VFX Pro Rob Legato; Forgotten Filmmaker: Georges Melies

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Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor Rob Legato has collaborated with Martin Scorsese on films like The Departed, The Aviator and Shutter Island, but Hugo was the first time each man ventured into the world of 3-D. Legato, who won an Oscar for his work on James Cameron's Titanic, compares working with Scorsese and Cameron. And he says that if done right, movies like The Godfather could work in 3-D. Plus, a character in Hugo is based on the real life of silent filmmaker Georges Méliès. Journalist Ari Karpel talks with children's book author/illustrator Brian Selznick, whose book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, was adapted to the screen for Hugo, and film historian/producer Serge Bromberg about the life of Melies, a once forgotten film pioneer.


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Special thanks to contributing producer, journalist Ari Karpel


Banner image: Still of the color restoration of the Georges Méliès film, A Trip to the Moon. Photo courtesy of Lobster Films



Kim Masters