- 11:56 AM, Feb 17
Aviator" is about the early life of Howard Hughes. It begins as a young Hughes directs one of Martin Scorsese's favorite films, "Hell's Angels". Hughes was so obsessed with perfection in the aerial sequences that he waits forever for perfect conditions, right down to cloud formations. The film ends in 1946, when Hughes was still a dashing young man and romancing actresses like Ava Gardner and Katharine Hepburn.