Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Stocking Stuffer: steampunk

Holiday gift ideas are in the air.

Here's a possibility for steampunkers...

The Invention of Hugo Cabret
by Brian Selznick

Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity.

But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric, bookish girl and a bitter old man who runs a toy booth in the station, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy.

A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message from Hugo's dead father form the backbone of this intricate, tender, and spellbinding mystery.

Peek inside:

SEE the movie this month...

Hugo (2011)
directed by Martin Scorsese
starring Asa Butterfield as Hugo
Chloƫ Grace Moretz as Isabelle

I plan on watching this clockworks-filled flick during the holiday break.

How about you? What holiday movies will you be catching in the theatre?


* part of my mini series of stocking stuffer book-related ideas

* image sources: inside Hugo, victorian christmas stocking

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