PG | | Adventure, Drama, Family
In Paris in 1931, an orphan named Hugo Cabret, who lives in the walls of a train station, is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.
Martin Scorsese sent Screenwriter John Logan the book "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" by Brian Selznick. When John Logan began reading the book, he completely understood why Martin Scorsese was interested in adapting it.
Maybe that's why a broken machine always makes me a little sad, because it isn't able to do what it was meant to do... Maybe it's the same with people. If you lose your purpose... it's like you're broken.
A few pen strokes after the automaton begins to write, it stops and brings its elbow back to its side. In the next shot, however, the pen is still out in the middle of the paper, as if the arm were still extended. In the same scene, the automaton finishes its larger drawing, pulls its elbow back to its side, and raises its head upright to signal it is finished (at around 54 mins). In a subsequent shot, the head is still angled downward to the paper (at around 55 mins).
There is only one opening credit, the film's title, which does not appear until nearly 15 minutes into the film.
€1,764,073 (Italy) (5 February 2012)
$73,864,507 (USA) (12 April 2012)
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