Not only was it visually beautiful, (from the big blue eyes of Hugo himself, to all the clocks and inside clockwork of the railway station, to an awesome overview shot of Paris at night), but it's also funny and sad at the same time. I also love the accents and the big words Isabelle uses.. The highlight for me was learning more about old movies and were it started and how they did it in those days; painting film to get some colour, using these old cameras that makes this wonderful sound if you wind it. I just loved it:)
Here are some of the pictures from the film:
This movie is directed by Martin Scorsese, known for films like: Raging Bull, Taxi Driver and The Departed. This movie is completely different than anything he has ever done before. He said that he wanted to direct something that his grandchildren could watch. He pays tribute in this movie to French illusionist and film maker Georgie Méliès. He was called a cinemagician as he was one of the first filmmakers to use multiple exposures, time-lapse photography, dissolves and hand-painted colour in his work (Wikipedia).
Here are some images from his films:
Smashing Pumkins used some of his visual elements in their music video "Tonight, Tonight"
Hugo, in my opinion is definately a must see. And you can learn a lot, while enjoying a beautiful movie.