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Anyone seen "Hugo"?
me

Posted on 11/28/2011 7:08:52 PM PST by nuconvert

Just wondered if anyone had seen Scorsese's new 3D movie, "Hugo".

I saw it this weekend and enjoyed it and wondered what others thought?

(you might want to avoid reading this thread if you haven't seen it yet)


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: cinema; film; hugo; martinscorcese; martinscorsese; movie; movies; scorsese

1 posted on 11/28/2011 7:08:56 PM PST by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

Out of four people I know who saw it, one fell asleep and the other three said skip it until the last thirty minutes...


2 posted on 11/28/2011 7:18:20 PM PST by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: nuconvert

I really enjoyed it. Oscar-worthy


3 posted on 11/28/2011 7:18:51 PM PST by iceskater (I am a Carnivore Conservative - No peas for me. (h/t N.Theknow))
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To: nuconvert

Everything I read said visually it was brilliant, the story was not so much.
It went on our NetFlix list.


4 posted on 11/28/2011 7:19:59 PM PST by svcw (God's Grace - thank you!)
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To: nuconvert

I’ll go check it out. Meanwhile, I’m watching Brees and the Saints smacking the Giants. 21-3 at the half.


5 posted on 11/28/2011 7:21:33 PM PST by VicVega (Geaux LSU, Geaux Saints)
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To: nuconvert

I thought you were talking about Hugo Chavez.

Nobody’s seen him either.


6 posted on 11/28/2011 7:22:35 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("Galts Gulch" <> Communist China)
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To: scott7278

“one fell asleep and the other three said skip it until the last thirty minutes...”

nah. It was charming


7 posted on 11/28/2011 7:22:49 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

Meh - Puss In Boots is the one to see.


8 posted on 11/28/2011 7:23:56 PM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: svcw

It based on a fairly recent historical novel


9 posted on 11/28/2011 7:26:00 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: SkyDancer

Puss In Boots was AWESOME..I love that cat that comes in during scenes and says “Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh”


10 posted on 11/28/2011 7:26:42 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Perdogg

Thanks nuconvert, haven’t seen it, have had it recommended to me by a couple of friends (both left-of-center).


11 posted on 11/28/2011 7:26:52 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: nuconvert

No, but I think I read the book it was based on.


12 posted on 11/28/2011 7:29:25 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: iceskater

I’m sure it will win some Oscars


13 posted on 11/28/2011 7:32:45 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I was hoping it’d be on DVD by Christmas. I want to see it again and again and again. Our cat is an orange tabby. That dance scene is a riot!!!!!


14 posted on 11/28/2011 7:32:48 PM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: SkyDancer

It will probably be out in a few months. When its released I will buy it for sure. Its hilarious!


15 posted on 11/28/2011 8:04:45 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: nuconvert
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Oh, different Hugo ... sorry :-)

16 posted on 11/28/2011 8:06:38 PM PST by Fast Moving Angel (If he has nothing to hide, why is he spending so much $$$ hiding it?)
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To: nuconvert

Slow, too long, but absolutely stunning photography.

Appears to be one of those “movies the director always wanted to make,” which isn’t always a movie anyone else wants to see.


17 posted on 11/28/2011 8:10:47 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: nuconvert

It was charming, but not sure it was worth the $13 being charged for tickets! 3D definitely enhanced the pleasure, but again, some will wonder whether it’s really worth the extra cost.


18 posted on 11/28/2011 8:16:33 PM PST by DrC
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To: nuconvert

I’m just telling you what I heard... :-) So you enjoyed it?


19 posted on 11/28/2011 8:22:45 PM PST by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked..." - BHO)
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To: nuconvert

I saw it with three of my sons this weekend. I really did not know what it was about but the animation looked interesting and it was Scorcese, after all. Since my kids recommended it I figured it was a sci-fi story about a boy and his robot. I had no idea what I was in for.

It was extraordinary. Delightful. Charming. And it did not seem too long at all as I enjoyed the story and was thoroughly enraptured by the visuals. What surprised me was that it is really about the magic of making movies. Based in the story of one of the cinema’s real pioneers, Georges Melies, it clearly captured the heart of making art and it’s power to enrich our lives. it was about loss and recovery and the power of love and the efficacy of art as an instrument of healing.

The mix of live actors and animation is the best I’ve ever seen. Perfectly appropriate since Melies was such a master of special effects himself.

So in case anyone is wondering, I give it 4 out of 4 stars. See it.


