Film literacy is primarily about the mechanics of film. Aug 17, 2014 in other words, like melies work, hugo is dynamic and vast. Just click the edit page button at the bottom of the page or learn more in the synopsis submission guide. Martin scorseses hugo up for 11 oscars is a film that gives meaning to. But the oscars are only the most recent acclaim for hugo, the movie and.
It is his first pg movie in 18 years, but it is as if has been saving up for this ultimate moment. The crowd had hoped to accompany lamarques hearse before it took the general home to his native district in the southwest of france. Furthermore, hugo also pays tribute to other silent films, such as safety last. That he also makes it a fable that will be fascinating for some, not all children is a measure.
Hugo is a family film best enjoyed on a big screen in 3d. Hugo and the magic of film trickery film the guardian. And his fathers dream is to complete an automaton, an automated. Hugo is unlike any other film martin scorsese has ever made, and yet possibly the closest to his heart.
It is by no means a great film, but my inner critic, who is in nostalgic. Nov 21, 2011 hugo is unlike any other film martin scorsese has ever made, and yet possibly the closest to his heart. Parents need to know that although hugo is a bookbased period adventure about the art and magic of movies that may be a tad too mature for younger elementary schoolaged kids. Hugo wallace weaving ao born 4 april 1960 is an english actor resident in australia. Martin scorsese, director of hugo, the most nominated film at this years upcoming academy awards, spoke with lesley stahl who finds out why the maestro of movie violence made the decision to. Hugo is a 2011 historical adventur drama film directit an coproduced bi martin scorsese an adaptit for the screen bi john logan. Before displaying his surviving fantastical films, the french filmmaker tells his audience, my friends, i address you all tonight as you truly are. Interestingly there is a back lighting behind isabelle creating the halo effect. That makes the setting of paris in the 1930s just about perfect. There is only one opening credit, the films title, which does not appear until nearly 15 minutes into the film.
We found the answer to the big question of films role in literacy learning in the rarefied academic air of linguistics and semiotics. Hugo is a 2011 american adventure drama film with steampunk influences directed and. Hugo is the first film shot in 3d for its director, martin scorsese. He is best known for playing agent smith in the matrix trilogy 19992003, elrond in the lord of the rings 20012003 and the hobbit 20122014 film trilogies, v in v for vendetta 2006, and red skull in captain america. Its obvious that martin scorseses movie hugo 2011 showcases its directors great love of cinema and cinema history. We found the answer to the big question of film s role in literacy learning in the rarefied academic air of linguistics and semiotics. Nov 22, 2011 the artist wins seven awards including best film, best director, and best actor for jean dujardin. Hugo is an extravagant, elegant fantasy with an innocence lacking in many.
Hugo is a pleasurable love letter to the art of filmmaking and a tribute to the early days of cinema. Tracking dolly shot in the beginning of hugo, martin scorsese opens the movie with a tracking shot, that ends up following hugo. Hugo might not have been martin scorseses most successful filmit failed to crack. It had serious competition that year, beating out films directed by david fincher, terence malick, and steven spielberg as well as that years best picturethe artist. Nov 23, 2011 hugo is one of those rare films that works on practically every level for practically every audience. Martin scorsese and sacha baron cohen in hugo 2011 asa butterfield in hugo 2011. The movie begins with various 1st person point of view panoramic shots of the gare du nord rail station from inside the numerous clocks found inside the rail station, while hugo asa. In the early morning hours of june 5, crowds of workers, students, and others gathered in the streets of paris. Just as the end approaches, the camera zooms in isabelle chloe grace moretz. According to linguists, any natural language has a basic unit, the phoneme.
Hugo adapts brian selznicks bestselling childrens novel, the invention of hugo cabret, which won the 2008 caldecott medal for best childrens illustrations. Hugo movie simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Scorsese has already set the mood of the film and given away the main idea of the film which is the island. Hugo 2011 is the story of a young orphaned adventurer whose determination to discover a secret, brings to light the forgotten contributions of a film pioneer. In 2011, the academy award for best cinematography went to robert richardson for his work on hugo, a 3d childrens film that just so happened to be directed by martin scorsese. Hugo simpson, bart simpsons twin brother in the simpsons treehouse of horror vii. The resulting film was hugo 2011, which is based on brian selznicks illustrated adventure novel, the invention of hugo cabret. A few years ago i realised that i wasnt making any time in my life for the things i intended to do some day, and without meaning to i was trapped in the grind of 95 habits. So you might say that this book has a thing for the silver screen, which makes sense, because france is where cinema was born, thanks to the lumiere brothers. Hugo is an extravagant, elegant fantasy with an innocence lacking in many modern kids movies, and one that emanates an unabashed love for the magic of cinema. In february 2012, graham king summed up his experience of producing hugo. Visually, scorseses first foray into 3d filmmaking is a sumptuous masterpiece. The parts about the history of film making might lose younger viewers, while the fear and heartache hugo experiences may be too intense for children less than 9 or 10. Jean valjean finds himself in a certain situation because he is a poor frenchman at a particular time.
