Now, I know what you’re thinking: “Here’s another blog trying to prove how clever they are by linking to all the visual references in Hugo.” Wrong. Granted it’d be more painstaking to jot down the shots and match them to those in the film. However, the purpose of this post is a bit broader.
I have linked to anything and everything I could find. Some are referenced in Hugo, some aren’t. What I really want to people to do is to take a few minutes and watch some of there. Some are quite short. However, I’ve also created this post using just one website.
The internet archive is a great resource for all kinds of material but especially films which have entered the public domain. You can stream and download all kinds of great movies for free.
If you enjoy these movies, as I suspect you will, in their more primitive degraded state then you can look to Flicker Alley who have released many great sets of Georges Méliès rediscovered and restored works on DVD.
If you ever wonder where your dreams come from, look around: this is where they’re made.
-Ben Kingsley, Hugo
<a href="http://www.archive.org/details/Lauberge-ensorceletheBewitchedInn1897" title="The Bewitched Inn (1897)”>
<a href='http://www.archive.org/details/Cinderella_601'>Cinderella (1899)
Joan of Arc (1899) [TINTED; Third-Party Voice Over Added]
Frolics of Satan (1906) [TINTED]
The Devilish Tenant (1909) [TINTED]