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Hugo Behind the Scenes Featurette – Filming at Shepperton Studios

16 December 2011 10:03 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Pinewood Studios have just put up this fabulous featurette focusing on Hugo and the filming which took place at Shepperton and Pinewood Studios right here in the UK. In the feauturette which looks specifically at the studios used for filming, we also hear from Graham King who talks about Director Martin Scorsese and the ‘magician’ that he is and James Cameron who speaks briefly with Director Martin Scorsese about the 3D used in the movie. It really is a great featurette which you’ll love. Scroll down to have a watch.

Hugo stars Chloe Moretz​, Jude Law​, Richard Griffiths​, Ben Kingsley​, Christopher Lee​, Sacha Baron Cohen​, Emily Mortimer​, Helen McCrory and Ray Winstone​.

Synopsis: Adapted from the Caldecott-winning Brian Selznick​ novel “The Invention of Hugo Cabret,” Hugo is the story of a resourceful boy who lives in a train station and teams up with a spirited young girl to solve »

- David Sztypuljak

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Georges Méliès @ 150

8 December 2011 2:39 PM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

As Daniel Kothenschulte reminds us in the Berliner Zeitung, Georges Méliès was born 150 years ago today. "I doubt that the release of Hugo was timed to coincide with the occasion," writes Kristin Thompson. "Still, it's a happy coincidence." After all, "the subject of Méliès's pioneering special effects in the service of fantasy would be the perfect vehicle for Scorsese's first venture into 3D…. Naturally the events of history are messier than the neat scenario of a mainstream film could encapsulate. Still, given the constraints involved, Hugo's modifications of the facts seem quite reasonable, and on the whole the general public will exit the theatre with a decent impression of Méliès's career." For one thing, "Méliès was long dismissed as not being much of an editor, having supposedly just stopped his camera and started it again to allow for the substitution of different items of mise-en-scene. We now know, however, »

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Hugo Review

6 December 2011 4:52 PM, PST | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

Hugo Directed by: Martin Scorsese Written by:  John Logan (screenplay), Brian Selznick (book) Starring: Asa Butterfield, Chloe Moretz, Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen Who is the audience for Hugo? With roots in the fantasy/adventure genres and a comfortable color palette for the Harry Potter and Twilight crowds, "preteen" seems a safe bet. But it undergoes a metamorphosis around the midpoint that fixed my posture and put the kids to bed. Not that I'm complaining. The two halves of Hugo are at odds. In the first hour, we meet Hugo Cabret (Asa Butterfield – the spitting image of a prepubescent Malcolm McDowell), an orphan and wee tinkerer living behind the walls of a Parisian train station circa 1930. He lives only to wind the clocks and scavenge parts for his prized automaton – a wrecked robot with sentimental ties to his late father (Jude Law). A chance encounter with a young girl (Chloë Moretz »

- Colin

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Arthur Christmas makes its presents felt at the box office

6 December 2011 8:03 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Aardman's festive film knocks Twilight off the top of the tree while fending off Happy Feet Two and Hugo; and Margaret proves to be a one-screen wonder

The festive battle

Despite experiencing the first dip in takings in its run so far, Arthur Christmas nabs the top spot for the first time in its four weeks of release, knocking off The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1. Shrugging off the challenge of two major new releases targeting the same family audience – Happy Feet Two and Hugo – the festive Aardman animation fell a mild 25%. Its cumulative total of £11.48m is already more than five times its opening weekend gross (£2.11m), with plenty of life in it yet.

Arthur Christmas is following a very similar pattern to Disney's A Christmas Carol, which likewise released in early November, and stood at £11.33m after its fourth weekend, on its way to a total of more than £20m. »

- Charles Gant

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Hugo Behind-the-Scenes Featurette ‘Making the Automaton’

5 December 2011 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

Director Martin Scorsese's family film Hugo, starring Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsly and Chloe Moretz, was shot in 3D and released theatrically to critical acclaim November 23rd, 2011. Hugo tells the story of an orphan boy living a secret life in the walls of a Paris train station. With the help of an eccentric girl, he searches for the answer to a mystery linking the father he recently lost, the ill-tempered toy shop owner living below him and a heart shaped lock, seemingly without a key. Based on Brian Selznick’s award winning and imaginative New York Times bestseller, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, this magical tale is Academy Award-winner Martin Scorsese’s first film shot in 3D. Hugo stars Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsly, Chloe Moretz, Jude Law, Christopher Lee, Emily Mortimer, Sacha »

