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Thanksgiving – Yes, No, Maybe

Ah, my “Yes, No, Maybe” post.  Due to computer issues I have done only one, but now it is back.  Thanksgiving week is going to be busy, and I am not going to be able to see any of these films until after the weekend–I’ll be out-of-town.  But if you can, go for it.

YES – 11/23/11 – The Muppets

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Does this really need an explanation?

YES – 11/23/11 – Hugo

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There are a number of reasons why I plan to watch this film:  it’s based on a very good and unique graphic novel; it has a very Adventures of Baron Munchausen vibe; and it is not your typical Martin Scorsese film.

NO – 11/18/11 – The Twilight Saga:  Breaking Dawn-Part 1

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Oh so many reasons.  Vampires out in the sun and that sparkle.  Both Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner in the same film.  This is Part 1.

MAYBE – 11/25/11 – The Artist

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A Black & White silent film released in 2011.  What’s not to love?  The main reason why it is a maybe is because it may not be out long enough to see it in a theatre.

“Hugo” – Trailer

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The first thing you need to know about this film is that it is based on a graphic novel by Brian Selznick:  The Invention of Hugo Cabret.  The graphics novel is a hard cover, 550 pages, a fantasy, almost all visual, and with almost no words.  Put simply, not the bases for your typical Martin Scorsese film.

After watching the trailer on Friday I can happily say I am very excited for this film.  It is a daring choice for Scorsese, and puts him out of his comfort level.  The last time he veered from his norm was Age of Innocence, which was not exactly his best work.

As for the graphic novel the film is based on, you can click on the book cover below to learn more about it from the Amazon website.  When the book was first published I almost bought a copy.  I was very intrigued by such a large and well illustrated book with almost no words.  But if we learned anything from Where the Wild Things Are is that you don’t need a lot of words to make a good story.  I can’t tell you why I didn’t buy it then–maybe my backlog of unread things was too large–but I might get it now.  Actually, I’ll probably order it now to make sure I get the original cover and not the movie inspired one.

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