Nov 13, 2011

Hugo Cabret

It's a picture story...


It's stop motion art... It's a graphic novel...


It's The Invention of Hugo Cabret



Whatever you choose to call it, this piece of historical fiction written and illustrated by Brian Selznick is great for kids—one of this year's top favorites for our resident boy and girl. As in, they themselves would cut down post-dinner TV time because they couldn't wait for the next installment of the Hugo Cabret weeklong readathon. It was that enthralling.

Apparently, Martin Scorsese was also enthralled. Soon we'll be able to watch Hugo, The Movie. Directed by Scorsese, himself! This makes sense also because the story touches on early film legend Georges Melies and Scorsese is quite the passionate film historian. Can you tell someone's a Scorsese fan?

I thought I had to wait years and years before watching a Scorsese movie with my kids. Nope. Behold...




So the genius behind deeply dark and unflinchingly violent films like Taxi Driver, Casino, The Departed and Mean Streets is finally making a movie for children—and in 3D at that. Maybe that format will finally find some meaningful use. Clocks and automatons in 3D sound good to me. 




2 comments:

Mrs. B. said...

This sounds wonderful! Do you think it will make a good book club read especially for our Dec/Jan period?

Nona said...

Hello there : ) We really enjoyed reading it! It is very much a children's book though, so we may not have enough to discuss. But for Dec/Jan light reading amidst the busy season, it could work. Do get it now, for your kids at least!