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Interview: Wes Anderson On 'The Grand Budapest Hotel,' Elliott Smith, The Beatles, Owen Wilson, Westerns & More

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • March 5, 2014 2:32 PM
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Grand Budapest Hotel, Wes Anderson
“His world had vanished long before he entered it. But he sustained the illusion with a marvelous grace." For all its idiosyncrasies, screwball-like speed, exquisite attention to detail, style and craft and some hilariously vulgar humor, “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Wes Anderson’s eighth feature-length film, might be one of his most soulful in some time. That aforementioned quote might be the heart and soul of the movie too; a beautiful and melancholy adage about a refined character who refused to behave without elegance despite the barbaric age that society was devolving into.

Watch: Wes Anderson Introduces 'Rushmore,' 'Darjeeling Limited' & 'Fantastic Mr. Fox' Plus New 'Budapest Hotel' Pics

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 27, 2014 9:43 AM
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The Grand Budapest Hotel
While you wait to check into "The Grand Budapest Hotel," now's the time to take a moment to dip into Wes Anderson's back catalog of films. Newly arrived on The Criterion Collection, earlier this week we dipped into the 15 Unlikely Influences, Inspirations & Straight Up Lifts From Wes Anderson’s ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ and we've got a couple over ways to turn back the clock.

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