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Yeah, the Aviator actually has a scene where Hughes is dining with the well-to-do family of Katherine Hepburn, and has some line about how the "only people who don't care about money are the ones who've always had it." Of course the drill-bit lease money meant Howard was born with a platinum spoon in his mouth. Almost nothing Hughes did on his own initiative actually made any money.
The Spirit of St, Louis was directed by Billy Wilder, not William Wellman. However the error is understandable. A member of the "Lafayette Escadrille, Wellman loved to make films about flying, so it would have been normal for him to be directing the film about Lindbergh. By the way, the reason that Wilder (usually known for his film noir like "Sunset Blvd." and his social commentaries like "The Apartment") did this film was that the story was based on a book of the same name by Lindbergh that won the Pulitzer Prized in the 1950s. Lindbergh died in 1971, and by that time the public had basically forgiven him for his really big social and political blunders. The story about his bigamist marriage in Germany did not become known until the 1980s.
Lakota Sioux represent! Lol. The funny thing about my heritage is, my roots lie on the side of Red Cloud and Crazy Horse, whereas my sister ( who has a different father than me) has roots one the side of Co. Reno. Even more amusing is the fact that we never really got along very well.
Dude, THE AVIATOR actually did include the fact that Hughes had a huge drill bit inheritance. Yes, it made copious use of the fact that Hughes himself insisted that he was a "self-made millionaire," but it didn't leave out the fact that he absolutely was not.
#2 Patton. You missed a couple of major points. 1st the opening of the movie. Patton's speech was edited heavily. The real speech was far to profane for the movie. The other thing I want to point out is the 3rd armies cutting across France. In 72 hours they moved further and faster than any army in history and likely will never be replicated.
I've followed your channel since 2014 and I've seen the vast majority of your videos and I'm pretty sure your narrative has never let me down, besides your accent is wonderful and I've improved my listening thanks to you :D
Your researcher missed the mark a bit when they looked into The Aviator.
At the beginning of the movie, they clearly point out that Hughes had amassed the largest PRIVATE air force in the world, not the largest air force.
Also, he is not portrayed as a self made man either. It is clearly pointed out at the beginning of the movie that he just inherited his father's business and the money with it.
Wow. A bald British queer complaining about successful Americans. Who would have thought. By the way, without Patton your white apologetic self would be living under an Arian riche and speaking German rather than your diluted diversity enrichment self hate
In regards towards Hughes not being a talented pilot, just remember that he designed and built the H-1 racer which broke the speed record for land-based planes, established two cross-continental speed records (one of which was performed in the H-1), and broke the record for the fastest circumnavigation of the world.
Actually, from the very first scene, "The Aviator" clearly establishes that Hughes was a "silver spoon" baby. And the flying sequences make it clear that he was a lousy aviator. I mean, flying all the gas out of a plane and crashing, just because he was having too much fun, is not something anyone with normal bat brains would do, much less a seasoned aviator.
"revolutionising industry with amazing products" ...Jobs did that? And I thought he was just a shameless businessman who knew how to steal and claim it as his own.
However: I am glad people slowly start to realize that people like Zuckerberg and Jobs aren't saviors, heroes or "important" but rather are the core of the problems our society has: Ruthless moneymaking and greed.
First--It's Yak-a maw Canutt...NOT Ya-Key-muh. Second--there has been no evidence that Custer wore buckskins at Little Bighorn. That is a fiction. Third--Patton was a general in World War 2, not 1. You really need to get which war was which figured out. Or get another researcher/writer, or editor.
Hey Simon, you should've WATCHED thE Howard Hughes movie. They clearly talked about his inheritence of this Toolco company from his father. The research on your channel often leaves a lot to be desired.
Lindbergh was actually right in what he said if we look at how society has fallen. Europe is now a libeal cesspool that is starting collapse. They are even letting in the people (Muslims) that hate everything about western and christian culture. The US unfortunately isn't that far behind Europe.
In 1942, Howard Hughes crashed a prototype aircraft in Los Vegas, and suffered dreadful head and BRAIN injury. The damaged brain was responsible for most of the strange behaviour. Why doesn’t Holly wood show this truthfully?
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A film I saw many times on tv in my youth was "Edison the Man" with Spencer Tracy. Almost all of it was made up and he was portrayed as someone who wanted to help the world with better light to see. In truth Edison was just out for money and shook up anyone who dared go after his inventions. But as a kid, I thought he was a humble genius.
Also, Edison didn't invent a lot of his "inventions," but took them from others. The best known case is the lightbulb, which Edison didn't invent (it was invented and patented by Joseph Swan) , but marketed it brilliantly. Another common misapprehension is that Bell invented the telephone. He didn't. It was invented by an Italian, Antonio Meucci, in 1849 and developed by a Frenchman, Charles Bourseul in 1854—Graham Bell got on the bandwagon in 1876.
Boy, was Lindbergh glossed over. He didn't have just one mistress, he had THREE of them, with children from each relationship. Two of the women were sisters, and the other one a secretary, I believe. He was juggling the three relationships all the while married to his wife Anne Morrow Lindbergh.
Aaaaaactually... Custer is a very interesting person and your comments about him aren't exactly accurate. I've read quite a lot about him and I've been to Fort Abraham Lincoln near Bismarck ND. He actually tried very hard to fight for the rights of the natives. In the end, however, he was a soldier and he believed in following orders. I'm not saying that those orders were right and the Indian Wars after the American Civil War are a very complicated topic... but... your categorization of Custer isn't quite fair. He's a pretty complicated fellow and I wouldn't put him on the 'bad guy' list.
@Kaninma But that's not on Custer. I'm not talking about the Indian Wars. My issue with Custer is that Custer himself gets blamed or shouldered for a lot of the blames and excesses of the Indian Wars and what TRULY amazes me is that Sherman kinda gets off scott free as he's the mighty hero of the American Civil war. I mean, it was Sherman who said 'The more Indians we can kill... the less will have to be killed the next war, for the more I see of these Indians, the more convinced I am that they all have to be killed or be maintained as a species of paupers.'
My point is though, I can think of many many worse people that movies have been made about than Custer. Custer is just branded on the American psyche.
Look at what happened to Black Kettle's peaceful band of southern Cheyenne on the Washita as a result of Custer's attack. I've also been to Fort Abraham Lincoln, as well as Little Bighorn (The Greasy Grass) and Washita.
Maybe the name should match the story we know from the moment we know it. If not, make it with a different name. Or we can all start making alternate life movies for posterity and go bananas off camera?
I appreciate that you don't have time to cover all of this, but you've failed to mention Patton's voice. George C. Scott was a committed Liberal, and it could be argued that his decision to change Patton's rather whingeing, annoying tones to that of a gruff Alpha Male's was a form of next-level satire. He's portraying him as the man he thought he was, but never really could be.
(What Patton did was incredible, but he was a bit of an arse).
HoshiSanada Not quite. Patton didn’t believe that PTSD (then called Shell Shock) was a real thing. He wasn’t try to “cure” anyone. He was trying to shame the soldier he struck. Like I said.... he was a TREMENDOUS arse.
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