Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Will Hugo Cabret be huge?

One of the books that had long been on my list to read is The Invention of Hugo Cabret. It had just caused such a stir when it came out - more due to its novel presentation than the story itself.

Over half the book is pictures, illustrations by the author. Who is an illustrator. Normally when illustrators tackle a book on their own, it's a book for really young kids, which lets it still be mostly about the artwork. But this was a full-length book for older kids. With black and white illustrations that evoke the days of silent films. (Which none of these kids have ever seen. Irony.)

It's coming to the big screen this fall, titled simply Hugo Cabret and directed by Martin Scorsese. I'm excited to see it because it's starring Asa Butterfield, who was so compelling in The Boy In the Striped Pajamas, and Chloe Moretz, who kicked butt in Kick-Ass. Don't think she'll be pulling any of those kinds of stunts in this one, though.

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