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Watch: Trailers For The 6 Films Wes Anderson Says Are Key Influences On ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • February 6, 2014 10:40 AM
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The Grand Budapest Hotel
Wes Anderson’s delightful and ambitious caper\murder mystery, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” has screened at the 2014 Berlin Film Festival. About a legendary concierge at a famous hotel as an era of fascism creeps into an alpine Eastern European country, the comedy might be Anderson’s biggest film in scope and scale to date. It’s a nostalgic look at a golden age of culture that no longer exists, and it’s also a throwback/homage to the way Hollywood films perceived Europe in the 1930s and during WWII. And yes, it has the Lubitsch touch.

2014 SXSW Film Festival Adds 'Boyhood,' 'Frank,' 'Joe,' Wes Anderson Q&A, Promising TV Lineup & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 30, 2014 3:00 PM
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SXSW 2014 line-up
It’s always a tough act to follow-up the Sundance Film Festival each year when it comes to the world of independent cinema, but the SXSW Film Festival generally does a good job of mixing the high and low, the populist with the brainy, and the docs with the midnight madness section. Generally a more relaxed festival aiming for a good time, the Austin-based fiesta has already announced some of its heavy hitting premieres—the “Veronica Mars” movie and Jon Favreau’s “Chef”—and now they’ve unveiled their main line-up.

Bob Balaban, Fisher Stevens & More: Meet The Hotel Concierges Of Wes Anderson’s 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 29, 2014 1:23 PM
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The Grand Budapest Hotel
For months, many pundits including us assumed Wes Anderson’s upcoming movie “The Grand Budapest Hotel” — which is set in the early 1930s on the brink of a World War — would naturally take place in the country of Hungary (Budapest being the country’s capital of course). But being that things are always slight off center in the universes Anderson creates, they are always a little different from what you’d expect.

Alexandre Desplat & More: Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Soundtrack Arrives On March 4th

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 23, 2014 7:01 PM
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The Grand Budapest Hotel
To anyone that says director Wes Anderson has never changed at all, we say, take a closer look. Yes, his distinctive style is well, yes, very Wes Anderson, but he has been slowly shedding and disposing of some of his more well-known stylistic trademarks. Gone are the slow-motion shot at the end, the future font (replaced with cursive and other non-standard fonts) and the use of modern music. Anderson used to arguably feature wall-to-wall pop songs in his films, but that changed around the time of “The Darjeeling Limited” (which featured a Rolling Stones and three Kings songs, but was largely dominated by the original music of director/writer/composer Satyajit Ray).

Meet The Guests Of Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' With 20 New Images From The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 13, 2014 10:16 AM
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The Grand Budapest Hotel
All you have to do is take a simple peek at our trailer deconstruction feature to know that Wes Anderson is packing much more into his forthcoming "The Grand Budapest Hotel" than simply a lot of pretty pictures. Boasting different aspect ratios and time periods, it's an ambitious take on the films of Ernst Lubitsch and Billy Wilder, with the film tracking the adventures of concierge Gustave H. against the backdrop of a changing Europe. That said, this is a Wes Anderson film, which means great attention will be paid to what's in the front of the camera too, and that's the focus today.

Watch: 4-Minute Compilation Of Wes Anderson's Slow-Motion Shots

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 9, 2014 11:24 AM
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The Royal Tenenbaums Gwyneth Paltrow
Next month at the Berlin Film Festival, Wes Anderson will be unveiling his latest effort "The Grand Budapest Hotel." And as we've seen from the trailer and footage already, it will find the filmmaker once again presenting audiences with a wholly unique world, a rich ensemble of characters with no shortage of style with different aspect ratios and much more (be sure to read our detailed trailer deconstruction for the film). And one other thing you can probably bank on? Slow motion.

Watch: New Trailer & Poster For Wes Anderson's Berlin-Bound 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 19, 2013 1:02 PM
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Grand Budapest Hotel, Ralph Fiennes
There was a lot to talk about after the first trailer for Wes Anderson's "Grand Budapest Hotel" dropped earlier this fall. In fact, we did a fairly obsessive and thorough trailer breakdown, that noted, among other things, that the film is shot in three different aspect ratios and is (mostly) set in the 1930s. But there is still much to be unwrapped from the film, so consider this an early Christmas present.

Wes Anderson Tribute Album 'I Saved Latin!' Coming, Featuring Black Francis, Mike Watt, Kristin Hersh, Juliana Hatfield & More

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • November 21, 2013 10:44 AM
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Call us crazy, but it seems like Wes Anderson has been getting a fair amount of special attention lately. In the past two months, there’s been a new book released chronicling his career in movies, there’s this short film he made with Jason Schwartzmann, his animated film “Fantastic Mr. Fox” is getting a Criterion Collection release, SNL recently did a parody of his films, and of course, his next film “The Grand Budapest Hotel” is just on the horizon (trailer here). If you are a fan of Wes Anderson, what more could you possibly want? Maybe a Wes Anderson tribute CD? Would you want that as well? No? Well, you’re gonna get it anyway…

'Blue Is The Warmest Color,' Wes Anderson's 'Fantastic Mr. Fox' & More Hit Criterion In February 2014

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 15, 2013 5:13 PM
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Criterion: February, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Foreign Correspondent
If you are one of those people in a relationship where Valentine's Day means presents, you might want to start dropping some suggestions to your significant other as Criterion has a variety pack of cinematic chocolates that you'll want to savor in February.

Wes Anderson Trying To Find Financing For "Violent" Animated Film, Talks 3D & Reveals More 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Details

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 14, 2013 9:02 AM
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While most enjoyed Wes Anderson's latest short film "Castello Cavalcanti" online, those lucky enough to be attending the Rome Film Festival this week have been able to see it on the big screen. And the director was on hand to present his short, and take part in a conversation with longtime pals Roman Coppola and Jason Schwartzman about the project, and Screen Daily was there and have recapped the highlights in addition to talking to the man himself. For Anderson fans, there are some interesting bits of news about what he's cooking up next.

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