Hugo (2011)

PG | 127 mins | Drama, Mystery | 2011

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HISTORY

       According to producer Graham King, in a 9 Dec 2011 interview with Glenn Whipp in DV , the notion of doing a film that their children could see was first discussed by Martin Scorsese and King when they were making The Aviator (2004, see entry). Later, King stated, “a girl” in his office showed him the manuscript for The Invention of Hugo Cabret .
       In a 22 Feb 2007 DV article, Michael Fleming and Pamela McClintock reported that Graham King’s Initial Entertainment Group had acquired screen rights to the book as a possible vehicle for Scorsese to direct at Warner Bros. However, they also pointed out that Scorsese had recently signed a “first-look” deal with Paramount that gave Paramount the “right to own half of any project Scorsese directs or produces elsewhere.”
       A “News Digest” item in the 9 May 2008 issue of Screen International announced that Chris Wedge, director of the animated film Ice Age (see entry) had been signed to direct The Invention of Hugo Cabret for Graham King’s GK Films, Johnny Depp’s Infinitum Nihil and Warner Bros. and that John Logan, who had worked with Graham King on The Aviator (see entry) would adapt the screenplay.
       On 11 May 2010, John Hopewell reported in DV that Martin Scorsese’s The Invention of Hugo Cabret had been awarded a tax break for international production through the Centre National du Cinema in France. The article stated the tax break had been set up in Dec 2009 and allowed a 20% rebate on most production funds spent ... More Less

       According to producer Graham King, in a 9 Dec 2011 interview with Glenn Whipp in DV , the notion of doing a film that their children could see was first discussed by Martin Scorsese and King when they were making The Aviator (2004, see entry). Later, King stated, “a girl” in his office showed him the manuscript for The Invention of Hugo Cabret .
       In a 22 Feb 2007 DV article, Michael Fleming and Pamela McClintock reported that Graham King’s Initial Entertainment Group had acquired screen rights to the book as a possible vehicle for Scorsese to direct at Warner Bros. However, they also pointed out that Scorsese had recently signed a “first-look” deal with Paramount that gave Paramount the “right to own half of any project Scorsese directs or produces elsewhere.”
       A “News Digest” item in the 9 May 2008 issue of Screen International announced that Chris Wedge, director of the animated film Ice Age (see entry) had been signed to direct The Invention of Hugo Cabret for Graham King’s GK Films, Johnny Depp’s Infinitum Nihil and Warner Bros. and that John Logan, who had worked with Graham King on The Aviator (see entry) would adapt the screenplay.
       On 11 May 2010, John Hopewell reported in DV that Martin Scorsese’s The Invention of Hugo Cabret had been awarded a tax break for international production through the Centre National du Cinema in France. The article stated the tax break had been set up in Dec 2009 and allowed a 20% rebate on most production funds spent in France or with French visual effects facilities up to a cap of € 4 million, the equivalent of $5.6 million.
       In an interview with reporter Richard Verrier published in the 5 Jan 2012 issue of LAT , production designer Dante Ferretti stated that, “We filmed a few days in Paris, but most of the movie was shot in England at Shepperton Studios . . .” In the 17 Nov 2011 LAT , John Horn stated that this was to “take advantage of the country’s [UK] tax credits and its proximity to some exteriors used in the film.” Horn cited “people familiar with the film who asked not to be identified so as not to damage business relationships” that the film cost $170 million, although producer Graham King stated the cost was “less than $150 million.”
       Ben Fritz recounted in the 1 Dec 2011 issue of LAT that focus group screenings indicated that the film was likely to win critical acclaim but have “limited initial appeal to mass audiences.” As a result, the decision was made to open Hugo on 1,277 screens, a smaller number of theaters than originally planned, with the venues to be expanded to 1,800 after two weeks to help the film find a wider audience through word-of-mouth.
       Hugo was named one of the Top 10 movies of the year by AFI. The film was nominated for Academy Awards in the following categories: Best Picture; Art Direction [Production Design: Dante Ferretti, Set Decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo]; Cinematography [Robert Richardson]; Costume Design [Sandy Powell]; Directing [Martin Scorsese]; Film Editing [Thelma Schoonmaker]; Music Score (Original) [Howard Shore]; Sound Editing [Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty]; Sound Mixing [Tom Fleischman and John Midgley]; Visual Effects [Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossman and Alex Henning]; Writing (Adapted Screenplay) [John Logan]. Martin Scorsese received a Golden Globe Award for Best Director for the film.
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BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
22 Feb 2007.
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Daily Variety
11 May 2010.
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Daily Variety
21 Nov 2011
p. 1, 32.
