New Featurette Goes Behind the Scenes of “The Magic of HUGO”

     February 6, 2012

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If I had a say in the Best Picture race, my vote would go to Hugo.  Though the The Tree of Life was just as gorgeous, and The Descendants matched the emotional satisfaction, no other nominee brought together all the cinematic elements with such exquisite skill.  Paramount has released a new featurette that highlights all the work that went into crafting Hugo, discussing the importance of the story, sets, visual effects, score, makeup, costumes, lighting, and especially the historical inspiration in a brisk 6 minutes.  The featurette is appropriately titled “The Magic of Hugo,” and features interview clips with director Martin Scorsese, his longtime editor Thelma Schoonmaker, screenwriter John Logan, producer Graham King, and star Ben Kingsley.  Hit the jump to watch, especially if you are an Oscar voter.

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