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
When Inspector Dasté answer the phone from the bathtub, he answers it with his right hand all wet and soapy and the telephone is at his right side, next scene he's holding the phone with his left hand, the phone is behind him and both of his hands are completely dry. See more »
[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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There is only one opening credit, the film's title, which does not appear until nearly 15 minutes into the film. See more »
Marche de Radetzky
Composed by Johann Strauss Sr.
Produced by Doug Adams
Courtesy of Jasper and Marian Sanfilippo and the Sanfilippo Foundation
Recorded from a 1908 Limonaire Orchestrophone - Style 250, built in Paris, France See more »
A well-scripted, masteredly directed and a spectacular 3D extravaganza that deserved to win Best Picture!
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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