It is a coproduction of graham kings gk films and johnny depps infinitum nihil. But whatever he calls it, we observe a complex dialogue throughout the book between the surface causes of valjeans predicament poverty and ignorance and their deeper meaning, to which he penetrates through suffering. The story set in paris in 1931 concerns hugo cabret, a 12yearold boy who lives alone in a cramped machine room in the montparnasse railway station, where he winds the stations big mechanical clocks. With fred cross, chauntal lewis, nathan moore, annie savage. But it also took a lot of processing power one fantastic scene alone would have taken 19. Hugo is a 2011 american 3d adventure drama movie that is based on brian selznicks novel the invention of hugo cabret. Creating hugo, martin scorseses first 3d movie, took a lot of imagination. Strangelove use stories on top of stories with good miseenscene to tell the deeper meaning later on in the story. This is the part where it gets exciting for me, because i get to talk about the reason i. From melies to montparnasse, a cultural cheat sheet for hugo.
Hugos uncle is in charge of the clocks at a cavernous parisian train station. Hugo, a gargoyle supporting character from the 1996 disney animated film the hunchback of notre dame. He is best known for playing agent smith in the matrix trilogy 19992003, elrond in the lord of the rings 20012003 and the hobbit 2012 2014 film trilogies, v in v for vendetta 2006, and red skull in captain america. The film also features a cast of characters not usually seen in family movies. Nov 23, 2011 hugo is a family film best enjoyed on a big screen in 3d. Due to spam attacks in recent years, weve had to turn off comments for older posts, but if you have something to say, please email me at cynthia dot haven at and ill post your thoughts below. Nov 17, 2011 the dazzling family friendly film opens nov. See it with your family, or on your own, so you can add it to the memories of movie magic youll one day pass along to future generations. April 1 is the name day of hugo in many european countries. Hugo an orphaned boy living in a paris train station makes a remarkable discovery in martin scorseses 3d fantasy hugo, the artist lead this years oscar race. Hugo is a 2011 historical adventure drama film directed and produced by martin scorsese and adapted for the screen by john logan. Hugos job is to oil and maintain the stations clocks, but to him, his. The new production of les miserables on the bbc has generated a lot of fresh interest in this 2012 post. Dec 10, 2014 finally, understanding hugo was intended first and foremost for kids, scorsese uses lowangle shots looking up, the perspective of small children, especially with scenes of authoritative figures like sacha baron cohens station agent.
The same opening miseen scene style is also seen in hugo when the city of paris is revealed and morphs into gears and clockworks of some kind suggesting that the city is a network of gears. A passionate brief for film preservation wrapped in a fanciful tale of childhood intrigue. Inspector javert is the false main antagonist from the novel les miserables by victor hugo and its musical counterpart. Hugo and the history of the movies part iii yesterday we covered all of hugo before the dramatic turn reveal through that the film is not about hugo or the automaton or even georges melies, but rather about the movies. Les miserables by victor hugo french edition part 1 fantime this is the first book of the famous work by victor hugo. The film is a great defence of the cinema as a dream world, a complementary, countervailing, transformative force to the brutalising reality we see all around us.
This is one version of fate the sociological and political explanation of things. Steam, gears, ladders, pipes and passageways, we are thrown into hugos complex world of the clock where he lives. As he runs through the inner workings of the clock we see detail after detail. Adapted from the novel the invention of hugo cabret, by brian selznik, martin scorseses hugo captures of the fictional tale of a penniless orphan who lives in the walls of pariss gare montparnasse, tirelessly winding and tending to the stations clocks. Though there are many different miseenscene elements in hugo in fact, this film, is. The film is a great defence of the cinema as a dream world, a complementary. Hugo is a 2011 american adventure drama film with steampunk influences directed and produced by martin scorsese, and adapted for the screen by john logan.
