"Aviator" makes a smooth landing
After 91 days of principal photography, the Martin Scorsese-directed biopic about Howard Hughes wrapped - just one day over schedule (And that was due to fire damage) according to Army Acherd's latest column in Variety.
Producer Graham King indicates things seemed to move smoothly - "We were on time and on budget -- just south of $110 million. When we got the script (by John Logan) we were ready to go. I couldn't believe it. And it's bigger than we ever imagined".
We can also see Hughes' famous plane in action - "In Montreal, the Coconut Grove nightclub was reproduced as was the interior of the Spruce Goose. Leo, as Hughes, is seen at the controls as it takes off for its brief flight.
The crash of Hughes' small plane in Beverly Hills was reproduced in Palos Verdes; the crash in a Ventura beet field, in Oxnard. An airport in San Bernardino was also put into play".
goddamn! 110 million, jeezus chreyest! there's no way this'll make its money back. what are the studios thinking giving him all that money? and where the hell is it going? theres no action or cgi? all for the sets, and so he can shoot it really pretty?