Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" may already be on home video, but its charms are still being felt. Yesterday, to celebrate the U.K. release of the film on DVD and Blu-ray, a excellent new clip landed online for the movie, and it would appear that people have taken their appreciation of 'Budapest' to some unlikely places.
"The Grand Budapest Hotel" now has a profile on TripAdvisor, and a handful of reviews are in. Whether or not this is a clever studio stunt or not it doesn't matter, as it's pretty fun stuff, with folks chiming in on the elegance of the hotel/movie from a faded era. Here's excerpts of what some folks had to say:
This is by far the best place to stay in Zubrowka! From the moment you arrive and catch a glimpse of the charming pink exterior, you will fall in love with this hotel. The staff is wonderful, and will cater to your every desire - especially the concierge!
I am a lady in my 80s and I had the pleasure of staying in this wonderful hotel. Charming, luxurious, soothing, breathtaking... these are just some of the words I'd use to describe the concierge. Simply put, Gustav blew my mind. The hotel wasn't bad either.
Where do I begin? The stained glass ceiling, deco light fixtures, the grand restaurant, the spa and pool, all amazing! The staff was very friendly, especially the lobby boy who helped me to my room. The location is a dream come true with picturesque views from every room. The red lacquer elevator rides were the highlight of my stay.
Meanwhile, Borealisk has cut together an eight minute tribute reel to cinematographer Robert Yeoman. While he might not be as well known as others in his field, he's been Wes Anderson's go-to guy since "Bottle Rocket," and this is a pretty good summation of his work, both with the director, and with other filmmakers. Watch below. [Entertainmentwise/35 MM]