Monday, January 24, 2005
Mrs. Three Cent and I recently watched "The Aviator" starring Leo DiCaprio. I'm no fan of DiCaprio, but he did a good job portraying the eccentric Howard Hughes. And it is an entertaining, well made movie. However, it does not stand up as well (what movie ever does?)as Richard Hack's biography entitled, "Hughes: The Private Diaries and Memos." Hack's work is quite thorough, and covers Hughes' entire life. It is an excellent book and the reader will have a complete understanding of all Mr. Hughes' varied and amazing accomplishments. He was more than an obsessive-compulsive and paranoid aviator, but an inventor, movie maker, world-class golfer and ruthless businessman.