→Howard Hughes and the Movies
====Howard Hughes and the Movies====
<i>The Aviator</i> shows Hughes spending a lot of time in Hollywood both as a producer and a party animal. In this regard, the movie's portrayal was accurate because Hughes was an integral part of early Hollywood. Hughes uncle had been a writer and one of the early scriptwriters in Los Angeles. Because of Hughes profitable oil business was able to use his money to make films and operate outside of the early studio system .ref>Barlett, p. 45</ref>
The movie shows how Hughes invested heavily in the film <i>Hell’s Angels</i> a World War I epic about the airplane dogfight. Scorsese accurately shows that Hughes went wildly over budget as portrayed and lost a great deal of money. <i>The Aviator</i> portrays Hughes as gambling everything that he had on this movie despite being a novice in the industry.
Scorsese’s biopic accurately chronicles Hughes involvement in filmmaking. It correctly shows him as willing to back risky and controversial subjects. At the time there was a growing conservative backlash against Hollywood and there was increasing censorship of the cinema. Hughes did push back against this and he was frequently in trouble with censors over movies such as Scarface and The Outlaw.
Scorsese shows Hughes being influenced by Katherine Hepburn about censorship and as a result, he takes a principled approach to the issue as a result in the movie. In reality, Hughes disliked censorship because he believed that it was financially bad for box-office. He was always a
business man and for him cinema was a glamorous business and not an art form.
====The many women in Howard Hughes Life====