The Aviator: A Screenplay

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Miramax Books, Dec 15, 2004 - Performing Arts - 194 pages
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The companion screenplay to the highly anticipated Miramax film directed by Martin Scorsese, releasing on December 17, 2004. Based on the life and times of Howard Hughes, The Aviator tells the story of aviation pioneer Hughes (Leonardo DiCaprio), the eccentric billionaire industrialist and Hollywood film mogul famous for romancing some of the most beautiful women of his time. The drama recounts the years of his life from the late 1920s through the 1940s, an epoch when Hughes was directing and producing Hollywood movies and test flying innovative aircrafts he designed and created. Incredible ensemble cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Jude Law, Kate Beckinsdale, and Gwen Stefani. Foreword by Academy Award-nominated director Martin Scorsese. Academy Award-nominated screenwriter First ever Vanity Fair screenplay excerpt in January 2005 issue. Book mentions in national print ads for the film

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John Logan's work as a screenwriter includes "Hugo", "Coriolanus", "Rango", "Sweeney Todd", "The Aviator", "Gladiator", "The Last Samurai", "Any Given Sunday", and "RKO 281". A major playwright, Logan received the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critic Circle, and Drama League awards for his play "Red", and is the author of more than a dozen plays. A graduate of Northwestern, he lives in New York City

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