125/366 – May 15, 2012

Magic of the Movies

Details: Nikon D5000, Nikkor 18-55mm, F4.0, 1/6s, ISO 800

I saw the movie Hugo for the first time today. And I fell in love. It was as simple as that. Yes, the movie takes time to build. Yes, you do wonder why all the people in a French railway station speak with a definite British accent. But the movie touches you.

When Hugo looks up at Papa George as he realises that he may be holding the burnt remains of a notebook which was his only connection with his father – that scene, God! Don’t tell me it doesn’t pull on your heartstrings (as an aside, when was the last time you saw burnt paper falling to the ground shot so beautifully?). As Papa George recounts his tale, you ooh and aah at the marvel that was early cinema.

The beauty of Hugo lies in the fact that it uses modern-day technology to highlight the creativity and importance of early cinema. To me, it truly exemplifies the magic of the movies in a visually delightful story! Hats off to Scorsese.

Anyway, the picture for today is my teeny-weeny tribute to the movies – my small yet ever-growing collection of DVDs.

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