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Hugo (2011)

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In Paris in 1931, an orphan named Hugo Cabret who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.

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Storyline

Hugo is an orphan boy living in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. He learned to fix clocks and other gadgets from his father and uncle which he puts to use keeping the train station clocks running. The only thing that he has left that connects him to his dead father is an automaton (mechanical man) that doesn't work without a special key. Hugo needs to find the key to unlock the secret he believes it contains. On his adventures, he meets George Melies, a shopkeeper, who works in the train station, and his adventure-seeking god-daughter. Hugo finds that they have a surprising connection to his father and the automaton, and he discovers it unlocks some memories the old man has buried inside regarding his past. Written by napierslogs

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An Extraordinary Adventure! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic material, some action/peril and smoking | See all certifications »

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23 November 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Invention of Hugo Cabret  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,364,505, 18 November 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$73,864,507, 12 April 2012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$185,770,160, 12 April 2012
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Trivia

The original cut of Georges Méliès' footage was ten minutes long. Martin Scorsese decided to cut it to a shorter length because he felt he would not be able to get away with the footage being so long. See more »

Goofs

The Eiffel Tower was (and still is) the tallest structure in Paris. Yet when Hugo and Isabelle are at the top of the clock tower at the station, the camera clearly looks DOWN at the top of the tower (from 1:20:00 to 1:20:02 and 1:20:47 to 1:20:53). See more »

Quotes

Station Inspector: [to his dog while in the bath] If he is deceased, then who has been winding the clocks?
[cut to reveal that the Inspector and the dog are in the bath together]
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Crazy Credits

There is only one opening credit, the film's title, which does not appear until nearly 15 minutes into the film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Eli Manning/Rihanna (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Coeur Volant
Word and Music by Elizabeth Cotnoir, Zaz (as Isabelle Geffroy) and Howard Shore
Performed by Zaz
Courtesy of PlayOn
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A well-scripted, masteredly directed and a spectacular 3D extravaganza that deserved to win Best Picture!
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Last December I saw 'Hugo' with my friend and it's one of the best films I've ever seen. The set design is fantastic, the special effects are unbelievable, the relationships between the characters are lovable. But most of all that's special about this masterpiece is the brand new pure 3D. This film is the next step up to 3D. Cinematographer Robert Richardson did some perfectly good shots where the 3D would stand out. It really feels like your actually inside Hugo's adventure. Loads of stuff come towards you. It's actually the best 3D film I've ever seen. I thought the effect was better than Cameron's 'Avatar' and should've been shot also with Imax 3D cameras as well. Scorsese has the soul of master storytelling. An artist that's switched from violence to magic. A love poem for the magic of cinema. It brings back long-time true stories and old film clips that could've been lost. A Parisian orphan boy, a mechanical man and a bookworm girl who've been wrapped up into a mystery from his late father. The main people that worked so hard on this film are mostly Martin Scorsese, Graham King, John Logan, Robert Richardson, Dante Ferretti, Francesca Lo Schiavo and mostly the author that wrote and all of this into one book, Brian Selznick who's got an enchanted mind of clocks, mechanical men, 1930's, mystery and magical twists. By the time you've finished watching you'll be able to have the true feeling of cinema.


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