Daily Variety
9 Dec 2011.
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Los Angeles Times
17 Nov 2011.
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Los Angeles Times
23 Nov 2011.
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Los Angeles Times
1 Dec 2011.
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Los Angeles Times
5 Jan 2012.
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New York Times
23 Nov 2011
p. 1.
Screen International
9 May 2008.
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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Martin Scorsese picture
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Unit prod mgr
Unit prod mgr
Unit prod mgr
Prod mgr - Paris, Paris unit
Prod mgr, Paris unit
1st asst dir
1st asst dir, 2d unit
1st asst dir, Paris unit
2d asst dir
Co-2d asst dir
Co-2d asst dir
Crowd 2d asst dir
3d asst dir
3d asst dir
3d asst dir
3d asst dir, 2d unit
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Dir of photog, 2d unit
1st asst "A" cam
2d asst "A" cam
"B" cam op/Steadicam
1st asst "B" cam/Systems tech
2d asst "B" cam
1st asst cam, 2d unit
3d asst cam
Cam trainee
3D stereographer
3D cam systems eng
3D cam systems eng
3D cam systems eng, 2d unit
I.O./Convergence puller, 2d unit
Video asst op
Video asst op, 2d unit
Asst video assist op
Chief lighting tech
Chief lighting tech, Paris unit
Gaffer
Gaffer, 2d unit
Rigging gaffer
Best boy
Best boy
Floor elec
Floor elec
Floor elec
Floor elec
Floor elec
Floor elec
Desk op
Key grip
Key grip UK
Key grip, 2d unit
Key grip, Paris unit
Dolly grip
Crane tech
Crane tech
Head tech
Lighting grip - best boy
Lighting grip
Lighting grip
Lighting grip
Lighting grip
Lighting grip
Chargehand rigging elec
Chargehand rigging elec
Rigging elec
Rigging elec
Rigging elec
Rigging elec
Rigging elec
Dimmer tech
HOD elec rigger
Supv elec rigger
Chargehand elec rigger
Chargehand elec rigger
Chargehand elec rigger
Elec rigger
Elec rigger
Elec rigger
Elec rigger
Elec rigger
Standby elec rigger
Standby elec rigger
Practical elec
Cam and projection adv
Stills photog
HOD rigger
Supv rigger
Chargehand rigger
Rigger
Rigger
Trainee rigger
Lighting services supplied by
ART DIRECTORS
Prod des
Supv art dir
Art dir
Art dir
Art dir
Art dir
Art dir - Miniatures
Art dir, 2d unit
Art dir, Paris unit
Asst art dir
Asst art dir
Draughtsman
Draughtsman
Draughtsman
Junior draughtsman
Junior draughtsman
Graphic des
Graphic des
Art dept coord
Graphics res
Art dept asst
Art dept asst
FILM EDITORS
Assoc ed
Asst ed
Dailies stereo correction artist
Dailies digital 3D lab mgr
SET DECORATORS
Asst set dec
Asst set dec
Prop master
Loc prop master
Prop supv
Prop storeman
Action prop buyer
Chargehand standby prop
Standby prop
Standby prop, 2d unit
Chargehand dressing prop
Dressing prop
Dressing prop
Dressing prop
Dressing prop
Dressing prop
Dressing prop
HOD prop modeler
HOD sculptor
Sculptor
Sculptor
Prop modeler
Prop modeler
Prop modeler
Prop modeler
Mould maker
Chargehand prop painter
Prop trainee
Prop trainee
Prod buyer
Asst prod buyer
Set dec draughtsman
Set dec PA
Set dec buyer, Paris unit
Drapesman
Const mgr
Const mgr, Paris unit
Asst const mgr
Const coord
Const buyer
HOD carpenter
Supv carpenter
Chargehand carpenter
Chargehand carpenter
Chargehand wood machinist
HOD painter
Supv painter
Chargehand painter
Chargehand painter
Chargehand painter
HOD plasterer
Supv plasterer
Chargehand plasterer
Chargehand plasterer
HOD stagehand
Chargehand stagehand
Stagehand
Stagehand
Stagehand
Stagehand labourer
Stagehand labourer
COSTUMES
Cost des
Asst cost des
Asst cost des
Asst cost des
Cost supv
Chief pattern cutter
Cost buyer
Cost coord
Principal cost
Principal cost
Principal seamstress
Principal seamstress
Chief crowd seamstress
Cost leatherworker
Set cost, 2d unit
Crowd cost supv, Paris unit
Principal cost trainee
Cost trainee
Cost trainee
MUSIC
Mus comp, orch & cond by
Mus supv
