Adaptation #1: Cinemagic and The Invention of Hugo Cabret

On the first ever episode of Adaptation, Kendyl and Jessica gush over Brian Selznick’s The Invention of Hugo Cabret and discuss how the book’s unique format gives them high expectations for the film.

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SHOW NOTES

Music: Do You Believe in Magic? by The Format

Brian Selznick’s The Invention of Hugo Cabret (2007)
-Set in 1931 Paris
-533 Pages, 158 Pictures
-Highlights the works of real life film pioneer George Melies
Themes:
-The world is like a machine. It has no extra parts.
-Movies are dreams you have when you’re awake.
-Illusions (machines, magic and movies)

Martin Scorsese’s Hugo (2011)
Cast: Ben Kingsley, Asa Butterfield, Chloe Grace Moretz, Sasha Baron Cohen and Jude Law
November 23rd release in the US
December 2nd release in the UK

Upcoming Book-to-Movie Projects:
The Adventures of Tin Tin (Book) (Movie)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Book) (Movie)
We Bought a Zoo (Book) (Movie)

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2 responses to “Adaptation #1: Cinemagic and The Invention of Hugo Cabret

  1. Pingback: Adaptation #48: Ironically Epic | Adaptation: A Podcast Dedicated to Film Adaptations·

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