The Grand Budapest Hotel: 7 Interesting Facts About Wes Anderson's Most Award-Winning Film
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The film "The Grand Budapest Hotel" by the most ironic Hollywood director Wes Anderson, released in 2014, received extremely high ratings from the world film press and received 92% of positive audience reviews.
We will not tell you the plot of the film, but we will still share something interesting. Below are 7 interesting facts about the film.
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The fictional city of Lutz, where most of the events of the film take place, was filmed mainly on the streets of Görlitz: due to the well-preserved old European architecture, it often becomes a large film set. Many of the film's scenes were filmed in Dresden and castles in Saxony. The interior of the Grand Budapest Hotel was partly filmed in the atrium of the Görlitzer Warenhaus department store and partly in a film studio. The exterior of the building itself was filmed using a model created by artist Adam Stockhausen based on old photographs of the Bristol Palace Hotel in Karlovy Vary and the Gellert Hotel in Budapest.
The end credits of the film indicate that its plot is inspired by the works of the Austrian writer Stefan Zweig. The filmmakers mention such works as "Impatience of the Heart", "Yesterday's World. Notes of a European "and" Twenty-four hours from the life of a woman ".
The music was composed by composer Alexandre Desplat, who created the musical score for films such as The King's Speech! and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. In the film, he mixed his music with Russian folklore motifs. In particular, the soundtrack is replete with balalaika music, including the Russian folk song "The Moon Shines". The main musical themes on balalaikas, including the title theme, were performed by the State Academic Russian Ensemble "Russia" named after L.G. Zykina.
Wes Anderson shot the film in three different aspect ratios: 1.33, 1.85 and 2.35:1, which correspond to three different time frames. Different frame proportions tell viewers what time period is on the screen.
Many of Wes Anderson's films, including The Grand Budapest Hotel, are styled by one witty and highly stylish woman, Milena Canonero. She has eight Oscar nominations and three coveted gold statuettes, and she has been working with Anderson since 2004, since Water Life. According to her, the main sources of inspiration for the development of the style of the director's new picture for her were the work of photographer Man Ray and artists Gustav Klimt and Tamara de Lempicka.
The film was nominated for an unprecedented number of awards in a wide variety of categories, including Best Picture, Best Cast, Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best Production Design, Best Cinematography. , "Best Costume Design" and others. The Grand Budapest Hotel has 4 Oscars, 5 BAFTA statuettes, the Golden Globe for Best Comedy, the Grand Prix of the Berlin Film Festival and more than 10 other awards.
The authoritative British film magazine Sight & Sound recognized The Grand Budapest Hotel as one of the 10 best films of 2014. Time magazine simply gave the picture the first place in its top 10.
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