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WOAH!

Wo-ah-Wo-ha!

It´s magic.

Today, as an unstated Christmas tradition to many families, unconventional and untraditional families as well, my dear brother in arms Mr. Rat (a truly nonbeliever in the spirit of Christmas) and myself went and watch that wonder that is Hugo 3D by Mr. Scorsese. The film follows the story of a poor boy living in a mix of what seems the Gare de Lyon and the Gare Saint-Lazare, the train station once portrayed wonderfully by  Claude Monet. Story is set on the 30s, the brewing time of hatred in Europe, right after the WWI, you know the setting on which the New World Order appeared as expressed on the Fourteen Points by  former president Woodrow Wilson.

Dickens, dickens, dickens.Blah blah…hold it!

Aside from the technical excellence of the film, set design, custom design, actor´s direction and performance (oh Christopher Lee), it looks back on the steaming history of entertainment and filmaking, as well as rendering  homage to George Melies, greatgrandfather of Science Fiction. And for whom I have always had some sort of loving, ever since I did this research on him on my first year of Design school (which allowed me to become friends with three wonderful creative minds).

This film, even if you don´t believe in magic, Christmas or dislike family films, is one that HAS TO BE WATCHED, undoubtedly.

Loads of love and MAGIC.

xxx

L

Believe.

And it has beautiful Satie as part of the soundtrack. Click image below if you would like to hear it.

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