Gentle Readers and Dear Friends just wanted to leave off the week with a movie suggestion - We saw this a few days ago and I didn't want to forget to mention it - the film is "Hugo" 2011 - directed by Martin Scorsese. It won 5 of the 11 Oscars it was nominated for - including art direction, cinematography and visual effects.
We thoroughly enjoyed the film - set in 1930's Paris the story follows a young orphan living in a train station taking care of the mechanical clocks and trying to fix an automaton. The Orphan, Hugo, has a run in with a toy stall owner and the adventure begins.... unbeknownst to Hugo the owner is none other than George Melies - one of the great early pioneers of film.
The entire movie is beautifully done with great visuals. Some of the best are the clips of early film... one of the most famous films is from Melies' 1902 "La Voyage dans la Lune" (Voyage to the Moon) - Here is a YouTube Clip from that film..
Yes, the original film was colorized - by hand painting each cell. This clip is a restored version with modern music.
I would highly recommend this film and now that it is out on DVD you can even rent it for home viewing.
That's about it for the week sports fans. Thanks again for stopping by do come again!!