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For detailed information about the amounts and types of (a) sex and nudity, (b) violence and gore, (c) profanity, (d) alcohol, drugs, and smoking, and (e) frightening and intense scenes in this movie, consult the IMDb Parents Guide for this movie. The Parents Guide for Hugo can be found here.
Yes. Hugo is based on The Invention of Hugo Cabret (2007), a novel by American author of children's book, Brian Selznick. The book was adapted for the movie by American screenwriter John Logan.
No. Johnny Depp was a producer on the film and was offered a different cameo part, but he was busy filming Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) at the time. The actor playing Django Reinhardt is, as stated in the credits, Emil Lager, although he does look a bit like Johnny Depp.
The Great Train Robbery (1903), The Thief of Bagdad (1924), Le voyage dans la lune (A Trip to the Moon) (1902), Les vampires (1915), The Kid (1921), and Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari (1920).
The song is "Kings and Queens" by 30 Seconds to Mars. It is not included in the actual film.
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