Hugo Cabret, la tentation du mythe

Abstract : In his last film released so far, Hugo (2011), Martin Scorsese reiterates the fundamental ambiguity characterizing the relationship between his cinema and the society which has generated it. This article intends to examine this question, through the concept of myth. In fact, this movie was built on two fundamental myths: one the one hand, the technological myth, to whom Scorsese pay tribute here, while showing the scary side of this ideological posture with regards to the future of cinema ; and on the other hand, the myth of the Great Man, that allows him to put in perspective its own destiny, the way he built himself as a cineaste, his present actions in the public arena, but also the memory that he will left behind in the history of cinema. As is generally the case with his work, the relation to the myth is here highly personal, and abounds with the recurrent obsessions of the filmmaker.
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Christel Taillibert. Hugo Cabret, la tentation du mythe. Cycnos, Revel, 2012. ⟨halshs-02182985⟩



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