Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Original costumes and automaton prop from Hugo on display...

Martin Scorsese's new movie Hugo follows the adventures of an orphan boy, who lives in the walls of a 1930's Paris train station, and a mystery involving his late father and a mechanical automaton.

Original movie costume and prop exhibit from Hugo
at ArcLight Hollywood cinema
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Hugo automaton movie prop
The fantasy adventure is adapted from Brian Selznick's book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret.
Hugo movie billboard
Hugo billboard
Three time Oscar-winner, Sandy Powell, is responsible for Costume Design on the movie and you can also see her work in The Tempest.

Costume worn by Asa Butterfield as the titular Hugo
Asa Butterfield Hugo costume
Asa Butterfield wears this outfit in the movie as the young 'Hugo Cabret'.

Costume worn by Chloe Grace Moretz as Isabelle in Hugo
Chloe Grace Moretz Hugo costume
Chloe Grace Moretz stars as Hugo's friend 'Isabelle' and sports this look in the film.

In addition to these fantastic costumes featured in the movie, they also had this fantastically detailed 'mechanical man' automaton and key props from the film on display in ArcLight Hollywood's cinema foyer on November 13, 2011.

Automaton prop from Hugo on display
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Dick George Creatives, prop makers for the film and TV industry, were responsible for creating this magical automaton, with automata expert, collector and restorer, Michael Start, serving as art department advisor for Hugo.

I have to say, it was pretty cool to see this incredibly intricate prop up close.

Hugo movie poster
Hugo key poster

Buy the original book that the movie was based upon: The Invention of Hugo Cabret

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