Blog Post #2 - Hugo


Martin Scorsese, director of "Hugo", the most nominated film at this year's (2012) upcoming Academy Awards, spoke with Lesley Stahl who finds out why the "Maestro of Movie Violence" made the decision to make his first family film.

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Mr. Scheuer
Modern Fiction - Hour 1 (your choices: 1 or 6)
19 February 2018

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Comments

  1. Savion Durant
    Mr. Scheuer
    Modern fiction(hour 7)
    14 September 2018

    One thing in this interview that caught my attention is how Martin Scorsese captured the film Hugo as his life. In other words, Martin couldn't leave his room when he was a child because he had really bad asthma. He sat at his window observing life. Martin made Hugo the same way; Hugo rarely left the train station. He looked out of the numbers of the big block inside the station just as Martin looked out his window as a little boy. The way Martin Scorsese created this film not only grabbed my attention but kept me wanting more. He portrayed this film as if he's living his life in a movie.

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  2. Devon Buchanan
    Mr. Scheuer
    Modern Fiction - Hour 5
    September 17th 2018

    I like that him having a child at and old age made him make a movie his daughter could watch. As a child he couldn't go outside because he was sick so he had a connection with Hugo cause he saw the world just Hugo threw a window. I also like that the interview shows how he was like when he was younger and how he change and that's the cause for the film.He tells you that the old movies directors was he inspiration.



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  3. Ilsa Strelow
    Mr. Scheuer
    Modern Fiction-7
    16 September 2018

    I thought the most interesting part of Martin Scorsese's interview was when the reporter brought up the idea that he didn't have any violence in the movie Hugo. Every movie he directed before had violence and anger, but he made Hugo a movie that didn't include those things. He said that he wanted to make a film that his daughter could see, since she was at a young age and his other movies were too violent. Scorsese decided to take a children's story and transform it into an amazing film that was suitable for children, but also included his style of directing.

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  4. Javeon Tolliver
    Mr. Scheuer
    Modern Fiction
    9/16/18

    This interview had some interesting things that I didn't know before watching this. Hugo was an tribute to George M. In the film Hugo they show exactly how George M. did his tricks. Martin Scorsese was 56 when he had his daughter, Wow. As a young boy Martin was so ill with asthma he spent a lot of time indoors at the movie theater. Martin Scorsese was a great director that i had the time to learn some stuff about.

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  5. LaKayla Nelson

    Mr. Scheuer

    Modern Fiction 7th

    17 September 2017



    My favorite thing is that he keeps posters of different movies from different directors because he feels inspired by them. He wants to be like that some day. I also find it interesting that they are older movies instead of the new movies. I like how he discusses the works of Melies and how he was inspired by him through his movies.

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  6. Jasmine Bell
    Mr. Scheuer
    Modern fiction (7th hour)
    17 September 2018

    The most intriguing part of the interview for me was when Scorsese began to talk about Melies and his legacy in the film world. Melies was a magician that understood the possibilities of the motion picture camera. In my opinion , his work changed cinematography . The illusions that were used during film making ,opened a new realm of effects. Seeing actual footage from his films caught my attention because when you think about the advancements that have been made mechanically and technologically, things are not the same as they were back then.

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  7. Elijah Story

    Mr. Scheuer

    Modern fiction-hour 7

    17 September 2018




    One thing that stood out to me in the interview is that Martin Scorsese started out in his life as a lonely person to. He never really was an outside person they say he was always an angry person which he said he was, he always had a temper. I loved that he said ''my whole life has been about movies and religion. nothing else." I liked that they said he was the inventor of special tricks and that he brought back old movies and films. So pretty much Martin Scorsese
    kind of had a same life style has Hugo and he talked about that

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  8. Noel Williams
    Mr. Scheuer
    Modern Fiction- Hour 7
    17 September 2018

    The most interesting part that I caught my attention was when he said, he made violent/angry movies because he used to be mad for 25 years. He told the people
    during the interview he used to be in a bad mood because when he was a child he had to sit in his room almost everyday because he was too ill with asthma to go outside to play with his friends outside, so he just had to watch from his window. Another is he used to break phones and just throw them around whenever he gets angry with something and still this day he doesn't like phones. A third supporting reason is the lady who edited his films said whenever the film break he would hit the screen with his hands and break it, so rental companies wouldn't rent to him anymore.

