The Hugo Movie Companion: A Behind the Scenes Look at How a Beloved Book Became a Motion Picture

The Hugo Movie Companion: A Behind the Scenes Look at How a Beloved Book Became a Motion Picture

by Brian Selznick


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A companion book-and much more!-to Martin Scorsese's movie of the #1 bestseller and Caldecott Medal Winner.

Brian Selznick takes readers on an intimate tour of the movie-making process as his Caldecott Award-winning book The Invention of Hugo Cabret is turned into a 3-D major motion picture by Academy Award-winning director, Martin Scorsese, written by Academy Award-nominated screenwriter, John Logan.

Lavishly illustrated with full-color photographs from the movie, and filled with fun, informative interviews of the cast and crew, comparisons of artwork from the book alongside people, props, costumes, and sets from the movie, plus fascinating information about automatons, filmmaking pioneer Georges Méliès, and an essay on the birth of movies written by Martin Scorsese, The Hugo Movie Companion beautifully extends the experience of the book and the movie, and is a must-have for fans of all ages.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545331555
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 11/01/2011
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.88(w) x 8.48(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile: NC1110L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

In addition to The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Brian Selznick is the illustrator of the Caldecott Honor winner, The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins, and The New York Times Best Illustrated Walt Whitman: Words for America, both by Barbara Kerley, as well as the Sibert Honor Winner When Marian Sang, by Pam Muñoz Ryan, and numerous other celebrated picture books and novels. Brian has also worked as a set designer and a puppeteer. When he isn’t traveling to promote his work all over the world, he lives in San Diego, California, and Brooklyn, New York.


Brooklyn, New York, and San Diego, California

Date of Birth:

July 14, 1966

Place of Birth:

New Jersey


Rhode Island School of Design

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The Hugo Movie Companion 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
shazzerwise on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Reading this just made me love the movie all the more. J'adore.This book is actually very interesting, having interviews with a large number of the cast and crew involved in making the film, from the director to the script supervisor. It's also packed with pictures, from the original book and from the production of the film. This is a must read for fans of Hugo Cabret, the movie or movie-making in general. Well done, again, Mr. Selznick.
TrixieBelden92 More than 1 year ago
BEST BOOK I EVER READ! Saw the movie the day it came out.BEST MOVIE!Got it on blue ray for my b day and watched 7 more times.
EvoBaBee More than 1 year ago
This book inspired me a lot! It gave me idead for my future film projects and made me learn more about film making. Thank u!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As an adult I enjoyed reading this book and learning about the movie making process and about the lives of the people in each job of making a movie. I think this would be great for kids too who are into making movies and want to learn about all the jobs that go into making a movie.
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Guy_Venturi More than 1 year ago
This Christmas I purchased this book for my grandson after "The Invention of Hugo Caberet" book was delayed past Christmas delivery. Our family attended the Hugo movie on the Wednesday after Christmas as a family event to tie with the delight of my granddaughter who received "Wonderstruck" by the same author as this and the above Hugo book given to my grandson, but not received in time. We used the "Hugo Movie Companion" as a guide after the movie to discuss the events in the movie. The pictures tied in well to the movie, covering many production and story development issues and events. I only had a short itme to look at the book before my grandkids left for home far away, so my comments are brief. Yet the quick look was enough to convince me that this book was a good value and very interesting so I am ordering another copy for me. My grandson is very interested in how things work, so this book and movie helped draw upon this interest to maybe guide him in his education and future. I am an engineer, so seeing this develop in someone at a young age makes me proud. Hopefully it will help many others to choose to develop interests in mathematics, science, engineering, or mechanics. This book will work for very young children as a book to read to them while looking at the many pictures, and is best if done with a viewing of the movie. The plans for getting the DVD when available are already made. Enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading the Invention of Hugo Cabret with my 8 and 5 year old grandsons, we then were able to see how a book was turned into a movie by reading sections of "The Hugo Movie Companion". What a fun way to expand children's minds. While some portions of the "Companion" were beyond the years of my grandsons, they understood many aspects of the complexity of how a wonderfully illustrated book can evolve into a movie with real characters. We are now, anxiously looking forward to seeing the 3D movie together!
tsggreene More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful story!!! The pictures are beautiful! This is a must have. All three of my girls, 9,8 and 6 loved the story. Do yourself a favor and pick a copy up today, you will not regret it!!!!