Mus rec and mixed by
Supv score ed
Music tech and programming
Score ed
Score ed
Score ed
Prod coord
Mus coord
Conforming and auricle
Mus preparation
Mus preparation
Mus preparation
Mus preparation
Orch contracting
Prod accounting
Asst mus ed
Mus legal and clearance by
Mus legal and clearance
Mus legal and clearance
Les Primitifs du Futur
Les Primitifs du Futur
Les Primitifs du Futur
Les Primitifs du Futur
Les Primitifs du Futur
Les Primitifs du Futur
SOUND
Prod sd mixer
Prod sd mixer, 2d unit
Sd maintenance
Cable person
Re-rec mixer
Supv sd ed
Supv sd ed
Dial ed
Sd des/FX editor
Supv ADR ed
Foley supv
Foley ed
Foley ed
Foley rec eng
2d asst sd eng
1st asst sd ed
FX asst
ADR asst ed
Sd intern
Re-rec at
Post prod sd facility
ADR rec at
ADR rec at
Dolby sd consultant
VISUAL EFFECTS
Visual eff supv
VFX ed
Spec eff supv
Spec eff coord/Buyer
Spec eff asst coord
Spec eff supv's asst
Lead senior spec eff tech
Lead senior spec eff tech, 2d unit
Spec eff tech
Spec eff tech
Spec eff tech
Spec eff tech
Asst spec eff tech
Spec eff workshop supv
Lead senior spec eff workshop tech
Senior spec eff workshop tech
Senior spec eff workshop tech
Senior spec eff workshop tech
Spec eff workshop tech
Spec eff workshop tech
Spec eff workshop tech
Spec eff workshop asst tech
Spec eff workshop asst tech
Spec eff PA
Spec eff PA
Lead senior rigging spec eff tech
Senior rigging spec eff tech
Breakaway senior spec eff tech
Titles des and prod by
Title des, Big Film Design
Titles compositor, Big Film Design
Titles stereographer, Big Film Design
Visual eff supv
Visual eff prod
Digital eff supv
Visual eff data supv
Visual eff ed
Visual eff ed
Encoder tech
Encoder tech
Visual eff vid asst
Visual eff coord
Visual eff coord
Visual eff asst
Visual eff asst
Visual eff by
Exec prod, Pixomondo
CG supv, Pixomondo
Visual eff prod, Pixomondo
Digital prod, Pixomondo
Senior vis eff coord, Pixomondo
Art dir, Pixomondo
Art dir, Pixomondo
Head of pipeline, Pixomondo
Division supv, Pixomondo
Division supv, Pixomondo
Division supv, Pixomondo
Division supv, Pixomondo
Division supv, Pixomondo
Division supv, Pixomondo
Division supv, Pixomondo
Division supv, Pixomondo
Division supv, Pixomondo
Division supv, Pixomondo
Division supv, Pixomondo
Division supv, Pixomondo
Division supv, Pixomondo
Division supv, Pixomondo
Division prod, Pixomondo
Division prod, Pixomondo
Division prod, Pixomondo
Division prod, Pixomondo
Division prod, Pixomondo
Division prod, Pixomondo
Division prod, Pixomondo
Division prod, Pixomondo
Lead artist/Tech dir, Pixomondo
Lead artist/Tech dir, Pixomondo
Lead artist/Tech dir, Pixomondo
Lead artist/Tech dir, Pixomondo
Lead artist/Tech dir, Pixomondo
Lead artist/Tech dir, Pixomondo
Lead artist/Tech dir, Pixomondo
Lead artist/Tech dir, Pixomondo
Lead artist/Tech dir, Pixomondo
Lead artist/Tech dir, Pixomondo
Lead artist/Tech dir, Pixomondo
Lead artist/Tech dir, Pixomondo
Lead artist/Tech dir, Pixomondo
Lead artist/Tech dir, Pixomondo
Lead artist/Tech dir, Pixomondo
Lead artist/Tech dir, Pixomondo
Lead artist/Tech dir, Pixomondo
Lead artist/Tech dir, Pixomondo
Lead artist/Tech dir, Pixomondo
Lead artist/Tech dir, Pixomondo
Division ed, Pixomondo
Division ed, Pixomondo
Division ed, Pixomondo
CG artist, Pixomondo
CG artist, Pixomondo
CG artist, Pixomondo
CG artist, Pixomondo
CG artist, Pixomondo
CG artist, Pixomondo
CG artist, Pixomondo
CG artist, Pixomondo
CG artist, Pixomondo
CG artist, Pixomondo
CG artist, Pixomondo
CG artist, Pixomondo
CG artist, Pixomondo
CG artist, Pixomondo
CG artist, Pixomondo
CG artist, Pixomondo
CG artist, Pixomondo
CG artist, Pixomondo
CG artist, Pixomondo
CG artist, Pixomondo
CG artist, Pixomondo
CG artist, Pixomondo
CG artist, Pixomondo
CG artist, Pixomondo
CG artist, Pixomondo
CG artist, Pixomondo
CG artist, Pixomondo
CG artist, Pixomondo
Lighting/Shading/Texturing, Pixomondo
Lighting/Shading/Texturing, Pixomondo
Lighting/Shading/Texturing, Pixomondo
