Go Deeper into Hugo with Featurette

Martin Scorsese provides a brief but stirring glimpse into Hugo (Nov. 23) in this featurette, which is much more illuminating than the trailer. He sets up the story of the eponymous orphan (Asa Butterfield) living in the Paris train station, trying to fix the mechanical man left behind by his late father, and embarking on an adventure. There are beautiful glimpses of the inner world of the station (everything is imbued in blue) and the connections with magic and the cinema, and how it all emotionally resonates with the powerful presence of Georges Méliès (Ben Kingsley), the father of special effects. Even though it’s flat, we get a wondrous sense of the depth and the great visuall possibilities of 3-D, with vertiginous Hitchcockian shots and mysterious echoes of House of Wax.

Posted on by Bill Desowitz in 3-D, Animation, Below the Line, Books, Movies, Trailers, VFX, Virtual Production

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