The Invention of Hugo Cabret (Brian Selznick) – Adapted: Books to Movies

Love books? Love movies? Hosts Marisa Serafini and Phil Svitek love them both too… equally. So they decided to marry their love of both into a monthly dedicated series where they discuss books that have been adapted into movies.

In the inaugural episode, they thought it fitting to kick things off with a book that also marries the love of movies, pictures, and words all into one! They discuss Brian Selznick’s 2007 historical fiction steampunk book called The Invention of Hugo Cabret which is about an ORPHAN, CLOCK KEEPER, AND THIEF named Hugo who lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station. His survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric girl and the owner of a small toy booth in the train station, Hugo’s undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message all come together…in The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

Marisa and Phil give historical context to the book, talk about the Brian’s inspiration for writing it, favorite plot points and then transition into discussing the adapted version, Hugo, and is fittingly directed by Martin Scorsese. Bon appetit.

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