- Pietro Filipponi

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Hugo – review

3 December 2011 4:06 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Martin Scorsese leaves his mean streets behind for this exhilarating family tale inspired by the birth of cinema

The families we most associate with Martin Scorsese are the five criminal ones that make up the mafia in the United States, and both they and Scorsese's films deal in violence involving pain and death. His new film, however, aims to entrance every member of every family, and it centres on the great art form that over the past century became the great family entertainment: the cinema. A dramatic pursuit many see as essentially violent and once described by the art theorist Herbert Read as "a chisel of light cutting into the reality of objects", it is created with a demand for "Action!" and ends with the order "Cut!". Based on The Invention of Hugo Cabret, a beautiful book, half graphic novel, half prose tale, by Brian Selznick, the movie is a delightful fable. »

- Philip French

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Hugo 3D Review

2 December 2011 12:12 PM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Back in 2007 Martin Scorsese bought the rights to an award winning book, called The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick. 5 years later the movie has finally hit the big screen heralding Scorsese's first venture in three dimensions. Set in a railway station in 1930’s Paris, Hugo tells the story of Hugo Cabret (Asa Butterfield), a young boy who loses his father, but continues his work of maintaining the clocks of a railway station. From behind the walls of the station , Hugo scampers around on a daily basis, stealing food, mending clocks and fixing an automaton left to him by his late father. All the time the young orphan is watching over his shoulder as the station master (Sacha Baron Cohen) constantly tries to capture him and send him off to an orphanage. Throw Isabelle (Chloe Moretz) into the mix as an accomplice, the 2 endeavour to get the automaton working, »

- noreply@blogger.com (Vic Barry)

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Hugo Review

2 December 2011 8:39 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Martin Scorsese

Cast: Sir Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Ray Winstone, Emily Mortimer, Christopher Lee, Helen McCrory, Richard Griffiths, Jude Law, Kevin Eldon

Running Time: 122 mins approx.

Certificate: PG

Synopsis: Hugo Cabret (Butterfield) is a resourceful orphan who lives and works within the walls of a Parisian train station in the 1930s. His main objectives are to remain cloaked in anonymity in order to avoid the unsympathetic Station Inspector (Cohen), and to solve a mystery left to him by his father before he died. However, his actions lead to encounters with many wicked and wonderful characters who work in, or frequent, the station, and after meeting Isabelle (Moretz) and Georges (Kingsley), Hugo’s life is complicated further still. As the pressure mounts, Hugo must overcome many problems and unlock his full potential in order to finally find a place he can call home.

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- Martin Daniel McDonagh

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Hugo – review

1 December 2011 4:06 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Martin Scorsese's family friendly fantasy is a cinephile's delight: a beautifully designed homage to the power of the first film-makers

"I would recognise the sound of a movie projector anywhere!" says one of cinema's greatest pioneers, hearing that mechanical, sprockety whirr. It's a climactic moment in Martin Scorsese's new film: a family fantasy adventure in 3D which turns out to be a hi-tech magic lantern presentation on the wonder of early cinema, and its origins in the world of clockwork craftsmanship: toys, games, illusions.

Hugo is pitched as much to cinephile adults as children, and insists, in a fervent if rather pedagogic way, on that magical quality of cinema which children and grownups generally feel without needing to be told. This is a spectacular and gorgeously created film, with allusions to Harold Lloyd and Fritz Lang, and it's an almost overwhelming assault on the senses from the very »

- Peter Bradshaw

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Hugo wins National Board of Reviews Best Film Award

1 December 2011 7:02 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Best Film, Best Director Awards go to Martin Scorsese's Hugo The John Logan-adapted family adventure based on the Brian Selznick book "The Invention of Hugo Cabret," was honored with top honors, while George Clooney snagged Best Actor for his work in Fox Searchlight Pictures' drama The Descendants. Actress Award-wise, Tilda Swinton impressed most with her work in We Need to Talk About Kevin, and Shailene Woodley won Best Supporting Actress for her work in Alexander Payne's Descendants. Michael Fassbender received the Spotlight Award for his contribution to Shame, A Dangerous Method, Jane Eyre, and X-Men: First Class. while Felicity Jones was honored with the Breakthrough Performance prize for Paramount's Like Crazy. Top animated film went to Gore Verbinski-directed Rango, starring Johnny Depp. »

