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'Wonderstruck' spins a visually captivating and fully engrossing tale of wonder for movie fans of all ages

'Wonderstruck' spins a visually captivating and fully engrossing tale of wonder for movie fans of all ages

With its intricate structure and 600-plus page length, Brian Selznick's "Wonderstruck" is not the easiest Young Adult novel to bring to the screen, and filmmaker Todd Haynes is not the likeliest director to take on any YA book, easy or not.

Yet, working beautifully together with a major assist from the visual team of cinematographer Ed Lachman and production designer Mark Friedberg, they have created a bit of magic with their production.

Selznick, who also adapted the screenplay, previously had the experience of seeing a novel of his turned into Martin Scorsese's "Hugo," while Haynes, whose work includes such unclassifiable movies as "I'm Not...

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