• Mild sex and some nudity in this film. Nothing full frontal.
  • A man is naked in his theatre for an extended period. Shadows cover his private areas, but his butt, legs, and torso are all visible in different moments. This scene lasts for awhile
  • A man and woman have sex. Nothing is shown. They start kissing and lay down on a couch (next to each other). The back of her dress is unzipped and you see part of her back. Camera cuts. No nudity
  • Howard Hughes makes out with Ava Gardner. He walks up behind her and kisses her neck while grinding up on her. He then slides his hand under the front of her dress and gropes her breast until she removes his hand.
  • Some talk about ‘screwing.’
  • A man’s bare buttocks are shown several times. This is all in a non-sexual context

Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


After watching this movie for the first time, I actually felt a little uncomfortable. When Howard was a child, he stood in the bathtub. His mother told him that there was a plague outside and he was not safe. Finally, he had another attack of neurosis at the celebration party, so he went to a dark and narrow toilet nearby to avoid seeing people. In the last scene, he couldn’t help mumbling to himself in front of the mirror, which led to the atmosphere of the previous brilliant ending being surrounded by a gloomy and uneasy atmosphere again. It was associated with his anxiety, terror, compulsion and hallucinations when he was ill, which made people feel infinite sadness.

And the first time, I just regarded Huo as a typical “successful person” and regarded him as a pure goal-oriented or perfectionist, so I couldn’t understand his way of dealing with many things. I can’t appreciate such a person: he is not rational enough to learn a lesson; He is capricious and has no rules at the “tactical” level; Although it is said that the debate with congressman Bush at the hearing intended to frame him before the end is almost intact, I still feel that the director has rendered too strong an idealistic atmosphere here, but there is no sense of reality, so I am not so moved as expected.

The second time I watched it, I just wanted to revisit the atmosphere and courage of fighting with powerful figures, but I accidentally understood Howard Hughes.

He is not a success. He is just an emotional dreamer.

When Howard was young, he was born in an era of plague. His mother, who was very nervous about it, instilled too much fear of disease and uncleanness into him in his childhood, so that when he grew up, Howard seemed very clean and often had compulsive behavior. However, in addition, what we see is another kind of madness – the love of flying.

When he first appeared as an adult, he was a young man who looked energetic. He had just inherited Hughes drilling tools from his father, but he was making an epic war film at all costs to prove himself. The first time I saw it, I didn’t understand why he wanted to make the film. His first reaction was that he wanted to be a Hollywood tycoon, but when I looked at it with this idea, I would gradually feel: No, Huo’s idea is too changeable. He makes planes and buys airlines. What does he want? So I habitually guess that he is to pursue a sense of achievement and become a tycoon in the aviation industry. So finally, I watched the first movie with such misunderstanding and had some feelings at the beginning of the article.

In fact, if you take it seriously, after Howard failed to borrow a camera from the then Hollywood tycoons at the coconut forest nightclub, he complained to his media and public relations manager that he must become famous by this film, or he would have to roll back to Houston to be a drilling tool for the rest of his life.

This sentence reveals a very key point: if Howard just wants to pursue achievement, he will continue to grow by using the foundation accumulated by his father in the drilling tool company, which is much more reliable than taking such a big risk to make a film in Hollywood, so he is not a person who is bent on pursuing achievement at all! He has no interest in the operation of drilling tools. The purpose of his film is to get a foothold in Hollywood. And where is Hollywood? A dream place. Why did Howard Hughes get a foothold in Hollywood? In order that he can fully realize and experience his dream of flying without restraint.

It’s a pity that I was as impetuous as I was at that time. I only read these conversations in a hurry without paying attention, so I couldn’t understand them.

And such a person who pursues dreams is almost necessarily emotional, although he has done many things that seem to be done by rational people.

In order to make hell angel, Howard in the film seems to be very goal-oriented. He is fearless at all costs and just tries his best to achieve his goal. However, the driving force after that comes from the continuous vision that he is moving forward to his goal step by step. When he saw “hell angel” on the big screen of the premiere, he was moved to a mess by his own works. He not only shed tears, but also desperately squeezed the hand of his female partner. This is the surge of feelings of people who see their dreams come true gradually, not the sense of strength and superiority that those who pursue achievements will feel.

In addition to his perfectionism tendency, a typical example in the first half of the film is that he asked to order an aircraft that had to smooth all the protruding rivets on the fuselage in order to minimize the wind resistance. He was not satisfied after several tests, but when the aircraft finally had to test fly, it was clear that he had more than 20 test drivers, and his technicians advised him not to take the risk, He said, “why should I let others have fun?” Completely offset all previous impressions. Real perfectionists are always cautious.

When he flew the plane flying above the blue sky, the satisfaction he showed was the happiness of completely indulging in it. This moment was all he dreamed of. So that he would forget the warning about fuel consumption and would rather prolong his stay in flight until he finally had to make a forced landing in a sugar beet field. Fortunately, he was only slightly injured.

