Creating Hugo, Martin Scorseseâ €™s first 3-D movie, took a lot of imagination. But it also took a lot of processing power â€” one fantastic scene alone would have taken 19.5 years to render if just a single computer had been used. RENDERING just one version of one shot of the film â€” the swooping view into the train station, shown at the beginning of the movie â€” took 171,015 hours of processing time. CLICK HERE
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Set in Paris in 1930 or thereabouts, this is the story of Hugo Cabret , an orphan, who lives up in the eaves of a Paris railway station - Gare dâ €™Orsay - among the cogs and mechanics of the great station clock.
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The railway station is now a Museum - the Musee d'Orsay. The clock can be seen on the end wall.
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