[WWI] Movie Review

Ed Ingersoll ingersollle at gru.net
Mon Jan 3 22:04:13 EST 2005

Didn't the crash site make you feel like you where in the plane!!!
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From: "J.R. Boye" <mercyandhope at juno.com>
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Sent: Monday, January 03, 2005 1:35 PM
Subject: [WWI] Movie Review

>     I went to see "The Aviator" last night with my wife and daughter, and
> had a really great time. The period settings, music and acting are
> excellent, and the story isn't exaggerated too much. The computer
> graphics seem to be kept to a minimum, and used only where necessary,
> notably in the Spruce Goose flight scene.
>    The beginning of the movie has a number of shots of the filming of
> "Hells Angels", and this I found really satisfying. The Fokker D.VIIs and
> S.E. 5as look very realistic, ( Hughes used real ones in "Hells Angels"),
> and move and sound convincing. I'm not sure of all the techniques that
> were used here, but they are superb. In one scene I spotted a Thomas
> Morse, also actually used as a stand-in, so the research here is
> surprisingly thorough.
>        The other aviation scenes are just as incredible, and leave room
> for only a little nit-picking. I'm just glad this film was made, and the
> Hughes story is told. My daughter was a little wary of an "airplane
> movie", but it is so much more that she really liked it too. 
>       I really like well done historical pictures ( Seabiscuit, October
> Sky, Ray ) and this one is right up there with those, so go see it.
>                                                                 J.R. Boye

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