At this stage, it can be seen that all his goal oriented and perfectionist behaviors are just tools and exist to serve his dream. When they conflict with his dream, perfectionism and goal orientation will never give way automatically. The second plane crash in the second half of the film is also because Howard stayed in the flight for too long. This time, he was not so lucky. The emergency landing failed. He was seriously injured and almost died. His appearance was photographed by the paparazzi and published in the newspaper, resulting in a sharp drop in his company’s shares. You can say that he is to blame and doesn’t know how to learn a lesson. When the scar is good, he forgets the pain, and some people will never understand or even imagine the happiness he experienced in flight, which further explains the difference between him and the so-called “rational person”.

There are many such examples: he doesn’t read books, but he always pays attention to the latest research on Aerospace Technology in engineering journals; He bought Huanmei Airlines just to “don’t let them hinder us from building planes”. There are also some facts that can directly explain his sensibility. For example, he can tell his company’s future strategy at dinner with his competitors; His performance conscious debate at the hearing began with “if you don’t push too hard, I may accept the insult obediently”; When he asked the newspaper reporter to remove the scandal about his ex girlfriend, he didn’t threaten to do anything about him when he was rejected. Instead, he asked him, “have you ever had an affair? Have you ever stolen or hurt anyone?” The subtext of such a question is: “I hope you can understand who will do something wrong. I think you can realize how hard it is to be bitten by others.” This is a thorough expression of the perceptual.

People who pursue their dreams need to live in self appreciation – I use this sentence to explain Howard’s attitude towards women.

Howard was almost always surrounded by beautiful women, whether before he became famous, after his stable relationship with Catherine Hepburn, or after he broke nine ribs in a plane crash and needed crutches to walk. I read a film review written by a little girl before, saying that it was because “he was lonely” that he lingered among the flowers. I couldn’t cry or laugh. Xiao Huo is definitely not decadent to spoil his because of loneliness. On the contrary, he enjoys it very much. For him, it’s a very good feeling to be accompanied by beautiful women. This feeling is very close to his strong sense of identity after the realization of his dream in flight. In them, he projected a self that satisfied him. Simply put, it’s narcissism.

When he pursued Katherine Hepburn, he flew a seaplane from the clouds and slowly landed on the beach hit by the waves. Then he jumped down from the plane with a cool shape, walked up to her and asked, “I heard you play golf and want to play nine holes?”—— How do you think it’s a premeditated Hunt

However, Kai was not directly stunned by the situation. If so, they probably wouldn’t have further feelings. Huo is the kind of man who likes to challenge. Later AVA Gardner also belongs to the kind of women who are not easy to subdue and bring Huo a sense of challenge. In contrast, those little women who are easily fascinated by his sweet words and generous style will not be around him for a long time, so they can’t occupy enough weight in the film.

“We’re so much alike,” Katherine Hepburn said when she broke up with Howard In fact, they were attracted to each other at first because of their high similarity (except that Kay had no neurosis). However, Kay can appreciate the weird part of Huo. He can find this delicately when he shows his fear of uncleanness. The most important thing is that she is the only woman who can share the happiness of flying with Huo in the whole film. We can also see that Howard, who felt unclean when someone touched a bean on the plate and abandoned the whole plate of food, once took the initiative to share a bottle of milk with him, which was not treated by EVA later. When Catherine took him home to see her parents, she was foolish enough to allow her ex husband to stay at home, and the series of meaningless mutual support that led to the final deadlock between the two people was really something that only two people with very similar personalities would do.

After completely breaking his heart, Kai said, “there are too much Howard · Hughes in Howard · Hughes.” He has only himself in his heart Although it can not be said that it is not well translated, it is obviously not as memorable as the original text. In fact, Kai himself is not so? Two people’s egos are strong. If they maintain a frequency of mutual acceptance, they can enjoy the strong attraction between each other. However, once a problem occurs, they both feel: “I won’t give you what you want, because you didn’t give it to me first.” When Kay offered to break up, Huo said a lot of cruel words in front of her, which seemed not to care. In fact, he was protecting himself. Then he burned all the clothes he had worn when he was with Kay. This kind of catharsis, which seems to completely cut off the connection with others, essentially expresses a kind of despair that “everything has been destroyed”.

What a tragedy.

EVA Gardner belongs to another type. I think she seems to be a real goal oriented person. When Huo and Kaishang were in love, she approached Huo on her own initiative, but acted in a measured manner. When Huo began to pursue her, she never really “occupied”. I think she clearly sees that contact with Howard will help her career situation, so she should maintain such an appropriate distance. So later, when Huo’s neurosis broke out and locked himself in the dark room, Kai came back to him to help him, but he found that he couldn’t do it, tears flowed down and almost cried out of control; AVA can ignore Huo’s obstruction, half forced, but appropriately help him shave, put on a suitable suit, help him overcome his fear of the external environment, and encourage him to say, “you look great!” So there was Howard’s exciting debate and speech at the hearing.

After talking so much, the analysis is always just Howard in the film.

However, it is said that Leonardo, who plays Howard Hughes, was deeply moved after reading Hughes’s biography and wanted to play the legend, so he got the film. After I finally understood the film, I was also deeply moved, so I wrote this article.

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