The Invention of Dreams

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art / beauty / film / inspiration

Just saw Martin Scorsese’s Hugo, which at first I was hesistant to go see as I loved Brian Selznick’s wonderful picture book The Invention of Hugo Cabret on which the film is based. I thought I was bound to be disappointed, even by a movie master like Mr. Scorsese. Selznick’s story, told in beautiful hand drawn illustrations – like old film stills – celebrates the era of silent movies, so to use hyper modern 3D technology for its big screen adaptation, seemed inappropriate, but I was wrong; the magic is the same.

Here is a little snippet of film history for those who love storytelling, moving images and who wonder where our dreams come from.

Georges Méliès  – Le Voyage dans La Lune (1902)

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“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye.”  Miss Piggy

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