Hugo, Scorsese has completely indulged his inner child, the
wildly imaginative free spirit in love with the dawn of the age of
moving pictures, that initial time of wonder and magic, when children
and adults found themselves ensorcelled by the spells and tricks of
showmen like George Melies (Ben Kingsley) who dreamed of life under
the sea and rocket ships blasting off and landing in the eye of the
man on the moon.