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Saturday, November 26, 2011

The story behind the film HUGO

Martin Scorcese 3-D film HUGO is getting a buzz in the silent film world as the story centers around silent French filmmaker Georges Méliès. But the story actually comes from the 500+ page children's book 'The Invention of Hugo Cabret' by Brian Selznick. It's a richly illustrated children's story about an orphan boy who lives in the walls of a Paris train station. He meets Georges Méliès running a toy shop in the same station.

Martin Scorcese is getting a lot of attention for bringing the book to the screen, so I thought you like to mean the author the film is based on. First one is from NPR in 2007 where Selznick talked to All Things Considered. Second is a trailer about the book and the third is the current trailer from the film.

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