Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Hugo Movie Companion

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Book Review - Hugo Movie Companion

About the Book
Brian Selznick takes readers on an intimate tour of the movie-making process as his Caldecott Award-winning book The Invention of Hugo Cabret is turned into a 3-D major motion picture by Academy Award-winning director, Martin Scorsese, written by Academy Award-nominated screenwriter, John Logan.

Lavishly illustrated with full-color photographs from the movie, and filled with fun, informative interviews of the cast and crew, comparisons of artwork from the book alongside people, props, costumes, and sets from the movie, plus fascinating information about automatons, filmmaking pioneer Georges Melies, and an essay on the birth of movies written by Martin Scorsese, The Hugo Movie Companion beautifully extends the experience of the book and the movie, and is a must-have for fans of all ages.

My Take on the Book
This book is the ultimate addition to any fan of Hugo's library. Not only do you get a behind the scenes look at the making of a movie, but you get an in-depth look at the people behind the movie and what it took to make the book into a movie also. The book is beautifully laid out and I loved how they incorporated images from the movie as well as production images like drawings of costumes and pictures of the actors in the actual costumes. I also enjoyed getting to know the people within the movie and what brought them to making and being a part of this film. The book was very good, so I am looking forward to actually seeing the movie itself once it is released!

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