All I can say is “wow.” Another awesome biopic, this one about the life of Howard Hughes. It’s often been said that there is a fine line between genius and insanity, and I think this sums up Mr. Hughes pretty well. The guy was just plain brilliant, and fearless – and yet strangely paranoid at the same time. Early scenes hint at the source of the neuroses, but I don’t know if anyone really knows for sure what went though the man’s head.
Martin Scorsese directed – I’m a fan, and this is the best I’ve seen from him. Leonardo DiCaprio plays Howard Hughes convincingly – a very strong performance, and he won the Golden Globe for it this year. Cate Blanchett plays Katharine Hepburn. Wasn’t as thrilled with her, seemed kind of caricature-ish. Story is tight, cinematography is beautiful. This is one of my favorites for 2004.