Hugo – Martin Scorsese – 2011

1 – Why is working on the automaton important to Hugo and his father? Why is it important to Hugo after his father dies?

2 – Why is the notebook significant to both Georges and Hugo? What does their attachment to it suggest about them?

3 – Hugo says that every person has a purpose. What was Georges’s purpose? What evidence in the movie shows this?

4 – In what ways does Hugo’s discovery of the heart-shaped key lead to the resolution of other problems?

5 – Why do you think the author chose to give the automaton a heart-shaped keyhole?

6 – Did you enjoy the film, and if so, what did you like best about it? Which age range, if any, do you think it was aimed at?