The Hugo Movie Companion

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The Hugo Movie Companion

A Behind the Scenes Look at How a Beloved Book Became a Major Motion Picture

By Brian Selznick

Scholastic Press, Hardcover, 9780545331555, 255pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2011

A companion book-and much more -to Martin Scorsese's movie of the #1 bestseller and Caldecott Medal Winner.
Brian Selznick takes readers on an intimate tour of the movie-making process as his Caldecott Award-winning book The Invention of Hugo Cabret is turned into a 3-D major motion picture by Academy Award-winning director, Martin Scorsese, written by Academy Award-nominated screenwriter, John Logan.
Lavishly illustrated with full-color photographs from the movie, and filled with fun, informative interviews of the cast and crew, comparisons of artwork from the book alongside people, props, costumes, and sets from the movie, plus fascinating information about automatons, filmmaking pioneer Georges Melies, and an essay on the birth of movies written by Martin Scorsese, The Hugo Movie Companion beautifully extends the experience of the book and the movie, and is a must-have for fans of all ages.

About the Author
In addition to The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Brian Selznick is the illustrator of the Caldecott Honor winner, The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins, and The New York Times Best Illustrated Walt Whitman: Words for America, both by Barbara Kerley, as well as the Sibert Honor Winner When Marian Sang, by Pam Munoz Ryan, and numerous other celebrated picture books and novels. Brian has also worked as a set designer and a puppeteer. When he isn t traveling to promote his work all over the world, he lives in San Diego, California, and Brooklyn, New York."

Praise For The Hugo Movie Companion


(partial listingfull reviews and a complete list of awards available upon request)

2008 Caldecott Medal winner
National Book Award Finalist
#1 New York Times Bestseller
New York Times Best Illustrated Book
Quill Award Winner
Borders Original Voices Finalist
Los Angeles Times Favorite Children’s Book of the Year
Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
A true masterpiece.”Publishers Weekly, starred review
Evokes wonder . . . like a silent film on paper.”The New York Times
Visually stunning . . . raises the bar.”San Antonio Express-News
Shatters conventions.”School Library Journal, starred review
Complete genius.”The Horn Book, starred review