Lighting/Shading/Texturing, Pixomondo
Lighting/Shading/Texturing, Pixomondo
Lighting/Shading/Texturing, Pixomondo
Lighting/Shading/Texturing, Pixomondo
Lighting/Shading/Texturing, Pixomondo
Lighting/Shading/Texturing, Pixomondo
Lighting/Shading/Texturing, Pixomondo
Lighting/Shading/Texturing, Pixomondo
Lighting/Shading/Texturing, Pixomondo
Lighting/Shading/Texturing, Pixomondo
Animator, Pixomondo
Animator, Pixomondo
Animator, Pixomondo
Animator, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
Compositor, Pixomondo
FX artist, Pixomondo
FX artist, Pixomondo
FX artist, Pixomondo
FX artist, Pixomondo
FX artist, Pixomondo
FX artist, Pixomondo
Character/Rigging/Massive, Pixomondo
Character/Rigging/Massive, Pixomondo
Character/Rigging/Massive, Pixomondo
Character/Rigging/Massive, Pixomondo
Matte painting/Environment artist, Pixomondo
Matte painting/Environment artist, Pixomondo
Matte painting/Environment artist, Pixomondo
Matte painting/Environment artist, Pixomondo
Matte painting/Environment artist, Pixomondo
Matte painting/Environment artist, Pixomondo
Matte painting/Environment artist, Pixomondo
Matte painting/Environment artist, Pixomondo
Matte painting/Environment artist, Pixomondo
Matte painting/Environment artist, Pixomondo
Matte painting/Environment artist, Pixomondo
Matte painting/Environment artist, Pixomondo
Matte painting/Environment artist, Pixomondo
Matte painting/Environment artist, Pixomondo
Matte painting/Environment artist, Pixomondo
Matte painting/Environment artist, Pixomondo
Matte painting/Environment artist, Pixomondo
Matte painting/Environment artist, Pixomondo
Matte painting/Environment artist, Pixomondo
Matte painting/Environment artist, Pixomondo
Division coord, Pixomondo
Division coord, Pixomondo
Division coord, Pixomondo
Division coord, Pixomondo
Division coord, Pixomondo
Division coord, Pixomondo
Division coord, Pixomondo
Division coord, Pixomondo
Division coord, Pixomondo
Division coord, Pixomondo
Division coord, Pixomondo
Division coord, Pixomondo
Matchmove/Layout artist, Pixomondo
Matchmove/Layout artist, Pixomondo
Matchmove/Layout artist, Pixomondo
Matchmove/Layout artist, Pixomondo
Matchmove/Layout artist, Pixomondo
Matchmove/Layout artist, Pixomondo
Matchmove/Layout artist, Pixomondo
Matchmove/Layout artist, Pixomondo
Matchmove/Layout artist, Pixomondo
Matchmove/Layout artist, Pixomondo
Matchmove/Layout artist, Pixomondo
Matchmove/Layout artist, Pixomondo
Matchmove/Layout artist, Pixomondo
Matchmove/Layout artist, Pixomondo
Matchmove/Layout artist, Pixomondo
Matchmove/Layout artist, Pixomondo
Matchmove/Layout artist, Pixomondo
Matchmove/Layout artist, Pixomondo
Matchmove/Layout artist, Pixomondo
Matchmove/Layout artist, Pixomondo
Matchmove/Layout artist, Pixomondo
Matchmove/Layout artist, Pixomondo
Matchmove/Layout artist, Pixomondo
Matchmove/Layout artist, Pixomondo
Matchmove/Layout artist, Pixomondo
Roto/Paint artist, Pixomondo
Roto/Paint artist, Pixomondo
Roto/Paint artist, Pixomondo
Roto/Paint artist, Pixomondo
Roto/Paint artist, Pixomondo
Roto/Paint artist, Pixomondo
Roto/Paint artist, Pixomondo
Roto/Paint artist, Pixomondo
Roto/Paint artist, Pixomondo
Roto/Paint artist, Pixomondo
Roto/Paint artist, Pixomondo
Roto/Paint artist, Pixomondo
Roto/Paint artist, Pixomondo
Roto/Paint artist, Pixomondo
Roto/Paint artist, Pixomondo
Roto/Paint artist, Pixomondo
Roto/Paint artist, Pixomondo
Roto/Paint artist, Pixomondo
Roto/Paint artist, Pixomondo
Roto/Paint artist, Pixomondo
Prod asst, Pixomondo
Prod asst, Pixomondo
Prod asst, Pixomondo
Prod asst, Pixomondo
Visual eff by
Visual eff, Lola VFX
Visual eff, Lola VFX
Visual eff, Lola VFX
Visual eff, Lola VFX
Visual eff, Lola VFX
Visual eff, Lola VFX
Visual eff, Lola VFX
Visual eff, Lola VFX
Visual eff, Lola VFX
Visual eff, Lola VFX
Visual eff, Lola VFX
Visual eff, Lola VFX
Visual eff and digital environments created by
Visual eff and digital environments, Uncharted Ter
