Friday, 15 July 2011

Hugo, A Martin Scorsese Picture. Trailer for the master’s 3D film is up.

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Any film by Martin Scorsese is something to be anticipated; but his first film shot in 3D and based on the award winning The Invention of Hugo Cabret seems so different as to be even more welcome.

Here’s how Paramount describe the film...

“Hugo tells the story of an orphan boy living a secret life in the walls of a Paris train station. With the help of an eccentric girl, he searches for the answer to a mystery linking the father he recently lost, the ill-tempered toy shop owner living below him and a heart shaped lock, seemingly without a key. Based on Brian Selznick's award winning and imaginative New York Times bestseller, The Invention of Hugo 
Cabret, this magical tale is Academy Award(R)-winner Martin Scorsese's first film shot in 3D.”

A Martin Scorsese children’s movie is not something that comes around very often (understatement I know) and the cast, as is always the case, is top class: Asa Butterfield, Chloe Grace Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley, Jude Law, Ray Winstone, Christopher Lee, Helen McCrory, Richard Griffiths, Frances de la Tour, Emily Mortimer and Michael Stuhlbarg. The colours and the way the film is lit look beautiful in this trailer and I have high hopes that MR S can get the best out of his 3 cameras too.

Here’s the trailer...


  1. This film, does it have elements of steampunk in it? The pic with the robot and the children looks a little bit "steamish". It sounds very interesting.

  2. I wouldn't say it was a full on Steam-punk story, but it definitely has elements. I think you'll like the books (Based on what I know of you from here and your blog).

    So I can't believe you've kept me waiting all this time to here what you though of Harry!!!! :)

  3. Ha,ha I thought I was being considerate. Well, first of all, I felt that the 3D effects were next to invisible. Only time one really noticed them was during Voldemort's "dissolvation". However, I love the world of Harry Potter so I'm afraid my critical thinking don't work well under such circumstances. The best scene is when Snape's love for Lily is revealed. Even my stone-cold younger sister sobbed . ) But the best performance was made by Helena B-C portraying Hermione who is portraying Bellatrix LeStrange. Tim Burton has a great taste! I was pleased with the film as a whole, although the end scene..jesus Rupert, Emma and Dan R in their thirties- hilarious.

  4. That end scene was terrible! I didn't rally like it in the boo either, but wow it look so bad.

    we were underwhelmed by the film. It had some moments, (non of which really looked 3D at all) but it was kind of dull, a bit too humourless and not really much fun at all.

    The Snape scene was cool and Helena is pure class. Daniel Radcliffe remains the weak link. He's just not very good really (At least in these movies he appears to only have 2 expressions and about 1.5 emotional states.)

    I did like that book so I was hoping to love this film, but once again it just wasn't good enough.

    Glad you and the millions of Potter nuts liked it though.