I watched Hugo last week and was blown away by its genius. If only Scorsese could be around for another 100 years to make movies.
Some choice moments:
- Vertigo was nearly lost forever (partially because of Hitchcock)
- 2001: A Space Odyssey ripped off two movies that came out just before it, and was critically panned
- Socrates thought reading and writing was a threat to true wisdom, and we shouldn't see film going digital as a similar threat
- His mother brought him to see Duel in the Sun as a kid, even though it was on the Catholic banned list. It has one heck of an ending: