"I'd imagine the whole world was one big machine. Machines never come with any extra parts, you know. They always come with the exact amount they need. So I figured if the entire world was one big machine ... I couldn't be an extra part. I had to be here for some reason." - Hugo Cabret, "Hugo" (2011)
Hugo has a great appreciation for art, photography, film, and the cinemas. "The blank white screen reminded Hugo of a band new piece of paper, he loved the wonderful whirring sound from the projector that filled the theater." (pp. 202, Selznick) Towards the end when Hugo moves in to Papa Georges, he starts to keep every ticket stub from each film he went to see with Isabelle at the cinema. (pp. 492, Selznick)
Hugo (2012, dir. Martin Scorcese) - CGI Gare Montparnasse station. Production Design, Dante Ferretti. Art Direction Martin Foley, Christian Huband, Rod McLean, Stuart Rose, Luca Tranchino, David Warren (supervising art director), Dimitri Capuani, Steve Carter. Set Decoration Francesca Lo Schiavo.