A whole bunch of good films came out recently, which I didn’t have the time to watch. One of them is “The Aviator“.
The three movies of his that I liked were about passion. “Goodfellas” was about the bunch of guys who passionatly wanted to become accepted as a crime syndicate. They did everything they could for their dream to come true. And there is a huge drama at the end when they don’t succeed. “Casino” is about another guy, who’s passion is his casino. He works hard to maintain one and to manouver between other sharks who want to get it. There is again a huge drama by the end, when he falls. “The Aviator” is also about passion. It is about a guy who loves aviation so much that he puts his whole life into it, with everything that he has. This time though, Scorsese allows his main character to succeed. It’s not that much of a happy ending though. Imagine the guy who is handicapped by airplane crash, who is under the investigation by the government, who is pressed by the monopoly of Pan American airlines… and he whispers in delirum “It is the future… it is the future… it is the future…”. In fact, the end can be seen as a demise of a person, but a success of his idea. Pretty sad.
There are many more sides to the film than directorship though. Acting, for example. There was plenty of great acting in this film. Leonardo DiCaprio did really great. I was really impressed. There were a lot of supporting characters in the movie and they old did good too. The casting was really exceptional.
There was a lot of great music. Jazz was present though out the film and helped in setting the atmosphere. It also helped in keeping the audience in the past. There wasn’t a lot of other details that reminded of the past, so the music really helped.
Another side of the film that I liked was linguistic. There were few excellent accents, which I wasn’t much familiar with and that I had trouble understanding at first. Some sounded southern, some I didn’t even have an idea.
Anyway, the film is very interesting from many perspectives, and is surely much more than just worth the time. Make an efforst – watch it.