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 businessman and for him, cinema was a glamorous business and not an art form.
====The many women in Howard Hughes Life====
[[File: Howard Hughes Two.jpg |200px|thumb|left| Katherine Hepburn c1940]]
====Hughes as the aviator====
Scorsese titled in his biopic <i>The Aviator</i> because he believed that Hughes was a unique and important aviation pioneer. The movie accurately shows that Hughes was a lifelong lover of aviation and an innovative aerospace engineer. He had taken flying lessons while still a young man and was an excellent pilot. Scorsese emphasizes that Hughes would not hesitate to take extraordinary personal risks to advance aviation.
<i>The Aviator</i> focuses on Hughes life between when he moved to Los Angeles and flew the Spruce Goose. The movie successfully captures the aspects of Hughes's personalities, complex, tireless, and charisma, that that captivated America in the 1920s through the late 1940s. It also demonstrates how he became increasingly crippled over time his worsening mental illness. However, the film's explanation for the cause of his mental health problems is simplistic.
The movie also shows tries to focuses Hughes's reputation as a womanizer. His relationships with Katherine Hepburn and Ava
Gradner are explored in the movie, but The Avaitor ignores both his marriage and how he sexually harrassed women throughout his movie career.
Hughes was an outstanding pilot who took extraordinary risks. Whether he Scorsese’s motion picture does capture the brilliance and his slow descent into mental illness and even alludes to his later years that were marred by instability
, when he lived as a virtual recluse.
Fay, Stephen, Lewis Chester, and Magnus Linklater. <i>Hoax: the inside story of the Howard Hughes--Clifford Irving affair</i> (New York, Viking Adult, 1972).
Higham, Charles. <i>Howard Hughes: The Secret Life</i> (New York, Macmillan, 2004).