Visual eff and digital environments, Uncharted Ter
Visual eff and digital environments, Uncharted Ter
Visual eff and digital environments, Uncharted Ter
Visual eff and digital environments, Uncharted Ter
Visual eff and digital environments, Uncharted Ter
Visual eff and digital environments, Uncharted Ter
Visual eff and digital environments, Uncharted Ter
Visual eff and digital environments, Uncharted Ter
Visual eff and digital environments, Uncharted Ter
Visual eff and digital environments, Uncharted Ter
Visual eff and digital environments, Uncharted Ter
Visual eff and digital environments, Uncharted Ter
Visual eff and digital environments, Uncharted Ter
Visual eff and digital environments, Uncharted Ter
Visual eff and digital environments, Uncharted Ter
Visual eff and digital environments, Uncharted Ter
Visual eff and digital environments, Uncharted Ter
Opening shot by
Visual eff supv, ILM
Matte painting supv and visual eff by
Matte painting supv and visual eff, Matte World Di
Matte painting supv and visual eff, Matte World Di
Matte painting supv and visual eff, Matte World Di
Matte painting supv and visual eff, Matte World Di
Matte painting supv and visual eff, Matte World Di
Matte painting supv and visual eff, Matte World Di
Matte painting supv and visual eff, Matte World Di
Matte painting supv and visual eff, Matte World Di
Matte painting supv and visual eff, Matte World Di
Matte painting supv and visual eff, Matte World Di
Matte painting supv and visual eff, Matte World Di
Matte painting supv and visual eff, Matte World Di
Matte painting supv and visual eff, Matte World Di
Matte painting supv and visual eff, Matte World Di
Matte painting supv and visual eff, Matte World Di
Matte painting supv and visual eff, Matte World Di
Matte painting supv and visual eff, Matte World Di
Matte painting supv and visual eff, Matte World Di
Matte painting supv and visual eff, Matte World Di
Matte painting supv and visual eff, Matte World Di
Matte painting supv and visual eff, Matte World Di
Previsualization by
Previs supv, Nvizage Previsualization
Lead previs artist, Nvizage Previsualization
Previs artist, Nvizage Previsualization
Previs artist, Nvizage Previsualization
Virtual cam developer, Nvizage Previsualization
Virtual cam op, Nvizage Previsualization
Miniatures and addl visual eff photog
Supv, New Deal Studios
Prod, New Deal Studios
DANCE
Choreog
MAKEUP
Makeup des
Makeup & hair des to Sir Ben Kingsley
Key makeup artist
Key makeup, Paris unit
Makeup PA
Makeup crowd supv
Makeup crowd supv, Paris unit
Makeup artist
Makeup artist
Makeup, 2d unit
Makeup trainee
Makeup trainee
Hair des
Key hairdresser
Key hair, Paris unit
Hair crowd supv
Hairdresser to Sir Ben Kingsley
Crowd hair PA
Hairdresser
Hairdresser
Hairdresser
Hairdresser
Hairdresser, 2d unit
Barber
PRODUCTION MISC
Casting
UK casting
UK casting
Casting assoc
Australia casting
Extras casting
Extras casting, Paris unit
Loop group casting
Prod controller
Prod coord
Prod coord, Paris unit
Asst prod coord
Automaton manufacturer
Automaton and horological adv
Train consultant
Crowd supv
Res/Consultant
Scr supv
Scr supv, 2d unit
Dialect coach
Unit pub
Travel & accommodation coord
Prod secy
Animal trainer
Animal trainer
Asst to Mr. Scorsese
Asst to Mr. Scorsese
Asst to Mr. King
Asst to Mr. King
Asst to Mr. Headington
Asst to Mr. Crockett
Asst to Mr. Crockett
Asst to Ms. Tillinger Koskoff
Asst to Ms. Kacandes
Asst to Sir Ben Kingsley
Asst to Mr. Baron Cohen
Key prod office asst
Prod office asst
Prod office asst
Set prod asst
Set prod asst
Lock-off PA
Lock-off PA
Lock-off PA
Lock-off PA
Lock-off PA
Prod accountant
Prod accountant, Paris unit
Payroll accountant
Payroll accountant
Asst accountant
Asst accountant
Asst accountant
Asst accountant
Post prod accountant
Line prod, Paris unit
Loc mgr
Loc mgr, Paris unit
Loc asst
Loc asst
Unit mgr
Picture vehicles coord, Paris unit
Transportation coord, Paris unit
