Analogue in the Movies: Hugo

Directed by Martin Scorsese, Hugo is the film adaptation of the popular book “The Invention of Hugo Cabret” by Brian Selznick. The movie is about a young adventurous orphan boy living in a train station in Paris. On his adventures he meets Georges Melies, the famed French illusionist and filmmaker. Read more about it after the jump.

Georges Melies, the “Cinemagician”

The movie takes you to the beginnings of the analogue film-making era where movie illusions and special effects were quite a marvel for the audience. It also highlights Georges Melies contribution to the film industry – the use of substitution stop tricks, multiple exposures, and time lapse photography. One of his most famous movies, “A Trip to the Moon” continues to be very popular even today.

A still from “A Trip to the Moon”

The movie “Hugo” also pays homage to the first films ever made such as “Train Arriving at the Station” and also gives a quick history lesson in film making.

Here are some stills from the movie:

written by astilla on 2012-04-08 #news


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