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Hugo wins National Board of Reviews Best Film Award

1 December 2011 7:02 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Best Film, Best Director Awards go to Martin Scorsese's Hugo The John Logan-adapted family adventure based on the Brian Selznick book "The Invention of Hugo Cabret," was honored with top honors, while George Clooney snagged Best Actor for his work in Fox Searchlight Pictures' drama The Descendants. Actress Award-wise, Tilda Swinton impressed most with her work in We Need to Talk About Kevin, and Shailene Woodley won Best Supporting Actress for her work in Alexander Payne's Descendants. Michael Fassbender received the Spotlight Award for his contribution to Shame, A Dangerous Method, Jane Eyre, and X-Men: First Class. while Felicity Jones was honored with the Breakthrough Performance prize for Paramount's Like Crazy. Top animated film went to Gore Verbinski-directed Rango, starring Johnny Depp. »

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Hugo wins National Board of Reviews Best Film Award

1 December 2011 7:02 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Best Film, Best Director Awards go to Martin Scorsese's Hugo The John Logan-adapted family adventure based on the Brian Selznick book "The Invention of Hugo Cabret," was honored with top honors, while George Clooney snagged Best Actor for his work in Fox Searchlight Pictures' drama The Descendants. Actress Award-wise, Tilda Swinton impressed most with her work in We Need to Talk About Kevin, and Shailene Woodley won Best Supporting Actress for her work in Alexander Payne's Descendants. Michael Fassbender received the Spotlight Award for his contribution to Shame, A Dangerous Method, Jane Eyre, and X-Men: First Class. while Felicity Jones was honored with the Breakthrough Performance prize for Paramount's Like Crazy. Top animated film went to Gore Verbinski-directed Rango, starring Johnny Depp. »

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Hugo UK Premiere Footage and Interviews

1 December 2011 5:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

On Monday night, London Town saw the UK Premiere of Martin Scorcese’s new movie, Hugo and many of the stars of the film were in attendance. Our friends from Upbeat were on the carpet ready to chat with them all and the footage is below for your viewing pleasure. They chat with writers, Brian Selznick & John Logan, stars of the movie – Asa Butterfield, Helen McCrory and Sir Ben Kingsley.

Hugo is released this Friday, 2nd December and you can see Jon’s review of the movie here and listen to our special podcast on the movie here.

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- David Sztypuljak

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The James Clayton Column: Scorsese saves Christmas

1 December 2011 2:58 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

As Martin Scorsese turns his hand from mob violence to family adventure with Hugo, James argues that more directors should make PG-rated movies…

Martin Scorsese's cameo appearance as a babbling bushy-eyebrowed blowfish in Shark Tale is the highlight of a damp squib of a movie. It's the best thing about a flick that's pretty unlikable in spite of its colourful sea world setting and multitudinous movie references. The legendary director's presence was the only aspect that really moved me and made me laugh.

It's probably because Scorsese is a funny guy (not funny like a clown) and an amiable and highly lovable good fella with a brilliant New York accent. I see images of the 69-year-old auteur all effervescent with his great enthusiasm and film knowledge radiating through marvellous brows and big specs and I just want to adopt him as my surrogate cineaste grandpa.

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Hugo

29 November 2011 9:00 PM, PST | Pastemagazine.com | See recent PasteMagazine news »

With Hugo, director Martin Scorsese has created a dazzling, wondrous experience, an undeniable visual masterpiece. In his adaptation of Brian Selznick’s novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Scorsese weaves together his many passions and concerns: for art, for film, and for fathers and father-figures. He retells the story of a boy (Hugo Cabret, played by Asa Butterfield) in search of a way to complete his father’s work. Alongside Hugo’s tale is the true story of Georges Méliès (Ben Kingsley), one of the world’s first filmmakers. »

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Why Martin Scorsese Wants to Use 3-D for All His Movies

29 November 2011 7:29 AM, PST | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

Hugo, Academy Award–winning director Martin Scorsese's latest movie, opened last weekend in fifth place, not bad given that it opened in half the number of theaters compared to its competition. In fact, while Paramount is planning a wider release to start in December, Hugo's opening is the third best for a Scorsese movie, behind just Shutter Island and The Departed.