Post prod supv
Post prod asst
Post prod asst
Stereo digital intermediate
Post stereo supv
Stereo workflow supv
Stereo correction specialist
Stereo correction specialist
Digital image restoration
Restoration dir, Technicolor Restoration Services
Lead restoration artist, Technicolor Restoration S
Restoration team, Technicolor Restoration Services
Restoration team, Technicolor Restoration Services
Restoration team, Technicolor Restoration Services
Restoration team, Technicolor Restoration Services
Archival footage stereo conversion services provid
Archival conversion supv, Legend 3D
Archival conversion prod, Legend 3D
Archival conversion stereographer, Legend 3D
Prod supv, Legend 3D
Lead depth artist, Legend 3D
Caterer
Magic consultant and instructor
Tutor to Mr. Butterfield
Tutor to Miss Moretz
Cast tutor
Unit nurse
Health & safety
Health & safety
Stage security
Stage security
Fire officer
Prod insurance provided by
Rights and clearances by
Rights and clearances, Entertainment Clearances, I
Rights and clearancesEntertainment Clearances, Inc
Legal services provided by
Legal services provided by
Prod services France
Addl prod financing provided by
STAND INS
Stunt coord
Asst stunt coord
Hugo stunt double
Hugo stunt double
Isabelle stunt double
Mama Jeanne stunt double
Monsieur Frick stunt double
Hugo Cabret double
Isabelle double
Hugo Cabret stand-in
Isabelle stand-in
COLOR PERSONNEL
Colourist
Digital intermediate and digital cinema provided b
Digital intermediate producer
Digital intermediate conform & col support
Digital intermediate eng & col science
Digital intermediate eng & col science
Digital intermediate eng & col science
Digital intermediate eng & col science
Tech support NY
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick (New York, 2007).
MUSIC
"Ça Gaze," composed by V. Marceau, produced by Jean Michel Bernard, performed by Les Primitifs du Futur
"Aubade Charmeuse," written by Jean Peyronnin, produced by Jean Michel Bernard, performed by Les Primitifs du Futur
"Carinosa," written by Alberto Larena and Auguste Pesenti, produced by Jean Michel Bernard, performed by Les Primitifs du Futur
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MUSIC
"Ça Gaze," composed by V. Marceau, produced by Jean Michel Bernard, performed by Les Primitifs du Futur
"Aubade Charmeuse," written by Jean Peyronnin, produced by Jean Michel Bernard, performed by Les Primitifs du Futur
"Carinosa," written by Alberto Larena and Auguste Pesenti, produced by Jean Michel Bernard, performed by Les Primitifs du Futur
"Carinosa," written by Alberto Larena and Auguste Pesenti, conducted by Howard Shore
"Score excerpts from the motion picture Safety Last ," composed by Carl Davis, courtesy of Fremantle Media
"Tarantella," written by Camille Saint-Saëns, arranged by Howard Shore
"Danse Macabre," written by Camille Saint-Saëns, arranged by Howard Shore
"Marche de Radetzky," composed by Johann Strauss Sr., produced by Doug Adams, courtesy of Jasper and Marian Sanfilippo and the Sanfilippo Foundation, recorded from a 1908 Limonaire Orchestrophone - Style 250, built in Paris, France
"Friendly Day," written and performed by Kevin MacLeod
"Dardanella," written by Felix Bernard, Johnny S. Black and Fred Fisher, performed by Paul Eakins Mortier Belgian Band Organ, courtesy of Carlisle Music Company
"By the Waters of the Minnetonka," written by James M. Cavanass and Thurlow Lieurance
performed by Zez Confrey, courtesy of Warner Classics, by arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
"Trois Morceaux en Forme de Poire: Manière de Commencement (Allez Modérément)," written by Erik Satie, performed by Aldo Ciccolini & Gabriel Tacchino, courtesy of EMI Music France, under license from EMI Film & Television Music
"Six Gnossiennes: No. 1 Lent," written by Erik Satie, performed by Aldo Ciccolini, courtesy of EMI Music France, under license from EMI Film & Television Music.
