This is a movie makes a big social statement while telling a great story. It was one of two films that made 1967 Sidney Poitier’s year.
This film found greater success with the United States preparing to join the fight in World War II.
Howard Hughes was a billionaire, a genius, and an eccentric recluse. This one tells some of that story.
“That’s the real question isn’t it: why? The how and the who is just scenery for the public. Oswald, Ruby, Cuba, The Mafia, keeps ’em guessing like some kind of parlor game, prevents ’em from asking the most important question: why? Why was Kennedy Killed? Who benefited? Who has the power to cover it up? Who?” – Donald Sutherland as X
“Sometimes I wonder if I’ve changed so much my wife is even going to recognize me, whenever it is that I get back to her. And how I’ll ever be able to tell her about days like today.” – Tom Hanks as Captain Miller
My complete list of Oscar predictions, winners, and other thoughts.
My picks for the 88th Academy Awards.
“Something festers in the heart of Middle-Earth. Something that you have failed to see. But the Great Eye has seen it. Even now he presses his advantage. His attack will come soon. You’re all going to die. But you know this don’t you, Gandalf?” – Christopher Lee as Saruman