History Film / Hugo

22nd Nov '17 11:54:36 AM jamespolk
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* OutOfFocus: Once Papa Georges is identified the story starts becoming more and more about him and less about Hugo in the latter portion of the film.



** If seen in 3D, the train scene is also a shout to the first film ever made, a train pulls into a station with the train coming towards the camera, which is also featured in the film.

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** If seen in 3D, the train scene is also a shout to [[Film/LumiereFilms the first film ever made, made]], a train pulls into a station with the train coming towards the camera, which is also featured in the film.
8th Nov '17 10:02:35 AM NonperformingAuthor
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** At the end of the movie, even though [[spoiler:Papa Georges and Hugo have developed a close relationship, the notebook that Georges took from Hugo never turns back up]]. This is an artifact of adaptation compression; in the book, [[spoiler:Isabelle does manage to find it]].

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** At the end of the movie, even though [[spoiler:Papa Georges and Hugo have developed a close relationship, the notebook that Georges took from Hugo never turns back up]]. This is an artifact of adaptation compression; in the book, [[spoiler:Isabelle does manage to find it]]. It's somewhat debatable if the item is still relevant at that point.
24th Sep '17 2:45:08 PM nombretomado
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One day, he gets caught stealing a toy from Papa Georges (Sir {{Ben Kingsley}}), a melancholy man who runs a toystore inside the station. He finds the notebook Hugo carries containing drawings of the automaton by his father. Papa Georges takes the notebook, threatening to burn it. With the help of Papa Georges' goddaughter Isabelle (Creator/ChloeMoretz), Hugo tries to get the notebook back and use it to discover the secret of the automaton. Along the way, he discovers the secret of Papa Georges, including his real name.

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One day, he gets caught stealing a toy from Papa Georges (Sir {{Ben Kingsley}}), Creator/BenKingsley), a melancholy man who runs a toystore inside the station. He finds the notebook Hugo carries containing drawings of the automaton by his father. Papa Georges takes the notebook, threatening to burn it. With the help of Papa Georges' goddaughter Isabelle (Creator/ChloeMoretz), Hugo tries to get the notebook back and use it to discover the secret of the automaton. Along the way, he discovers the secret of Papa Georges, including his real name.
20th Sep '17 6:06:53 PM MackWylde
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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: Extremely Idealistic. Easily the most optimistic film in Scorsese's body of work.
30th Jul '17 11:08:29 AM nombretomado
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** The TV commercials made it look like ''Literature/HarryPotter'' [[XMeetsY meets]] ''Film/{{Inception}}''.

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** The TV commercials made it look like ''Literature/HarryPotter'' [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY meets]] ''Film/{{Inception}}''.
28th Jun '17 7:11:39 PM PeabodySam
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* BodyHorror: The dream in which Hugo turns into the automaton. [[spoiler:It's not nearly as scary as it sounds, though.]]

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* BodyHorror: The dream in which Hugo turns into the automaton. [[spoiler:It's not nearly as scary as it sounds, though.]]
25th Jun '17 3:49:11 PM LyraGRowin
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* EiffelTowerEffect: Within the first minute of the movie we see the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower, and the latter is visible from the main clock on the train station.
15th May '17 7:09:31 PM BentusiAvatar
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: According to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georges_M%C3%A9li%C3%A8s#Early_film_career The Other Wiki,]] sets and costumes for Méliès' movies were painted in shades of gray (not in their natural colors, as depicted) to avoid unpredictable tones in black-and-white film. The film did flip two things from [[spoiler: Méliès' life. In reality, he burned his films and sold his props.]] The film shows it happening the other way around.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: According to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georges_M%C3%A9li%C3%A8s#Early_film_career org/wiki/Georges_Melies#Early_film_career The Other Wiki,]] sets and costumes for Méliès' movies were painted in shades of gray (not in their natural colors, as depicted) to avoid unpredictable tones in black-and-white film. The film did flip two things from [[spoiler: Méliès' life. In reality, he burned his films and sold his props.]] The film shows it happening the other way around.
12th May '17 5:07:46 AM jormis29
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** [[Series/BoardwalkEmpire Michael Pitt]] as a projectionist

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** [[Series/BoardwalkEmpire Michael Pitt]] Creator/MichaelPitt as a projectionist
10th May '17 8:14:07 AM JamesAustin
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->If you've ever wondered where your dreams come from, you look around... this is where they're made.
-->-- Creator/GeorgesMelies

''Hugo'' (2011) is the first family film directed by Creator/MartinScorsese, written by [[WesternAnimation/{{Rango}} John]] [[TheAviator Logan]] and produced by Johnny Depp. It is based on the Caldecott Medal-winning children's novel ''Literature/TheInventionOfHugoCabret'' by Brian Selznick, grandnephew of legendary film producer David O.Selznick. It stars [[Literature/TheBoyInTheStripedPyjamas Asa Butterfield]] as an orphan boy who lives in a train station in 1930s Paris and whose only companion is an automaton discovered by his late father. He devotes his life to making sure the clocks run on time and to gradually repairing the automaton, under the belief that the message it is designed to write is a message from his father.

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->If ->''"If you've ever wondered where your dreams come from, you look around... this is where they're made.
made."''
-->-- Creator/GeorgesMelies

'''Creator/GeorgesMelies'''

''Hugo'' (2011) is the first family film directed by Creator/MartinScorsese, written by [[WesternAnimation/{{Rango}} John]] [[TheAviator [[Film/TheAviator Logan]] and produced by Johnny Depp. It is based on the Caldecott Medal-winning children's novel ''Literature/TheInventionOfHugoCabret'' by Brian Selznick, grandnephew of legendary film producer David O.Selznick. It stars [[Literature/TheBoyInTheStripedPyjamas Asa Butterfield]] as an orphan boy who lives in a train station in 1930s Paris and whose only companion is an automaton discovered by his late father. He devotes his life to making sure the clocks run on time and to gradually repairing the automaton, under the belief that the message it is designed to write is a message from his father.
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