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SONGS
"Frou Frou," words by Marie Blondeau, Henri Custillon and Hector Monreal, music by Henri Chatau and Lucien Dormel, performed by Lucille Panis, courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment, by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
"Si Tu Veux Marguerite," written by Albert Valensi and Joseph Vincentelli, produced by Jean Michel Bernard, performed by Olivier Constantin and Jean Michel Bernard
"Coeur Volant," word and music by Elizabeth Cotnoir, Isabelle Geffroy and Howard Shore, performed by Zaz, courtesy of PlayOn.
DETAILS
Release Date:
2011
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles and New York openings: 23 November 2011
Copyright Claimant:
GK Films, LLC
Copyright Date:
23 November 2011
Copyright Number:
PA1759108
Physical Properties:
Sound
Dolby® Surround 7.1; SDDS Sony Dynamic Digital Sound; Datasat Digital Sound in selected theatres
Color
deluxe
Black and White
Prints
Prints by deluxe
Duration(in mins):
127
MPAA Rating:
PG
Country:
United States
Language:
English
PCA No:
47203
SYNOPSIS

Hugo Cabret, a young boy, looks out from behind an enormous wall clock in a bustling Paris train station in the 1930s to watch the travelers moving about. He then races between the station's walls to check in on an old man minding his toy stall. Greeting the old man is Isabelle, a girl who looks to be about Hugo's age. After the old man dozes off behind his counter, Hugo emerges from a grate and attempts to steal a mechanical mouse. Only pretending to be asleep, the old man grabs Hugo's arm and forces the boy to empty his pockets of stolen goods. In addition to various tiny gears, Hugo also pulls out a notebook that contains drawings of a mechanical man. The notebook angers the old man and he threatens to burn it if Hugo doesn't reveal how he got it. The old man's demands ring so loudly that the mean Station Inspector hears and runs over. The terrified boy takes off without his notebook and, after a mad dash through the station, evades capture. At the end of the day, Hugo returns to the toy stall and confronts its cranky owner who continues to insist he's going to burn the notebook. Hugo follows the old man to his home. Throwing rocks at an upstairs window, Hugo gets Isabelle to come outside. He begs her to save his notebook and when she swears she'll absolutely keep it safe, Hugo goes back home to the station. Hugo then spends time with the real-life mechanical man that is pictured in the notebook. Flashing back to the past, Hugo recalls that his father, who brought the contraption home from his ... +


Hugo Cabret, a young boy, looks out from behind an enormous wall clock in a bustling Paris train station in the 1930s to watch the travelers moving about. He then races between the station's walls to check in on an old man minding his toy stall. Greeting the old man is Isabelle, a girl who looks to be about Hugo's age. After the old man dozes off behind his counter, Hugo emerges from a grate and attempts to steal a mechanical mouse. Only pretending to be asleep, the old man grabs Hugo's arm and forces the boy to empty his pockets of stolen goods. In addition to various tiny gears, Hugo also pulls out a notebook that contains drawings of a mechanical man. The notebook angers the old man and he threatens to burn it if Hugo doesn't reveal how he got it. The old man's demands ring so loudly that the mean Station Inspector hears and runs over. The terrified boy takes off without his notebook and, after a mad dash through the station, evades capture. At the end of the day, Hugo returns to the toy stall and confronts its cranky owner who continues to insist he's going to burn the notebook. Hugo follows the old man to his home. Throwing rocks at an upstairs window, Hugo gets Isabelle to come outside. He begs her to save his notebook and when she swears she'll absolutely keep it safe, Hugo goes back home to the station. Hugo then spends time with the real-life mechanical man that is pictured in the notebook. Flashing back to the past, Hugo recalls that his father, who brought the contraption home from his museum, called it an “automaton.” Father and son try to get it working again, but it won't until they find a special heart-shaped key to wind its gears. Unfortunately, the Cabrets' work is halted when Hugo's father perishes in a fire and the boy is sent to live with his drunken Uncle Claude, who works as the caretaker of the clocks at the train station. Back in the present, when Papa Georges returns to work, he hands Hugo a pile of ashes – the remnants of the notebook. Heartbroken, Hugo runs to Isabelle, who claims the notebook is perfectly safe. The ashes were just a trick to fool Hugo. Hugo continues to pester Papa Georges, who, impressed with the boy's ability to fix things, gives him a job working in the toy stall. Isabelle and Hugo also spend more time together. Since Papa Georges forbids Isabelle from going to the movies, Hugo sneaks