The Invention of Hugo Cabret
by Brian Selznick
The Invention of Hugo Cabret Resources
Think the book is pretty magical? The website is equally as magical and interactive, with lots of drawings and fun tidbits about the characters and story.
If you want to see a full list of all the movies that Georges Méliès made, check out his IMDb page. This guy had quite the resume.
If you want to learn more about the man behind all that real-life movie magic, you can read more about Méliès’ life here.
Check out the official website for Hugo, the movie, which is at least as awesome as the book.
Movie or TV Productions
This movie version of the book also happens to be a tribute to moviemaking in general. And who better to help such a tribute than the ever-awesome Martin Scorsese?
Articles and Interviews
If you’re just dying to know more about what Selznick has to say about his book, you can check out his interview with WBEZ here. Spoiler alert: they talk about magicians.
If this book teaches us anything, it’s that filmmakers are very important folks who bring magic into the world. With that in mind, don’t forget to check out this interview with Martin Scorsese, the director of Hugo!
Believe it or not, Georges Méliès was a real live filmmaker. And those films that captured Hugo’s and Isabelle’s attention so well? Those are real too. Check out A Trip to the Moon, with added soundtrack.
If you’re on the fence about seeing the movie (although we don't really see how that's possible) you can check out the trailer online and make your final decision.
We promise, it's not a scary flick.
Starring Georges himself. And is that Mama Jeanne, his lovely wife and assistant?
Listen to Brian Selznick, the man behind the magic (of this book, at least) talking about The Invention of Hugo Cabret and where his ideas came from.
Who likes train stations? Brian Selznick, that’s who. Check out this interview of the book’s author exploring Grand Central Station’s “secrets.” Hmm, he sounds like a certain boy we know…
If you don’t understand why the train crash that happened was the stuff of nightmares for Hugo, take a look at this real photograph.
As facial hair grows, this stuff is pretty awesome.
Awww, look at this cute film still from Hugo of the titular character and Isabelle watching a movie.
The Gare Montparnasse train station has definitely been updated since Hugo’s time…
Ouch! Here’s the famous image from A Trip to the Moon that Hugo’s automaton drew.
Paris at night really does look pretty magical. We bet the view that Hugo and Isabelle saw from the glass clocks was breathtaking!
Hugo’s automaton probably looked something like this one, except for that creepy face!