20 posted on 11/28/2011 8:27:07 PM PST by newheart (When does policy become treason?)
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To: VicVega

Who Dat!!!!


21 posted on 11/28/2011 8:30:35 PM PST by mpackard (Read my Lip-Stick)
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To: nuconvert

I waved hello to him earlier today. Nicest super in the complex, and he looks like Geronimo to boot.


22 posted on 11/28/2011 8:34:22 PM PST by Clemenza ("History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil governm)
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To: mpackard
Great, the 'WHO DAT" nation is alive and kicking.

GEAUX SAINTS!!! 42-17.

23 posted on 11/28/2011 8:39:42 PM PST by VicVega (Geaux LSU, Geaux Saints)
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To: DrC

I paid $10...it was worth it.


24 posted on 11/29/2011 4:10:46 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: newheart

I knew very little about it, and that’s why I wanted to go see it - wanted to be surprised, and I was. I had no idea about the Georges Méliès plot, and wonder now if it’s going to be lost on the majority of the audience, certainly children. I wonder if that might make it less enjoyable, or make people less appreciative?


25 posted on 11/29/2011 4:20:29 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: scott7278

I did and I recommend it. The acting was wonderful, directing & cinematography GREAT. I will probably see it again.


26 posted on 11/29/2011 4:26:25 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I’d stand in line for that one but most likely I’d order it through Amazon.com


27 posted on 11/29/2011 7:36:01 AM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: nuconvert

I’m waiting for the director’s cut DVD. I’m just not sure about a Scorcese movie with no F-bombs, seems unnatural.


28 posted on 11/29/2011 7:39:00 AM PST by discostu (How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today)
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To: discostu

He’s made his share...The Last Temptation of Christ, The Age of Innocence, Kundun...


29 posted on 11/30/2011 12:44:53 PM PST by Borges
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To: Borges

And I think Hugo has already been watched by more people than all of those.


30 posted on 11/30/2011 12:51:23 PM PST by discostu (How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today)
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To: nuconvert

Hugo is a wonderful motion picture and should get some Oscar nominations. I would be surprised if it didn’t get any.

Scorsese did a terrific job.

Great for children and cinephiles.


31 posted on 11/30/2011 12:52:09 PM PST by moviefan8
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To: newheart

Thanks for a thoughtful review.


32 posted on 11/30/2011 12:54:49 PM PST by aruanan
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To: discostu

Well, it was made with a larger audience in mind.


33 posted on 11/30/2011 1:24:38 PM PST by Borges
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To: Borges

Given the budget and revenue of those 3 I don’t think they even found the intended audience. Those are his obscuratta.


34 posted on 11/30/2011 1:30:35 PM PST by discostu (How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today)
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To: discostu

LTOC actually made a slight profit. It was made for cheap. The other two however were expensive flops.


35 posted on 11/30/2011 1:40:06 PM PST by Borges
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To: nuconvert; Borges; All

My wife saw Hugo and loved it. She went with a friend. In fact, she liked it so much that she is going with a different friend to see it tomorrow. :}


36 posted on 11/30/2011 7:07:50 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: nuconvert

What is Hugo? And is it Hugh, or series?


37 posted on 11/30/2011 7:21:49 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: nuconvert

Just saw it, if it doesn’t win Best Picture, it would be a travesty.


38 posted on 12/03/2011 5:35:06 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: nuconvert; iceskater

I saw it in the non-3D version. It was very lovely. It took time to tell the story, but didn’t seem too slow. I enjoyed the various characters in the train station. I loved seeing the old movies using the correct sprocket speed. It was exciting to see how people employed their creativity in a brand new medium. Though movies now are generally much more “realistic,” there aren’t as many that are as joyously inventive as those in the beginning of film.


39 posted on 12/11/2011 7:55:28 PM PST by aruanan
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To: nuconvert; iceskater

The boy, Hugo, though, looked sort of like a creepy cross between Jodie Foster and Elijah Wood.


40 posted on 12/11/2011 7:57:13 PM PST by aruanan
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To: aruanan

Agreed! I will probably go see it again. I enjoyed it that much.


41 posted on 12/11/2011 7:58:31 PM PST by iceskater (I am a Carnivore Conservative - No peas for me. (h/t N.Theknow))
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To: nuconvert

Just saw it.. I loved it, my husband not so much. Although it was a breathtakingly beautiful visual movie,..it was an old fashioned story with an age old moral: everyone needs a purpose.


42 posted on 12/15/2011 3:43:42 PM PST by Hildy ("When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - SocratesH)
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