History Headscratchers / Hugo

30th Aug '17 5:26:18 PM sugaricequeen
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* Could someone explain to me the scene where Mama Jeanne starts to throw Hugo out in the film, after bringing up the automaton's key that Isabelle had? In the book, it was mentioned that Isabelle had taken the key without her knowing, only to have it stolen again by Hugo due to their falling out, hence why Jeanne was upset. In the film, though, Jeanne states that she ''gave'' the key to Isabelle, and then Isabelle willingly gave it to Hugo because their falling-out was cut. With these simple facts in mind, I don't see a reason why Jeanne would have a right to be upset - does she think Hugo stole the key from Isabelle? Or is she merely upset that Isabelle have the key to him?

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* Could someone explain to me the scene where Mama Jeanne starts to throw Hugo out in the film, after bringing up the automaton's key that Isabelle had? In the book, it was mentioned that Isabelle had taken the key without her knowing, only to have it stolen again by Hugo due to their falling out, hence why Jeanne was upset. In the film, though, Jeanne states that she ''gave'' the key to Isabelle, and then Isabelle willingly gave it to Hugo because their falling-out was cut. With these simple facts in mind, I don't see a reason why Jeanne would have a right to be upset - does she think Hugo stole the key from Isabelle? Or is she merely upset that Isabelle have the key to him?him?
* The scene was really heartwarming, of course, but...when Hugo tells Isabelle that machines never have any spare parts, and are always built with exactly what they need...isn't that technically not true? It seems any machine would have at least one gizmo or widget you could take out without affecting anything.
* Why didn't Hugo ask Isabelle to help him by winding the clocks, after he injured his hand?
* Why didn't Etienne meet Hugo and Isabelle at the theatre to tell them that he'd gotten fired?
11th Mar '17 10:33:52 AM QuarrelsomeChevon
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* Could someone explain to me the scene where Mama Jeanne starts to throw Hugo out in the film, after bringing up the automaton's key that Isabelle had? In the book, it was mentioned that Isabelle had taken the key without her knowing, only to have it stolen again by Hugo due to their falling out, hence why Jeanne was upset. In the film, though, Jeanne states that she ''gave'' the key to Isabelle, and then Isabelle willingly gave it to Hugo because their falling-out was cut. With these simple facts in mind, I don't see a reason why Jeanne would have a right to be upset - does she think Hugo stole the key from Isabelle?

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* Could someone explain to me the scene where Mama Jeanne starts to throw Hugo out in the film, after bringing up the automaton's key that Isabelle had? In the book, it was mentioned that Isabelle had taken the key without her knowing, only to have it stolen again by Hugo due to their falling out, hence why Jeanne was upset. In the film, though, Jeanne states that she ''gave'' the key to Isabelle, and then Isabelle willingly gave it to Hugo because their falling-out was cut. With these simple facts in mind, I don't see a reason why Jeanne would have a right to be upset - does she think Hugo stole the key from Isabelle?Isabelle? Or is she merely upset that Isabelle have the key to him?
11th Mar '17 10:33:03 AM QuarrelsomeChevon
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** The book had a very forgetful guard working at the museum (who was the reason Hugo's father got killed in the first place, as he'd locked him in the attic before the fire). Maybe he lit a candle or something, then walked away and forgot about it.

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** The book had a very forgetful guard working at the museum (who was the reason Hugo's father got killed in the first place, as he'd locked him in the attic before the fire). Maybe he lit a candle or something, then walked away and forgot about it.it.
* Could someone explain to me the scene where Mama Jeanne starts to throw Hugo out in the film, after bringing up the automaton's key that Isabelle had? In the book, it was mentioned that Isabelle had taken the key without her knowing, only to have it stolen again by Hugo due to their falling out, hence why Jeanne was upset. In the film, though, Jeanne states that she ''gave'' the key to Isabelle, and then Isabelle willingly gave it to Hugo because their falling-out was cut. With these simple facts in mind, I don't see a reason why Jeanne would have a right to be upset - does she think Hugo stole the key from Isabelle?
29th Dec '16 4:12:20 PM Xtifr
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* For that matter, how is what's basically a MallCop allowed a doberman and a freakin' ''bullwhip''?

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* For that matter, how is what's basically a MallCop Mall Cop allowed a doberman and a freakin' ''bullwhip''?
5th Dec '16 3:52:01 PM QuarrelsomeChevon
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* Assuming that it was some form of law enforcement that informed Hugo's uncle Claude that his brother had died, and thus that he had to go collect his nephew, why did the people inspecting his death later ask Inspector Gustave if he had any other relatives? And even if they didn't happen to know themselves, why do they think a security officer at the train station would know that much about him?

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* Assuming that it ** The book had a very forgetful guard working at the museum (who was some form of law enforcement that informed the reason Hugo's uncle Claude that his brother had died, father got killed in the first place, as he'd locked him in the attic before the fire). Maybe he lit a candle or something, then walked away and thus that he had to go collect his nephew, why did the people inspecting his death later ask Inspector Gustave if he had any other relatives? And even if they didn't happen to know themselves, why do they think a security officer at the train station would know that much forgot about him?it.
21st Jul '16 10:03:14 AM okyrro
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** I think he mentions using spare/leftover parts that weren't used for to build the automaton itself. If both the camera and automaton existed simultaneously then he could have "programmed" it to draw that scene?
7th Nov '15 1:18:53 PM whisperstar13
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** In fact, back then, train stations pretty much ''were'' airports. Security is doubly important.
27th Aug '15 8:32:02 AM whisperstar13
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** Malfunction in the museum's wiring? JerkAss asronists? [[TheWoobie The universe just hates Hugo?]]

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** Malfunction in the museum's wiring? JerkAss asronists? [[TheWoobie The universe just hates Hugo?]]Hugo?]]
* Assuming that it was some form of law enforcement that informed Hugo's uncle Claude that his brother had died, and thus that he had to go collect his nephew, why did the people inspecting his death later ask Inspector Gustave if he had any other relatives? And even if they didn't happen to know themselves, why do they think a security officer at the train station would know that much about him?
24th Apr '15 9:33:19 PM whisperstar13
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** He was able to rebuild it through a combination of remembering parts from the notebook, working in a booth belonging to the man who happened to have built the automaton, and experience from when he'd helped his father in the clock store where he used to work.
24th Apr '15 9:30:59 PM whisperstar13
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** If I recall correctly, the inspector didn't see Hugo's face during the first chase scene - it seems the dog did, for a brief second when he tracked Hugo down at the toy booth, but all Inspector Gustave would've seen after Hugo started running would be the back of his head.
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