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The Invention of Dreams

I was hesitant to watch Martin Scorsese‘s Hugo. I absolutely loved Brian Selznick’s wonderful picture book The Invention of Hugo Cabreton which the film is based. I assumed I would be disappointed, even by a movie master like Scorsese. Selznick’s story told in beautiful hand drawn illustrations – like old film stills – celebrates the era of silent movies. So, to use hyper-modern 3D technology for its big screen adaptation seemed inappropriate. But I was wrong, the magic is the same.

Here is a little snippet of film history for those who love visual storytelling and moving images and wonder where our dreams are made. From early cinema pioneer Georges Méliès a clip from his magical Le Voyage dans La Lune (1902).

The Cinemagician