Two new films pay tribute to the roots of movie-making. Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" tells the story of a young boy living in a Parisian train station in the 1930s but it also is a loving look at silent films and one of the pioneers of the medium.
And Michel Hazanavicius' "The Artist" is a silent film — a rarity in today's Hollywood.
Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr says that the nostalgia of these films can be seen as a reaction to our digital culture.
"These movies bring us back to the roots of why we like movies, the stories we originally went to. They are sort of a rebuke to the super fast-paced CGI... the kind of movies that we get from the studios," Burr told Here & Now's Sacha Pfeiffer.
- Boston Globe: 'Hugo' An Intricately Imagined Gift
- Ty Burr, Boston Globe film critic
This segment aired on November 30, 2011.