February 20th, 2012
01:35 PM ET

Scorsese reveals details on 'Hugo's' train station

Director Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" has been handed 11 Oscar nods - including ones for best picture, best director and best writing - likely because, among other reasons, this adaptation paid attention to the details.

In a snippet from one of the "Hugo" DVD's special features, Scorsese explains that the script, adapted by John Logan from Brian Selznick's book, allowed for stories within the story at the train station.

"John Logan was able to create a little world of a train station," Scorsese said. "We tried to do these vignettes with a light touch, and when we shot them it was almost like shooting a silent film."

If you pay close attention, you'll spot actors portraying Salvador Dali and James Joyce sitting outside at a table, or Emily Mortimer's Lisette tending flowers.

"Hugo" arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on February 28. Which awards, if any, do you think "Hugo" will pick up at the Oscars on February 26?


Filed under: Awards Season • movies • Oscars 2012

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  1. Sokman

    The Godfather was better

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    your one GIFTED movie producer keep up the EXCELLANT WORK!

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