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The aviator / Warner Bros. Pictures and Miramax Films [and others] ; produced by Sandy Climan [and others] ; written by John Logan ; directed by Martin Scorsese.

Format Video (DVD)
Edition2-disc full-screen ed.
Publication InfoBurbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2005]
Description2 videodiscs (approximately 170 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Other author/creatorScorsese, Martin.
Other author/creatorLogan, John, 1961-
Other author/creatorDiCaprio, Leonardo.
Other author/creatorBlanchett, Cate, 1969-
Other author/creatorBeckinsale, Kate.
Other author/creatorReilly, John C., 1965-
Other author/creatorBaldwin, Alec, 1958-
Other author/creatorAlda, Alan, 1936-
Other author/creatorLaw, Jude, 1972-
Other author/creatorCliman, Sandy.
Other author/creatorWarner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
Other author/creatorMiramax Films.
Other author/creatorWarner Home Video (Firm)
Abstract 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.
General noteDVD release of the 2004 motion picture.
General note"This film has been...formatted to fit your screen"--Container.
General noteSpecial 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.
CreditsDirector of photography, Robert Richardson ; editor, Thelma Schoonmaker ; music, Howard Shore ; costume designer, Sandy Powell ; production designer, Dante Ferretti ; visual effects supervisor, Rob Legato ; special effects supervisor, R. Bruce Steinheimer.
Cast Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, John C. Reilly, Alec Baldwin, Alan Alda, Jude Law.
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13; for thematic elements, sexual content, nudity, language and a crash sequence.
Technical detailsDVD.
LanguageIn English or dubbed French, with English, French or Spanish subtitles.
Awards noteAcademy 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).
Genre/formFeature films.
Genre/formVideo recordings for the hearing impaired.
UPC 085393894023
Publisher number38940 Warner Home Video

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Joyner Compact DVDs PN1997.2 .A953 2005 DVD ✔ Available Place Hold