Niviene (niviene) wrote,

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Hugo and the Davis Cup.....

Today was a great day....

This am I watched the Davis cup finals. Some great great tennis played by both Spain and Argentina. Wow Rafa's comeback was awesome. And bonus was Feliciano Lopez and Sergio Ramos as sideline distractions...Wish I was in Sevilla!

Off to see the movie Hugo based on the children's book The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick. Set in 1931 Paris, the story follows Hugo a young orphaned boy (who lives in the Paris train station taking care of the station's clocks) as he tries to solve the mystery surrounding an automaton his father left him. The story is nothing short of enchanting. I laughed. I cried. I let my imagination run wild and I got completely lost in Hugo's world. Asa Butterfield does a phenomenal job in the role of Hugo - you'll know him as Mordred from BBC's Merlin, Nanny McPhee Returns and The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas. Yes he made me cry! Some of the events portrayed in the movie are based on real events or things: automaton (pronounced aw-TOM-ah-tahn), Georges Méliès filmmaker, and the dream sequence train crash (Gare Montparnasse, Paris 1895). I loved the whole behind the walls and in the clock tower sequences and the automaton was really fascinating....turn of the century early robot but with clock parts instead of a motherboard!
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