The Aviator 2004

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The Aviator In 1913 in Houston, as eight year-old Howard Hughes’ mother gives him a bath and teaches him to spell “quarantine” in 1913, she informs Howard Hughes about the recent cholera outbreak in Houston: “You are not safe.” In 1927, he directs his film The Hell’s Angels and recruits Noah Dietrich as his assistant to oversee the daily operations of his business empire. Following the success of The Jazz Singer, the first film that was partially symbiotic, Hughes becomes obsessed with shooting his film realistically, and decides to transform the film to sound film. While the film is an enormous success, Hughes remains unsatisfied with the result and demands the film to be edited after its Hollywood premiere. He is romantically involved with actress Katharine Hepburn, who helps to ease his symptoms from worsening obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The Aviator HD

In 1935, Hughes test flies the H-1 Racer and pushes the aircraft to new speeds even though it crashes in a field of beets when the aircraft ran out of fuel. Three years later, he smashes the world record of traveling around the globe in four days. He then bought majority ownership in Transcontinental & Western Air. Juan Trippe, a rival company chairman and Pan American World Airways (Pan Am) chairman, convinces Owen Brewster to introduce the Community Airline Bill. This will give Pan Am exclusive access to international air travel. Hepburn is tired of Hughes his eccentricity and workaholic lifestyle, and leaves him for fellow actor Spencer Tracy. Hughes soon finds a new love interest with the 15 year old Faith Domergue and later, actress Ava Gardner. Hughes still has feelings for Hepburn and bribes an editor to keep the news about Tracy and Tracy out of the media.

In the late 1940s, Hughes contracted two projects in cooperation with the Army Air Forces in the mid-1940s, one of which was an aircraft that could be used as a spy plane and the other for the development of a troop transport vehicle to be used in World War II. Hughes completed the XF-11 reconnaissance aircraft in 1947, with the H-4 Hercules still in construction. Then, he takes it on an initial test flight. Hughes is badly injured when one of the engines crashes in mid-flight. The Army cancels its purchase for the H-4 Hercules but Hughes persists in the development with his own money. Dietrich informs Hughes that he must choose between financing the airline or his own flying boat. Hughes orders Dietrich that he mortgage the assets of TWA to help keep the development going.

As his OCD gets worse, Hughes becomes increasingly paranoid placing microphones in his home and tapping Gardner’s phone lines to keep track of her, until she kicks Hughes out of her home. The FBI searched Hughes’ home to find for evidence of war profiteering. Hughes was shocked to discover dirt had been tracked through his house. Hughes is hesitant to offer TWA to Hughes Brewster, and Brewster proposes to reduce costs. Hughes’ OCD symptoms become extreme, and he retreats into an isolated “germ-free zone” for three months. Trippe decides to Brewster call him in for the purpose of a Senate investigation, confident that Hughes won’t show up. Gardner visits him and personally grooms and dresses him to prepare for the hearing. He asks for her hand in marriage, and she laughs and says that the man is “too insane” for her.

Hughes is reenergized and poised to stand up against Brewster’s accusations, charges Trippe of accepting payments for bribes. Hughes announces that he will commit to the completion of the H-4 aircraft, and that he will leave the country if he is unable to make it fly. Brewster’s bill was quickly defeated. After flying the plane successfully, Hughes speaks with Dietrich and his engineer Glenn Odekirk, regarding a new jetliner that is being developed for TWA. He starts to see men wearing germ-resistant suits and is struck by an anxiety attack. As Odekirk locks him up in an bathroom while Dietrich takes him to a doctor, Hughes begins to have flashbacks to his childhood, his love for aviation and his ambition for success and reciting over and over again, “the way of the future”.