Based on the 2007 novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick, Hugo is Scorsese's first foray into a children's story as well as his first time shooting a movie in 3-D, not that he hasn't wanted to use the currently ubiquitous format. Scorsese recently told Deadline that he's wanted to work with it "since I saw my first 3-D film back in 1953, House of Wax." The results have Scorsese thinking that he might use 3-D for his upcoming projects as well.

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- Ryan Gowland

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Hugo Press Conference Interview Coverage

28 November 2011 9:44 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

The press conference for Martin Scorsese’s Hugo took place on a recent Saturday morning at the Ritz Carlton in Manhattan’s Central Park South, a light and happy affair centered around a film that obviously delighted both cast and crew. And not just because they got to work with one of the greatest living filmmakers, but to shine a light on the life and work and of Georges Méliès, the pioneering director of hundreds of early twentieth century films. Méliès shot three of his little silent masterpieces each week in a glass-enclosed studio by day while also performing magic shows at night. The storyline is an adaptation of Brian Selznick’s award-winning 2007 bestselling illustrated novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret (A Novel in Words and Pictures). On the panel were Asa Butterfield (The Boy In The Striped Pajamas), Chloë Grace Moretz (Let Me In), Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat), Sir Ben Kingsley »

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Hugo Press Conference Interview Coverage

28 November 2011 9:44 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

The press conference for Martin Scorsese’s Hugo took place on a recent Saturday morning at the Ritz Carlton in Manhattan’s Central Park South, a light and happy affair centered around a film that obviously delighted both cast and crew. And not just because they got to work with one of the greatest living filmmakers, but to shine a light on the life and work and of Georges Méliès, the pioneering director of hundreds of early twentieth century films. Méliès shot three of his little silent masterpieces each week in a glass-enclosed studio by day while also performing magic shows at night. The storyline is an adaptation of Brian Selznick’s award-winning 2007 bestselling illustrated novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret (A Novel in Words and Pictures). On the panel were Asa Butterfield (The Boy In The Striped Pajamas), Chloë Grace Moretz (Let Me In), Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat), Sir Ben Kingsley »

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Hugo Press Conference Interview Coverage

28 November 2011 9:44 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

The press conference for Martin Scorsese’s Hugo took place on a recent Saturday morning at the Ritz Carlton in Manhattan’s Central Park South, a light and happy affair centered around a film that obviously delighted both cast and crew. And not just because they got to work with one of the greatest living filmmakers, but to shine a light on the life and work and of Georges Méliès, the pioneering director of hundreds of early twentieth century films. Méliès shot three of his little silent masterpieces each week in a glass-enclosed studio by day while also performing magic shows at night. The storyline is an adaptation of Brian Selznick’s award-winning 2007 bestselling illustrated novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret (A Novel in Words and Pictures). On the panel were Asa Butterfield (The Boy In The Striped Pajamas), Chloë Grace Moretz (Let Me In), Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat), Sir Ben Kingsley »

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CD Giveaway . Win Music From The Motion Picture Hugo Available From Howe Records

28 November 2011 5:49 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Throughout his extraordinary career, Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese has brought his unique vision and dazzling gifts to life in a series of unforgettable films. This holiday season the legendary storyteller invites you to join him on a thrilling journey to a magical world with his first-ever 3-D film, based on Brian Selznick.s award-winning, imaginative New York Times best-seller, .The Invention of Hugo Cabret..

Wamg is giving away the CD by Academy Award-winning composer Howard Shore. You can win music from the Motion Picture Hugo available now from Howe Records.

Official Rules: 1. You Must Be A Us Resident. Prize Will Only Be Shipped To Us Addresses. 2. Fill Out Your Real Name And Email Address Below. 3. Answer The Following Question: In the film, the children take an extraordinary trip through Paris. If you could travel on a magical adventure, where would you like to be whisked away to? Best answer »

- Movie Geeks

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