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Oscarpalooza – Hugo

Hugo was the last of the nine Best Picture films I had to see. It focuses on a young boy who spent his early years learning the skills of his father’s trade as a clock maker. After his father’s death, his uncle takes him to work with him in a train station, maintaining the clocks. After his uncle’s disappearance, the young man continues maintaining the clocks to avoid the slapstick Clouseau-esque Station Inspector. It’s there a relationship of antagonism and respect is built between the young Hugo and Georges Méliès. For those unfamiliar, Georges Méliès is an early film director who was a pioneer in narrative film and his most famous work… Read More »Oscarpalooza – Hugo