Tuesday, January 24

Happy endings only happen in the movies

Momma has (understandably) spurned the Oscars since The Color Purple was snubbed in 1985, but I was delighted to see Martin Scorsese's Hugo received 11 nominations today.
Twelve-year-old Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric girl and the owner of a small toy booth in the train station, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy.

Based upon the book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick who said himself, "... this is not exactly a novel, and it's not quite a picture book, and it's not really a graphic novel, or a flip book, or a movie, but a combination of all these things."

Clocks, gears and a really cool automan. What more could a steampunk girl ask for? We shall see what the Academy thinks.

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