Jul 13, 2011

Q.286

"Hugo" is the name of director Martin Scorsese's next film and is based on the award-winning book "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" by American author Brian Selznick. Due for release later this year, it is a fantasy adventure about an twelve-year old orphan in Paris.

The book, in turn, is partly about the French filmmaker and magician Georges Méliès, who invented several film special effects and made some of the earliest science fiction movies.

"A Trip to the Moon" (1902) is perhaps his best known work, and features a famous scene in which a spaceship on its way to the moon runs into something on the moon. What?

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