The Hugo Movie Companion: A Behind the Scenes Look at How a Beloved Book Became a Motion Picture

Hardcover | November 1, 2011

byBrian SelznickIllustratorBrian Selznick

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A stunning companion book to Martin Scorsese's 3-D feature film adaptation of The Invention of Hugo Cabret!

This heavily illustrated, full-color, elegant hardcover closely resembles the look and feel of Brian Selznick's groundbreaking debut novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret. With interviews of key people behind the making of the film; side-by-side visual comparisons of artwork from the book and people, props, costumes, and sets from the movie; as well as information about automatons, early cinema, special effects and 3D technology, and more!

Visually stunning and filled with fascinating information, The Hugo Cabret Companion will mesmerize and delight as it extends the experience of the movie and the book. A must-have for fans of all ages!

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A stunning companion book to Martin Scorsese's 3-D feature film adaptation of The Invention of Hugo Cabret! This heavily illustrated, full-color, elegant hardcover closely resembles the look and feel of Brian Selznick's groundbreaking debut novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret. With interviews of key people behind the making of the f...

Brian Selznick is the illustrator of the Caledcott Honor winner, The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins, and the New York Times Best Illustrated Book Walt Whitman: Words for America, both by Barbara Kerley, as well as the Sibert Honor Winner When Marian Sang, by Pam Muñoz Ryan, and numerous other celebrated picture books and novels. Brian...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.56 × 5.89 × 1.11 inPublished:November 1, 2011Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0545331552

ISBN - 13:9780545331555

Appropriate for ages: 9

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent behind the scenes info about making the movie 'Hugo' "The Hugo Movie Companion" is an excellent behind-the-scenes book about making the movie 'Hugo'. Selznick has brief one and two page essays on the time period of the movie, the historical background of movie making, and the people who are needed to make the movie. Not just the principal actors, but the technical people and what they do are described. The last chapter is an essay on how the last two minutes of the movie was filmed. There were lots of pictures throughout the book. This was a fun and informative read.
Date published: 2011-11-13

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Praise for The Hugo Movie Companion "Rarely does a page-to-screen tour get this kind of detailed, lavishly illustrated treatment: It's a must for all the fans of Selznick's enchanting novel anxiously awaiting Martin Scorsese's film." -Entertainment Weekly Awards and Distinctions for The Invention of Hugo Cabret 2008 Randolph Caldecott Medal National Book Award Finalist #1 New York Times Bestseller USA Today Bestseller #1 BookSense Bestseller New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2007 Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2007 Kirkus Best Book of 2007 New York Public Library Best Book for Reading and Sharing American Library Association Notable Children's Book American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults 2007 Quill Award Winner Select Praise for The Invention of Hugo Cabret * "A true masterpiece." - Publishers Weekly, starred review * "Fade to black and cue the applause!" - Kirkus Reviews, starred review * "Complete genius." - The Horn Book Magazine, starred review * "Breathtaking." - School Library Journal, starred review * "An original and creative integration of art and text." - The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review * "It's wonderful. Take that overused word literally: Hugo Cabret evokes wonder." - New York Times Book Review * "A fast-paced treat for tweens." - People magazine * "Captivating." - Los Angeles Times Book Review * "If your kid loves the J.K. Rowling series, then he's bound to enjoy The Invention of Hugo Cabret..." - Good Housekeeping magazine