Dec 03, 2011 hugo is a moving, funny and exhilarating film, an imaginative history lesson in the form of a detective story. The films director, martin scorsese, decided to shoot the film in 3d because he wanted the audience to feel like they were in the film with the characters. Based on brian selznicks book the invention of hugo cabret, it tells the story of a boy who lives alone in the gare montparnasse railway station in paris in the 1930s, only to become embroiled in a mystery surrounding his late fathers. The english version of the name is hugh, the italian version is ugo. He grew up in the streets and become a prison guard in the galleys in toulon when he was young, where he met the convict jean valjean, then known as 24601 or jean le cric, notorious for. Hugo is a surname and male given name of germanic origin hugo, meaning mind. The light and colour of the production design are heightened. For detailed history and etymology of the name, see hugh given name. Hugos a fan of flicks, etiennes a film student, and georges melies is a former moviemaker. Hugo 2011 is a modern yet nostalgic martin scorsese 1942 adventure film, following a young boy and girl in early 1930s paris as they try to solve the mystery of george melies 18611938, the innovative film genius. Following up are 8 examples of martin scorseses outstanding use of the cinematic techniques. Hugo is one of those rare films that works on practically every level for practically every audience. Interestingly, the film, which is more pointedly historical fiction, ties in the biographical narrative of georges.
We feel a great artist has been given command of the tools and resources he needs to make a movie about movies. Feb 24, 2012 with georges melies as its subject, martin scorseses hugo up for 11 oscars is a film that gives meaning to the cliche the magic of the movies j hoberman fri 24 feb 2012 17. Before displaying his surviving fantastical films, the french filmmaker tells his audience, my friends, i address you. In the beginning of hugo, martin scorsese opens the movie with a tracking shot, that ends up following hugo asa butterfly. Nov 23, 2011 the movie was directed by martin scorcese. Welcome to my latest edition of 101 things in 1001 days this project is designed to enrich my everyday life by simply cramming it full of the stuff i love to do. Asked about the elaborate homage to georges melies at the heart of his film hugo.
Javert was born in a prison in 1780 to a fortuneteller mother and a galleyslave father. However the pace of the story and the adult themes of loss and a meaningful occupation arent likely to connect with hugos intended audience. Word and image unite to bring about the happy ending that the films. Then we are taken into the clock where we see hugo. The immediate trigger was the death of general jean maximilien lamarque, who had been a friend to the poor and downtrodden. Bunglers in crime and 2nd in command of their criminals for hire business. Those parts of the film would also explain the swag of golden globe and film critics association nominations for best cinematography, best direction, etc. It was directed by martin scorsese, while the screenwriter was john logan. Hugo, played by asa butterfield the boy in the striped pajamas, is a young boy whose mother is dead. Hugo explodes with imagination, while exploring cinematic elements ranging from film noir all the way to animation.
Very unusual, very experimental, but also very inspired and inspiring. Hugo s job is to oil and maintain the stations clocks, but to him, his. This is the part where it gets exciting for me, because i get to talk about the reason i love this film so much. Various shots were efficiently portrayed in the movie of hugo. The movie is about a boy who lives alone in a paris railway station and the enigmatic owner of a toy shop there. The visual splendour throughout hugo is mostly derived from its 1930s parisian train station setting.
The artist wins seven awards including best film, best director, and best actor for jean dujardin. This visually stunning film is a little scary and complicated so it is not for young children. Its obvious that martin scorseses movie hugo 2011 showcases its directors. Not 3d gags, but rather a complete immersive style to the sets, lighting. Based on the childrens book the invention of hugo cabret by brian selznick, hugo tells the story of an orphaned boy who lives in the walls of a train station in 1931 paris.
His rendering of paris, of hugos essentially subterranean environs and of his characters expressions make this film a case study in cinematic excellence. Orphaned and alone except for an uncle, hugo cabret asa butterfield lives in the walls of a train station in 1930s paris. Hugo is a perfect encapsulation of scorsese the artist, film historian and pioneer a technologically advanced 3d spectacle celebrating the craft and imagination of early cinema. Hugo is a moving, funny and exhilarating film, an imaginative history lesson in the form of a detective story. Hugo, remediation, and the cinema of attractions, or, the. A passionate brief for film preservation wrapped in a fanciful tale of childhood intrigue and adventure, hugo dazzlingly conjoins the.35 1045 577 1478 323 1541 805 8 146 1251 58 62 505 569 917 399 978 1339 1025 646 832 1367 857 112 476 1168 864 1466 135 1288 87 122 993 981 1189 376 960 600 9