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The Aviator is a 2004 American biographical drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, written by John Logan, produced by Graham King and Michael Mann and featuring an ensemble cast starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, Alan Alda, John C. Reilly and Alec Baldwin.

Martin Scorsese directed this fast-moving, epic-scale biopic documenting the life and loves one of the most colorful Americans of the 20th century, Howard Hughes. The Aviator follows Hughes (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) as the twentysomething millionaire, having already made a fortune improving the design of oil-drilling bits, comes to Hollywood with an interest in getting into the picture business. It doesn't take long for Hughes, with his passion for airplanes, to jump from producer to director of his first major film project, a World War I air epic called Hell's Angels, which took three years to complete thanks to the shift from silent to sound filming and Hughes' relentless perfectionism. However, the film was a massive hit, and the eccentric inventor became a mogul in Hollywood, making Jean Harlow (Gwen Stefani) a star and enjoying a romance with Katharine Hepburn (Cate Blanchett). But Hollywood's old-boy network never fully accepted Hughes, and in time his passion for flying began to reclaim his attentions as he began designing new planes, setting air speed records, flying around the world, and risking his life testing aircraft. Hughes also found time to romance Ava Gardner (Kate Beckinsale) and founded his own airline, Trans-World Airlines, though as his ideas became bolder, his approach became more eccentric, and he gained many powerful enemies, including the head of Pan-American Airlines, Juan Trippe (Alec Baldwin), and Senator Ralph Owen Brewster (Alan Alda), who attempted to prove that Hughes' radical design ideas were actually part of an effort to bilk taxpayers for millions of dollars through government contracts.

The film received highly positive reviews with the review tallying website Rotten Tomatoes reporting that 194 out of the 203 reviews they tallied were positive for a score of 87% and certification of "Fresh".Roger Ebert of Chicago Sun-Times gave the film four stars out of four and described the film and its subject, Howard Hughes, in these terms: "What a sad man. What brief glory. What an enthralling film, 166 minutes, and it races past. There's a match here between Scorsese and his subject, perhaps because the director's own life journey allows him to see Howard Hughes with insight, sympathy– and, up to a point, with admiration. This is one of the year's best films."

The Aviator grossed $102,610,330 in the United States and Canada and$111,131,129 overseas. In total, the film has grossed $213,741,459 worldwide.

The Aviator was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director for Scorsese, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actor for Leonardo DiCaprio and Best Supporting Actor for Alan Alda, and winning five for Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Art Direction and Best Supporting Actress for Cate Blanchett.

《The Aviator》 飞行者 一种独一无二的人生














霍华德·休斯(莱昂纳多·迪卡普里奥 饰)出生于美国休士顿,18岁时,他继承父亲德克萨斯州油井的财富,心怀电影梦想移居好莱坞。1926年,他买入125家戏院的控制权,砸下数百万美金拍了实景空战史诗电影《地狱天使》,成为著名的制片人;1935年,他研制出当时打破飞行速度纪录的H-1飞机,到后来计划一拖再拖,坎坷不平的H-4“大力神”型重型运输机的最终试飞,让休斯飞机公司进入全盛时期。








《The Aviator》 飞行者 一种独一无二的人生


Comes to Hollywood with an interest in getting into the picture business

文中的get into是英语中的一个固定搭配,如果你get into a particular kind of work or activity, you manage to become involved in it. 也就是“从事”的意思,比如:He was eager to get into politics.(他渴望从政。)Get into常用于表达“(使)进入;(使)上(车等);(使)到达(某地)”的意思,比如:What time does the train get into Washington?(这趟火车什么时间到达华盛顿?)此外,该搭配较常用的意思还有“穿上(衣、帽、鞋等);渗入;渗透;被接受(入学、入团体等)”等。

Up to a point

文中的up to a point是英语中的一个固定短语,它是“不完全如此;在某种程度上”的意思,比如:Up to a point, the reasons behind this shift are obvious.(在一定程度上,这种转变背后的原因显而易见。)


biopic[?bai?upik] n. 传记电影,传记片

twentysomething[?twentis?mθi?] adj. 二十多个的;二十多岁的

airplane[?ε?plein] n. 飞机

perfectionism[pfekniz?:m] n. 至善论;十全十美主义

eccentric[ik?sentrik] adj. 古怪的,反常的

mogul[?m?uɡ?l] n. 有权势的人;显要人物

senator[?sen?t?] n. 参议员;(古罗马的)元老院议员;评议员,理事

radical[?rædik?l] adj. 激进的;根本的;彻底的

bilk[bilk] vt. 欺骗,诈骗;使受挫折;赖账

taxpayer[?tæks?pei?] n. 纳税人;所收租金只够支付地产税的建筑物

certification[?s?:tifi?kein] n. 证明,保证;检定

glory[?ɡl?:ri] n. 光荣,荣誉;赞颂


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