|Martin Scorsese Director||previously directed George Harrison: Living in the Material World|
A young orphan living alone in the clock tower of a large Paris train station devotes all of his time attempting to fix an enigmatic automaton passed down from from his father. Upon his meeting an old toy shop owner, the mystery of the automaton begins unfolding in strange ways.
The automaton in the film actually has real life counterparts--in particular, it seems to be a hybrid of two famous automata, "the writer" and "the drawer". These were intricate automata built by the Jaquet-Droz family, which would theoretically be capable of drawing a picture as complex as the one shown in the film1 More Trivia
The classic silent film by Georges Méliès is featured prominently in the movie.12 More Movie References
I used to look at this entire city as a machine. Machines never come with extra parts. Just exactly what they need. I thought that, if this is a machine then there's no way that I don't belong. There's a reason I need to be here.
|Asa Butterfield||Hugo Cabret|
|Chloë Grace Moretz||Isabelle|
|Ben Kingsley||Georges Méliès|
|Sacha Baron Cohen||Station Inspector|
|Jude Law||Hugo's Father|
|Christopher Lee||Monsieur Labisse|
|Helen McCrory||Mama Jeanne|
|Michael Stuhlbarg||Rene Tabard|
|Ray Winstone||Uncle Claude|
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Hugo is based on the popular 2007 illustrated children's book The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick. Director Martin Scorsese was encouraged by friends and family to adapt the film, saying it was perfect for him. In an interview with Jon Stewart Scorsese half-jokingly mentioned that his wife had told him to "make something our son can watch for once". There were several false starts on the project before it finally got underway with Scorsese at the helm.
Hugo Cabret lives in the walls of the bustling Gare Montpanasse train station in 1931 Paris. Amongst the massive shifting gears and levers, it his job is to keep all the clocks in the station running on time, a task passed down to him by his alcoholic uncle who has since vanished to parts unknown.
A mysterious automaton, with several missing parts, is now in the possession of Hugo, passed down from his father. Young Hugo often steals parts from a local toy shoppe owner, and after making acquaintances with him, and good friends with his grand daughter, is set off to uncover a mystery, and go on a unique journey, subsequently helping him and his friends find their perfect place in the world.
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Trailer 2: Hugo
Scorsese's kid's film has been getting a lot of great reviews. Still looks kind of cloying to me, but what do I know?
Martin Scorsese makes a children's movie. In 3D. Could be wonderful, could be awful, but what do you think of the trailer?
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