Oct 1977: g18. In one very important way, this movie is much better: It gives a more realistic, deeper and more thorough look at Hughes' entire life. He also is obsessed with record-breaking in both speed and endurance. The two have a precarious relationship, and as the film asserts, when Dietrich left it was less than cordial.
And, not surprisingly, it helped to launch Jones' career to much greater heights. But due to Kristen's move and the holidays it didn't happen as planned but we still wanted to honor him! But for all his outward dash and brio, Hughes was privately tormented by demons that got the better of him over time. But if you want to get a more accurate, more complete idea of what Howard Hughes, the man, the phenomenon, was really like, this biopic wins hands down. Did Hughes fancy child brides or is Taylor fibbing about her age? Such one-note characterization is a drama-killer. Come for the salaciousness and stay for our talk about plot shenanigans, Sam's optimism, and Kristen making inappropriate comments.
However, for all Hughes' shortcomings when relating to others, Graham allows Tommy Lee Jones to reveal the multi-billionaire had a heart of gold. While it fails to did in as much psychological depth as the later film and doesn't build the same sense of sadness, it is a very full portrait. Alternative movies trailers for The Amazing Howard Hughes More movie trailers, teasers, and clips from The Amazing Howard Hughes:. A Renaissance man, he succeeds in such wildly divergent endeavors as aviation and Hollywood filmmaking. Sidney said Stanley Meyer, the financier, was looking for someone to help write Noah Dietrich's memoirs. Don't ever look for any movie t.
But for all his outward dash and brio, Hughes was privately tormented by demons that got the better of him over time. A few years later, I watched it all the way through, and saw DiCaprio's best scene in the movie, at the hearings. By continuing to use this site, you agree to allow us to store cookies on your computer. It was originally broadcast in two parts on on April 13 and 14, 1977. I guess if you want to see some great performances Blanchett!!! What was his attraction - his money, his fame, his snap brim hat?? So Samantha and Kristen sat down to discuss 1955's Fox Fire. The Aviator told all of that in three hours and kept things lively. I feel sorry for younger people who will never get the chance to see a biopic that would tell a persons story as accurately as they could.
. If you prefer a chic flick with lots of romance and stories that focus about the women in his life, then Aviator wins. Very intense, but not very thorough. Effectively, this turns into a celluloid biography. Overall, it's a more polished, work of cinematic art.
We discuss who could pull off a modern-day interpretation, our love for Miriam Hopkins, and Drea comes up with more new terms. When it was revealed the diaries were fake, the book found a publisher, Fawcett, the next day. At least not one that was made in this country and certainly not one that was done by Americans. In his lifetime Hughes made fortunes in many ways, although the fact that his massive wealth was initially inherited is not glossed over. Fawcett released a million copies but only sold a third of them, which Thomas attributed to Irving's book. So who does Scorsese pick? No copyright infringement is intended.
Graham's careful direction shows its not hard to see why once someone has accrued such vast wealth to the point where money almost has no meaning it becomes harder and harder to trust the people around you. Thomas met with Dietrich and wrote a book about Hughes. I recommend watching that film, or reading a Hughes biography. Original actor Warren Beatty would have been a vivacious Hughes for sure. It's really fascinating to compare this movie against Scorsese's The Aviator.
A short, blond, blue-eyed kid - di Caprio. Roosevelt and a few major stars like Clark Gable had so captured the imagination of his country as had Hughes. Taking a look at the early work of Tommy Lee Jones is always and odd journey. That is the main problem with the production. Los Angeles Times 10 Apr 1977: k4. They struggled to find a publisher due to the fact Clifford Irving had released Hughes' diaries.