The writing style in the invention of hugo cabret is simple and easy to follow but there s also a little bit of fairy dust sprinkled over the whole thing to make it magical. In 1931 paris an orphan living in the walls of a train station gets wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.
He tends to the clocks in a train station in paris and frequently steals items from various station shops until he is caught by georges méliès.
Hugo cabret. Directed by martin scorsese. Hugo is a 2011 american adventure drama film with steampunk influences directed and produced by martin scorsese and adapted for the screen by john logan based on brian selznick s 2007 book the invention of hugo cabret it tells the story of a boy who lives alone in the gare montparnasse railway station in paris in the 1930s only to become embroiled in a mystery surrounding his late father s. This is my small tribute to a great movie hugo cabret by martin scorsese.
It is a historical fiction book written and illustrated by brian selznick and published by scholastic the hardcover edition was released on january 30 2007 and the paperback edition was released on june 2 2008. The invention of hugo cabret takes place in france as a young boy finds his purpose. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric bookish girl and a bitter old man who runs a toy booth in the station hugo s undercover life and his most precious secret are put in jeopardy.
Because of its length and complexity the text is considered to be a novel and became the first novel to win the caldecott medal in 2008 awarded to the best picture book of the year. Overview brian selznick s the invention of hugo cabret 2007 follows a young orphan s journey through paris as he fixes a machine for his father the work is half drawings and half text all created by selznick. Orphan clock keeper and thief hugo lives in the walls of a busy paris train station where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity.
Orphan hugo cabret who lives in the walls of a busy paris train station is the star of this spell binding mystery that combines original drawings words and film stills to weave a tale even the most reluctant reader will love. Orphan clock keeper and thief twelve year old hugo cabret originally lived with his widowed father hugo s father until his death in a. A cryptic drawing a treasured notebook a stolen.
But the characters experience such delightful and exciting things that it s hard not to feel the magic in the writing. The invention of hugo cabret is one of the first chapter books to win a caldecott medal and is cleverly written and illustrated by brian selznick and it is about how an orphaned boy named hugo finds out the secrets contained in his most prized possession a mechanical man from his dead father. It s about a boy who lives alone in the gare montparnasse railway station in paris in the 1930s.
With asa butterfield chloë grace moretz christopher lee ben kingsley. The movie is based on brian selznick s graphic novel the invention of hugo cabret. The book itself is written in simple prose no tricks or surprises here.
Hugo cabret is an orphan who was taken in by his uncle claude cabret after his father s death.