Paramount Pictures has released the trailer for Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" (aka "Hugo Cabret") and it has a lot to recommend it beyond the source material of Brian Selznick's bestselling novel about the orphan Hugo who lives in the walls of a Paris train station.
That said, it's hard to know what we'll see to identify "Hugo" as a Martin Scorsese movie, or at least as we have understood the term. On the one hand, let's not be precious: He directed it, so of course it's his. On the other: Not even "Gangs of New York" or "The Age of Innocence" had trappings -- or expectations -- like these.
And just as "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" boiled down to "Hugo Cabret" and now, simply "Hugo," this is not about authorship; a movie of this scope and genre must be, more than any other that Scorsese has made, about the bottom line.