Tucker: The Man and His Dream
Plot Summary: The true story of Preston Tucker, the innovative automobile designer, who was frustrated, and ultimately destroyed, in his efforts to manufacture the perfect American car in the years following World War II.
The plot I found to be thoroughly enjoyable, and it was still educational in the fact that you learned about the man and the story of the roadblocks that were put in front of his dream. The film strikes a balance between focusing on Tucker and his car, though sometimes it is unbalanced in my eyes. Despite this it certainly was an interesting plot to see on film, even if it doesn't tell the story with 100% historical accuracy.
The direction of the film was brilliant in my opinion. The way Francis Ford Coppola had scene transitions which were outstanding. Blending scenes from being in one room and suddenly we're in another location seamlessly, I felt this was a great directing choice. The film has style shots and they actually meant something unlike some films which set up shots for no reason.
Speaking of Howard Hughes, Dean Stockwell had a great but brief cameo as Hughes in the film.
This film was a good look at the legacy of Preston Tucker, even if it was shown from the perspective of an outsider. It could have used a closer look at the man himself what made him tick etc., where as the real "star" of this film is the car. A good picture nonetheless.