Marilee J. Layman (mjlayman) wrote,
Marilee J. Layman

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The Aviator

I was just running through some online history because this movie didn't match what I knew of Howard Hughes' life. It's an interesting (though overlong, at 2:50) movie, but it isn't completely accurate. It covered his movies, particularly Hell's Angels, and his airplane then airline company, but it invented false antagonists for TWA (his airline company). It also played up OCD, which he may not have had, and other types of mental illness, and put the closed-in-a-room period earlier in his life than it really happened. We see him dating Kate Hepburn and Ava Gardner, but he dated a lot of women and was never very serious with them. It's not a bad movie, but I would recommend reading a good bio instead.
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