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  9. Clayan Johnson

    Mr. Scheuer

    Modern Fiction – 7th Hour

    9/17/18



    Film Fools 2

    The most important part of the story to me was when the reporter asked if he was going soft on them by making the film Hugo. This was so because it emphasizes how much of a challenge making this film must have been for him. This was since he was known for making very extraordinary physical violent films. This was also my favorite part because he emphasized how his daughter influenced him to make the film which was very adorable.

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  10. Kalan Harris
    Mr. Scheuer
    Modern Fiction- Hr. 7
    17 September 18

    I found it fascinating how the director created a tribute to George Melies. George Melies is Martin’s superhero which caused him to recreate Hugo. Not only did he created Hugo as a tribute to George, but because he could personally connect with Hugo. In the interview Martin explained how he was a kid that couldn’t join others and so was Hugo.

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  11. Prae Meh

    Mr.Scheuer

    Modern Fiction-Hour 7

    17 September 2018

    Well, first able its hard to agree with Martin Scorsese´s first family film. Scorsese’s states, “the movie Hugo is a sweet connection with children.”Look back in 1996 his profile its always about bad mood which full of anger. The really interesting part is that his movies like a real picture in the book. The same shot of George Melies looks. Another is Hugo look through the clock it’s same as Scorsese’s childhood experience. He always stays home and looks out through the window to see other kids play outside. Same goes for Hugo who lives alone in a railway station in Paris and couldn’t go out freely like other he’s been peeking through a hole.

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  12. Prae Meh

    Mr.Scheuer

    Modern Fiction-Hour 7

    17 September 2018

    Well, first able its hard to agree with Martin Scorsese´s first family film. Scorsese’s states, “the movie Hugo is a sweet connection with children.”Look back in 1996 his profile its always about bad mood which full of anger. The really interesting part is that his movies like a real picture in the book. The same shot of George Melies looks. Another is Hugo look through the clock it’s same as Scorsese’s childhood experience. He always stays home and looks out through the window to see other kids play outside. Same goes for Hugo who lives alone in a railway station in Paris and couldn’t go out freely like other he’s been peeking through a hole.

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  13. Sharmane Brown

    Mr.Scheuer

    Moderen Fiction (5th hr)

    9/17/18

    I liked the interview with Lesley Stahl. He is a very creative person. It was most definitely meant for him to make movies. But the thing that stood out to me about him was his selflessness. He had been making all these graphic movies, and he thinks about his daughter, and decides to make a movie she can watch. He had made Hugo to connect with kids. I think thats something many people don't notice or care about. They just want to enjoy it. But he created something everyone could enjoy.

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  14. Jakai Kellogg

    Mr. Scheuer

    Modern Fiction-Hour 1

    17 September 2018

    What I thought was most interesting about the video , is how Scorsese some how connected Hugo to how he was when he was a child. When he was a kid he didn't go outside because of his asthma. In the movie Hugo is looking out the clock window, looking down at people outside like Scorsese did when he was a child. I thought that was very creative how he made that character connect to himself .

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  15. Zaishaun Westmoreland
    Mr. Scherer
    18 September 2018

    I think its interesting how he connected himself with Hugo. He was the one left out of everything. He was watching other ppl through the window just like Hugo looked through the clock watching ppl in the station.

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  16. LaNiya Clark

    Mr. Scheuer

    Modern Fiction 7th hour

    17 September 2018





    I find it interesting that Martin Scorsese had anger problems I would have never had thought. For Hugo to be his first movie out of all the crazy ones he's made is mind blowing. I like the way how his life story unfolds in Hugo, mainly every character is a characteristic of him. The most similarities I see from Hugo that acts like him is the train conductor. I feel as though a part of Scorsese is not whole yet and that's probably why he's been so angry these 25 + years. The train conductor had to adapt that his leg will never heal, and Scorsese had to adapt of having asthma that has affected his childhood. You would think since he has a child that his anger will go away but it hasn’t. Maybe Martin Scorsese's has another story to be told to show why he is so angry all the time.

