Martin Scorsese’s recent film Hugo prominently features pioneering French filmmaker Georges Méliès and his works, chief among them is his 1902 short “A Trip to the Moon” (“Le Voyage dans la lune”). This film has the distinction of being the very first science-fiction film. It follows a small group of astronomers who journey to the moon and discover its inhabitants.
This film features innovative animation and special effects. It was named one of the 100 greatest films of the 20th century (#84) in a Village Voice poll.
Not even Martin Scorsese is above the lure of 3D. This Thanksgiving, his latest offering Hugo hits theatres, and it looks to be a family friendly piece of eye candy with heart. This is Scorsese’s first feature narrative in nine years to not star Leonardo DiCaprio.
I think famed production designer Dante Ferretti might need to clear some space off his mantle for another Oscar. (He’s already won twice for The Aviator  and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street .)