Movies are coming out fast and furious now that the holiday and awards seasons are rapidly approaching. American Thanksgiving welcomed the release of two family-friendly blockbusters: The Muppets and Hugo.
Hugo is a 3D fantasy adventure set in the walls of a Paris railway station in the 1930s. The film was directed by Martin Scorcese and is based on The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick.
Selznick was thrilled to learn Scorcese would be turning his book into a film, because his drawings in The Invention of Hugo Cabret are filled with hidden references to early cinema that only someone like Scorcese might get. "He's a film scholar," Selznick said in an interview with CBC News. "No one knows old movies better than he does."
For Selznick, the world of film and literature are closely connected, especially when it comes to children's books. "I realized that what happens in a movie is very related to what happens in picture books for little kids," he said. "Every time you turn the page, the scene changes or something new is revealed."
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