Hugo’s History of Film

Our next book club meeting explores the true history hidden inside The Invention of Hugo Cabret

The Arrival of a Train al La Ciotat… Filmed in 1895, this is one of the first ever recorded silent films!

Georges Melies really existed and this is one of his famous films: The Vanishing Lady

Famous Actors & movies from the Silent Era mentioned in Hugo

By the 1930s, synchronized sound (otherwise know as talking pictures or “talkies”) became popular, such as Walt Disney’s 1931 A Clock Store, which was mentioned in Hugo.  Fun fact… Our local Vail-Leavitt Theater in Riverhead was where Thomas Edison experimented with the first talkies.


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