Below is an edited transcript from our interview with brian selznick. The invention of hugo cabret, by brian selznick, is a childrens novel weighing in at an intimidating 533 pages, but the reader brave enough to dive headlong into its. Brian selznick s the invention of hugo cabret is not your everyday childrens novel. For his bestselling 533page illustrated novel, the invention of hugo cabret, selznick watched old french films, interviewed experts, and traveled to paris three. Brian selznick the invention of hugo cabret youtube.
Hugo authors latest leaves readers wonderstruck cnn. Its storyline is drawn from incredible, real, almost unbelievable events. Brian selznick feels that his illustrations are more authentic when he immerses himself in his subject matter. Author interview brian selznick, author of the invention. In an exclusive interview the american artist talks about working with marty, his love of crosshatching. For his bestselling 533page illustrated novel, the invention of hugo cabret, selznick watched old french films, interviewed experts, and. Brian selznick the invention of hugo cabret book trailer.
But when it was time to start working on my next book after hugo. Martin scorseses film hugo is adapted from the invention of hugo cabret by brian selznick. If youd like to read a booksense interview with me, click here. A brian selznick book is a multifaceted piece of art. Hugo cabret was a thick book, but youve outdone yourself with wonderstruck.
As a boy, the author and illustrator brian selznick preferred consuming stories on screen. For the picture book amelia and eleanor go for a ride, selznick spent six months in washington, dc conducting research at libraries and museums. Click here to read a publishers weekly interview with brian about the invention of hugo cabret. A video interview with brian selznick reading rockets. Author brian selznicks 2007 book, the invention of hugo cabret, has sold millions of copies. Brian selznicks most popular book is harry potter and the sorcerers stone harry potter. Other books include baby monkey, private eye and new covers for the harry potter series.
Brian selznick an artful blend of narration, illustration, and cinematic magic awaits the young readers in the invention of hugo cabret. Author interview brian selznick, author of the invention of hugo. Michele norris interviewed brian selznick about the invention of hugo cabret on nprs all things considered. Theres the comingofage story itself, obviously, like the invention of hugo cabret. There are the marvelous illustrations that play an. The invention of hugo cabret by brian selznick popmatters. That became the story of the book, which is that hugo is an orphan and he lives secretly in. I have a sister who is a teacher, a brother who is a brain surgeon, and five nephews and one niece. Brian selznicks the invention of hugo cabret as a mentor text for deep reading in elt.
Yesterdays le monde features an interview with martin scorsese. In this interview, brian selznick answers questions about his creative process and the invention of hugo cabret. Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, hugo lives in the walls of a busy paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. Brian selznick is the creator of the invention of hugo cabret, which was the basis for martin scorseses movie hugo. However, with selznick i had the opportunity to do a phone interview right. Brian selznick follows his 2008 caldecott medalwinning novel, the.
Hypable spoke with wonderstruck author and screenwriter brian selznick ahead of a screening of his book s adaptation to find out more about how he was involved in the process. A magical illustrated story by brian selznick, the invention of hugo cabret, inspired martin scorseses first family film, which has been nominated for nine baftas and 11 oscars. Selznick on the evolution of the invention of hugo cabret. The book chronicles hugo and isabelle s discovery of early film history. Books by brian selznick author of the invention of hugo. Transcript from an interview with brian selznick interviews with top. You said in a previous interview that writing is absolute torture. Brian selznick follows his 2008 caldecott medalwinning novel, the invention of hugo cabret, with wonderstruck, which clocks in at 640 pages, 100 pages longer than hugo, and looks like its. Brian selznick has 58 books on goodreads with 706118 ratings. I usually watched the movies of books i should have read. In an exclusive interview the american artist talks.
For his caldecotthonorwinning illustrations in the dinosaurs of waterhouse hawkins, he traveled to london to sketch, photograph, and climb. Exclusive interview brian selznick on writing wonderstruck. My name is brian selznick and im the author and illustrator of the invention of hugo cabret the basis for martin scorseses oscar winning movie hugo as well as wonderstruck and the marvels. Hugo author brian selznick on the marvels, his most. In an interview with selznick in the hugo companion book, martin scorsese says that the goal of the storyteller is to strike a balance between realism and myth. Pdf brian selznicks the invention of hugo cabret as a. He may have a surname thats gone down in movie history, but brian selznick describes himself as a book maker. Teach brian selznick s awardwinning books in your classroom with these rich resources including discussion guides, online activities, lesson plans, and a virtual field trip inside the american museum of natural history.184 790 930 57 1128 1341 591 396 433 731 1245 277 309 52 92 1422 1252 450 609 291 1505 714 1477 1107 914 961 884 93 386 1254 1086 848 1051 1417 1314 1167 1368 1002 492 1066 67 909 384 121