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The Resource The aviator, Warner Bros. ; Miramax Films ; Initial Entertainment Group ; a Forward Pass/Appian Way/IMF production ; produced by Michael Mann, Sandy Climan, Charles Evans, Jr., Graham King ; written by John Logan ; directed by Martin Scorsese, (videorecording)

The aviator, Warner Bros. ; Miramax Films ; Initial Entertainment Group ; a Forward Pass/Appian Way/IMF production ; produced by Michael Mann, Sandy Climan, Charles Evans, Jr., Graham King ; written by John Logan ; directed by Martin Scorsese, (videorecording)

Label
The aviator
Title
The aviator
Statement of responsibility
Warner Bros. ; Miramax Films ; Initial Entertainment Group ; a Forward Pass/Appian Way/IMF production ; produced by Michael Mann, Sandy Climan, Charles Evans, Jr., Graham King ; written by John Logan ; directed by Martin Scorsese
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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. In time 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
Awards note
Academy 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).
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director 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
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG-13; for thematic elements, sexual content, nudity, language and a crash sequence
Language note
English or dubbed French dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, John C. Reilly, Alec Baldwin, Alan Alda, Ian Holm, Danny Huston, Gwen Stefani, Jude Law, Adam Scott, Matt Ross, Kelli Garner, Frances Conroy, Brent Spiner, Stanley DeSantis, Edward Herrmann, Willem Dafoe
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1961-
  • 1943-
  • 1969-
  • 1965-
  • 1958-
  • 1936-
  • 1955-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Scorsese, Martin
  • Logan, John
  • Mann, Michael
  • DiCaprio, Leonardo
  • Blanchett, Cate
  • Beckinsale, Kate
  • Reilly, John C.
  • Baldwin, Alec
  • Alda, Alan
  • Richardson, Robert
  • Shore, Howard
  • Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
  • Miramax Films
  • Initial Entertainment Group
  • Forward Pass Productions
  • Appian Way (Firm)
  • IMF Productions (Firm)
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
170
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hughes, Howard
  • Air pilots
  • Test pilots
  • Airplanes
  • Billionaires
  • Man-woman relationships
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The aviator, Warner Bros. ; Miramax Films ; Initial Entertainment Group ; a Forward Pass/Appian Way/IMF production ; produced by Michael Mann, Sandy Climan, Charles Evans, Jr., Graham King ; written by John Logan ; directed by Martin Scorsese, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2004
  • Special 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
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1. Feature film -- Disc 2. Special features
Control code
ocm58534463
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
2-disc widescreen ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (approximately 170 min.)
Governing access note
For private home use only
Isbn
9780790795232
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
085393893927
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
38939
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 802057
  • (Sirsi) o58534463
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 surround, stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The aviator, Warner Bros. ; Miramax Films ; Initial Entertainment Group ; a Forward Pass/Appian Way/IMF production ; produced by Michael Mann, Sandy Climan, Charles Evans, Jr., Graham King ; written by John Logan ; directed by Martin Scorsese, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2004
  • Special 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
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1. Feature film -- Disc 2. Special features
Control code
ocm58534463
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
2-disc widescreen ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (approximately 170 min.)
Governing access note
For private home use only
Isbn
9780790795232
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
085393893927
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
38939
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 802057
  • (Sirsi) o58534463
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 surround, stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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