I do not get to the movies very often, unless I am seeing a foreign film that I do not think they will have on Netflix. I prefer to watch movies at home, reading magazines or a book at the same time just in case I do not like the movie, there is a scary part or I have stuff I need to get done.
Hugo by Martin Scorsese is a movie that has been on my list to see. Then Sunday at Ciao Domenica left me a comment that she had seen it recently and loved it, so I moved it to the top of my “must see list.” It is fabulous! I watched it last night and I loved every minute of the movie, the cast and of course Paris!
The movie is based on the book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret written by Brian Selznick (a distant relative of legendary producer David O. Selznick of Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz fame). Both book and movie tell the story of a 12 year old orphan who lives and works in a Paris train station.
|Images from the book|
Hugo’s mother dies and he is raised for a period by his father who is a clock maker and repair man, in his spare time he tinkers along with his son on an automaton.
After a terrible accident kills his father Hugo is taken in by his alcoholic uncle who is the clock winder and repair man at the Paris train station.
I won’t tell you any more about the movie because I do not want to spoil it. Have you seen the movie? If you have I would love to know that you think? Did you read the book or did one of your children? Whatever the case the book looks delightful and the movie is entertaining, and heartwarming.
I hope you have a fabulous day! It is almost the weekend!