her into a revival of Safety Last! , a silent comedy starring Harold Lloyd. Walking home, Hugo tells Isabelle the story of the first movie that his father said he ever saw. In it, a rocket ship flies through space and lands in the eye of the man in the moon. When they return to the station, Isabelle almost gets trampled by the rushing crowd. When Hugo comes to her rescue, he notices that she is wearing a heart-shaped key as a necklace, which they discover fits perfectly into the automaton's keyhole. Winding it up, the mechanical man comes to life and begins sketching on a piece of paper. While Hugo expects the automaton to produce a message from his dead father, he is distressed that the “drawing” is just a random collection of scratches. As the automaton continues to draw, though, a clear image forms: a rocket ship piercing the eye of the man in the moon along with the signature of Georges Méliès, which is “Papa Georges” full name. Hugo and Isabelle pester Georges' wife, Mama Jeanne, about the meaning of the drawing, but she refuses to say. When Papa Georges comes home, the children hide away and find a secret compartment in a bedroom armoire that is filled with similar drawings and paintings. Hearing their ruckus, Papa Georges is devastated to see his painful past being dredged up. Doing research at the film academy library, Hugo and Isabelle meet a film historian, Rene Tabard, who believes that Georges Méliès perished in the Great War. The children inform him otherwise and discover that Tabard is an expert on Méliès films. He shows the children his collection of artifacts from Méliès' former motion picture studio, which was a grand building made with glass walls to allow light in for filming. When Hugo and Isabelle ask to see one of Méliès' films, Tabard informs them that only one, out of hundreds he made, has survived over the years. That night, Hugo brings Tabard to Isabelle's home as a surprise to Papa Georges. Although Mama Jeanne politely asks the historian to leave, Tabard charms her by revealing that he recognizes her as an actress in her husband's films. As Papa George naps in the bedroom, Tabard unspools Méliès' Le voyage dans la lune , the film with the rocket and the man in the moon. When the movie ends, Papa Georges awakes and at last opens up about his past and how he began his career as a magician and tinkerer, building things like his beloved automaton. But, after wandering into an early film screening at a carnival, Papa Georges became inspired to build his own movie camera out of pieces from the automaton. He would then go on to write, direct, design and act in hundreds of movies filmed at his glass studio, including an Arabian knights adventure with a fake fire-breathing dragon. But then, after the Great War, audiences grew tired of watching Méliès' fantastical films. Made destitute, Méliès destroyed his studio and sold his films so that they could be melted down and transformed into ladies' shoe heels. With his last little bit of money, he bought the toy stall where he has worked ever since. The only thing that Méliès could not bear to destroy was the automaton, which he left at a museum for safe-keeping. At the end of Papa Georges' sad tale, Hugo runs off. Entering the train station, Hugo is pursued by the Station Inspector. Cornered at the very top of the station, Hugo sneaks out through an enormous outdoor clock and dangles from the large minute hand over the Paris streets, just like Harold Lloyd in Safety Last! . Unable to find the boy, the Inspector goes to search elsewhere, finally freeing Hugo to grab the automaton. Still, once Hugo gets to one of the train platforms, the Inspector grabs him and the mechanical man sails through the air to land on the tracks. Wiggling out of the Inspector's grasp, Hugo jumps down to rescue the machine. But, a train races into the station, threatening to flatten the boy and the contraption. Luckily, the Inspector reaches down and saves them both. As Hugo begs for his freedom from the Inspector, Isabelle and Papa Georges finally arrive. The old man declares that Hugo belongs to him and the Inspector lets the boy go. Much later, Professor Tabard introduces a special program honoring Georges Méliès at a packed Paris cinema. An exhaustive search has uncovered eighty "lost" Méliès films that have all been restored and are to be screened. When Papa Georges steps out from behind the curtain, he is greeted by a standing ovation. The grateful old man publicly thanks Hugo before the screening starts. Then, at a party honoring Méliès, Isabelle begins writing a book about her adventures with Hugo. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award
The American Film Institute is grateful to Sir Paul Getty KBE and the Sir Paul Getty KBE Estate for their dedication to the art of the moving image and their support for the AFI Catalog of Feature Films and without whose support AFI would not have been able to achieve this historical landmark in this epic scholarly endeavor.