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Postby BlueWater on Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:18 pm

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Hugo is a 2011 3D adventure drama film based on Brian Selznick's novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret about a boy who lives alone in a Paris railway station and the enigmatic owner of a toy shop there. It is directed by Martin Scorsese and written by John Logan.It is a co-production of Graham King's GK Films and Johnny Depp's Infinitum Nihil.

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In 1931, Hugo Cabret, a young boy whose mother has died, lives with his father, a master clockmaker in Paris. Hugo's father takes him to see films and loves the films of Georges Méliès best of all. Hugo's father dies in a museum fire, and Hugo is taken away by his uncle, an alcoholic watchmaker who is responsible for maintaining the clocks in the railway station. His uncle teaches him to take care of the clocks, then disappears. Hugo lives between the walls of the station, maintaining the clocks, stealing food and working on his father's most ambitious project: repairing a broken automaton — a mechanical man who is supposed to write with a pen. Hugo steals mechanical parts in the station to repair the automaton, but he is caught by a toy store owner who takes away Hugo's blueprints for the automaton. The automaton is missing one part — a heart–shaped key.
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Hugo movie

Postby BlueWater on Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:25 pm

Source: http://www.npr.org/2011/11/23/142505507/hugo-a-dazzling-3-d-display-of-movie-magic

In Hugo, Martin Scorsese has hired himself a bunch of A-plus-list artists and techies, and together they've crafted a deluxe, gargantuan train-set of a movie in which the director and his 3-D camera can whisk and whizz and zig and zag and show off all his expensive toys — and wax lyrical on the magic of movies.

The source is Brian Selznick's illustrated novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret, which takes place in 1930 and centers on an orphaned 12-year-old, played in the film by Asa Butterfield, who lives in a flat in the bowels of the Paris station.

Source:http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/arts/scorseses-hugo-is-a-fantastic-celebration-of-cinema/story-fn9n8gph-1226236538735

A FRIEND recently remarked that she didn't enjoy Woody Allen's whimsical Midnight in Paris, one of my 10 best films of last year, because she didn't like the film's time-travel fantasy theme.

The same friend likes movie musicals, so presumably did not object when Gene Kelly, in An American in Paris, sings a Gershwin ballad on a Paris street and a full (unseen) orchestra accompanies him.
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