The Aviator: A Screenplay

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Miramax Books, Dec 15, 2004 - Performing Arts - 194 pages
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Follows the life of Howard Hughes as the twentysomething millionaire, having already made a fortune improving the design of oil-drilling bits, who comes to Hollywood with an interest in getting into the picture business. It doesn't take long for Hughes to jump from producer to director of his first major film project, a World War I air epic. The film was a massive hit, and the eccentric inventor became a mogul in Hollywood, making Jean Harlow a star and enjoying a romance with Katharine Hepburn. But Hollywood's old-boy network never fully accepted Hughes, and in time his passion for flying began to reclaim his attentions. He began designing new planes, setting air speed records, flying around the world, and risking his life testing aircraft. Hughes also found time to romance Ava Gardner and founded his own airline, Trans-World Airlines. As his ideas became bolder and more eccentric, he gained many powerful enemies.

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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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