Martin Scorsese's Fantasy World Expands In Second Hugo Trailer

By Sean O'Connell 2011-10-24 12:19:46discussion comments
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ďWhy would my key fit into your fatherís machine?Ē The mystery of Hugo expands as Paramount plans to reveal Martin Scorseseís story of an orphan boy (Asa Butterfield) living in the walls of a Parisian train station who embarks on an adventure involving Ö well, Iím not entirely sure. Which is great. The studio hasnít blown all of Scorseseís secrets, doing just enough to generate interest and create suspense. Yes, there was the ďsecretĒ screening at the New York Film Festival, and a new poster. But this second trailer (via Appleís web page) dives deepest into Hugoís world, and sets the stage for what looks to be a winning fantasy film.

Of course, the real draw of Hugo, beyond the eye-popping production values or John Loganís immersive script, will be Scorseseís first foray into 3D storytelling. From everything we are hearing, itís some of the best 3D ever attempted. Which, given Scorseseís reputation as a visual genius, should surprise no one. Between Hugo and Steven Spielbergís The Adventures of Tintin, this holiday season could signify the moment where 3D filmmaking turned an important corner. Thatís not to say there wonít be horror and action films that abuse the format. But legitimate filmmakers might now have the necessary blueprint for using the enhancement to better their films Ö and not just coax more money out of patrons.

Martin Scorseseís Hugo stars Butterfield, Chloe Mortez, Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Michael Pitt, Christopher Lee, Ray Winstone, Emily Mortimer and Jude Law. It opens everywhere on Nov. 23.
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