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  17. Cliffton Irving

    Mr. Scheuer

    Modern Fiction

    What i like about the interview is how when making Hugo they used clips from back then showing the evolution of how movies that had no color gained color. Also another thing i liked about the interview is how he showed his diversity going from making movies for the older audience to making movies for kids as well. I also liked how he tried to connect with the character Hugo based off him as kid knowing the illness he had.

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  18. Ravne Owens

    Mr. Scheuer

    Modern Fiction – Hour 7

    16 September 2018

    The most interesting part of the interview to me was towards the beginning when they began to talk about Melies. It talked about how in the movie Hugo, Scorsese paid tribute to him throughout the film. In the movie, it showed how Melies created his own movies. They were creative in his own ways and they were also made in color.

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  19. Jaelin Dixon-Hall
    Mr.Scheuer
    Modern Fiction 7
    18 September 2018

    What caught my attention is that he got his inspiration from Méliès, a real life film director. He was inspired to go off the book. Martin changed from the normal horror and dark themes he usually does to a more lighthearted setting by making a movie for kids. I find it interesting, he relates to the main Hugo in how he felt like he couldn’t join in. How they both observed life from a confined place.

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  20. Kaijon Wright
    Mr. schueur
    Modern Fiction hr 7
    9/17/18
    The most important part of the interview was when he connected his life to Hugo and how Hugo was based off of him in a way. I liked how he used Malay and thought us who he was in the movie because alot of people didnt know him. He also used history in a interesting and fun way instead of boring way and that was good. Another thing i liked was how he explained how he edited the film and how he explained malay’s story.

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  21. Nellie Thao
    Mr.scheuer
    MOdern Fiction
    The interesting thing about this was that he was able to relate to Hugo and George. For example him looking outside because of his health which was similar to Hugo looking outside of the clock. Him and George also have similarities because of their passion to make films and movies. That he made a movie that could relate to him and to younger audience, also the message in the movie can encourage kids.

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  22. DaeQuan.Bailey
    Mr. Scheuer
    Modern Fiction 4th hour
    9/16/18
    The most interesting part was when Hugo paid tribute to the old films through out the movie. Plus it showed how Melies created his own films and how he did it.

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  23. Johnessa Luckett

    Mr. Scheuer

    Modern fiction-5th hr

    17 September 2018

    the most interesting part of the video when he said that Hugo was a tribute to George Melies films. and how he was really famous for his special effects ,and how all his films were something new each time .Before he was a magician before he became an film maker and used his old magic trick to create a new experience in all his films. Melies was one of the first people to create colored films and he had all the actors help him hand paint some of his films to open up a new possibility in film making. in the interview he told us how George started to be forgotten in his times and how everyone became tired of his silly films after they experienced so much in the war, no one had time for it anyone. until Hugo discovered one of Georges' famous inventions and seek out his most known treasured work , his films everyone had once forgotten. And soon everyone remembered and celebrated Georges bitter- sweet memories of his talented films.

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  24. Kalel Veasey
    Mr. Scheuer
    Modern fiction-5th hr
    17 September 2018

    The most interesting thing about the interview is talking about how he went from making violent adult films to kid friendly films. I think that it would be hard to completely change the genre of the films you make. I also think its interesting that he connected his life to hugo.

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  25. Demetri Rodgers
    Mr. Scheuer
    Modern Fiction 8th
    9/17/2018

    Film Fools 2
    I really enjoyed watching this video! One main thing I liked is how it said the movie paid homage by showing us how his movies were really made. That showed us how the adventures and creative process went. I really enjoyed learning about how films were made back then. I especially found it interesting how it said he was the inventor of special effects. Special effects are a big part of movies and it makes them whole, being able to see the inventor of them in action on a movie is very cool.

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