The Aviator

The Aviator is an Academy Award-winning 2004 biographical drama film, directed by Martin Scorsese. It is a biopic of the aviation pioneer Howard Hughes, following his life from the late 1920s through the 1940s, a time when Hughes was directing and producing Hollywood movies as well as test piloting his own groundbreaking new aircraft, all while dealing with severe obsessive-compulsive disorder.


You may be directing this movie, Howard. But what you're asking- we can't do it!

Don't tell me I can't do it; don't tell me it can't be done!

The gyro forces are too much here. You send these planes into simultaneous barrel roles they won't make it!

It's the goddamn climax of the picture Frank, all right, you make it work! Look decrease the vertical trajectory if you have to a Le Rhône rotary won't stall at 60 degrees- I've done it!

Howard, we need to cut that sequence down, we don't have enough cameras.

No, no we're not cuttin' anything! I'll get those extra cameras, set up for rehearsal's in five!

Howard, this is Mr. Dietrich.

Dietrich. You're man on the come! I read your resume and talked to your references. You know what I'm lookin' for?!

Noah Dietrich:
Well as I understand it you're looking for a second-in-command at Hughes Tools; someone to oversee the financial aspects of the business-

Yeah, I'm lookin' for somebody to run it and do a damn good job. Look, there's really only one thing you gotta know! My folks... they're gone now! So it's my money! Now what I choose to do with that money may seem crazy to those sons-a-bitches in Houston - and I'm sure as hell it does - but it all makes good sense to me, you got that?

Got it.

Good. Now you made what uh... five thousand dollars a year your last job; I'll pay you ten thousand!

Guess I'll be working twice as hard!

You'll be workin' four times as hard; I just got you half price, Mr. Dietrich. Welcome aboard. You're my voice now, make 'em understand that- look, some of those fine folks down there still callin' me Junior. You tell 'em its Mister Hughes now!

So when do we go to Houston?

We don't. Cholera epidemic in 1913, two thousand dead; whole place is nothin' but pestilential swamp. Typhus, malaria, cholera, yellow fever, you name it they got it. You see that, Mr. Dietrich! You are lookin' at the largest private air force in the entire world! What do you think of that now?!

Well... It's your money!


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