Comments: Quick Movie Recommendation

Oh, I agree: The Aviator is a really good movie. Alec Baldwin's portrayal of Juan Trippe did a lot towards rehabilitating Mr. Baldwin in my estimation. Blanchett's rendition of Katharine Hepburn was really good, except that she apparently nailed the accent, which was like nails on a chalkboard. "Golllllllllleeee, Howaaaaahd!" Yikes. When you could understand what she was saying, it was somewhat terrifying to behold.

The one thing that I was waiting for during the Senate hearings was the quip of something to the effect that, "During the war, I got 1% of the contracts. Now, I'm getting 99% of the investigation", but maybe Hughes never actually said that. I never knew that Pan Am had made an effort at being the American international air carrier by law rather than default.

And of course Hughes had the wisdom to choose the most beautiful piston-engined airliner ever made, the Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation. Ditto its longer-legged cousin, the L-1649A Starliner. That counts for something in my book.

Posted by The Country Pundit at September 20, 2005 07:58 AM