Winter Games in Full Effect
The Zubrowkian National Winter Games (sponsored by the Grand Budapest Hotel) began with a bang! Cast members like Willem Dafoe have also broken out their cold-weather gear to join the fun, enjoying all that winter in Zubrowka has to offer.
The insane amount of detail that went into the fictional country of Zubrowka and its history is put into great display in The Grand Budapest Hotel’s promotional material, like this ZubrowkaFilmCommission Tumblr, or most of all, the vast and beautiful Akademie Zubrowka website.
Fantastic featurette on Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel and its story, featuring interview bits from Wes and the cast, and behind the scenes clips.
Meet the Cast of Characters from Wes Anderson’s new film THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, which recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.
Trailer number 2—Looks fan-cussing-tastic! Out next March
As we wait for The Grand Budapest Hotel next summer, here is a new short film written and directed by Wes Anderson called Castello Cavalcanti, starring Jason Schwartzman as an Italian-American racer in 1955 Italy after he crashes his car in a small town. Enjoy!
The Grand Budapest Hotel trailer
“The Grand Budapest Hotel was shot in three different aspect ratios: 1.33, 1.85, and 2.35:1. The movie jumps through three time periods; the different aspect ratios tell viewers where they are in the timeline.” -Excerpt from The Wes Anderson Collection by Matt Zoller Seitz.
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New commercial for Prada Candy L’Eau by Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola (all three episodes). Also check out the Behind the Scenes video.
Usually when I’m making a movie, what I have in mind first, for the visuals, is how we can stage the scenes to bring them more to life in the most interesting way, and then how we can make a world for the story that the audience hasn’t quite been in before.
Such a perfect sequence of three beautifully arranged camera shots, each using a different filmmaking technique. One being stop-motion (the arrow), one live-action steadicam (the bike), and one animation (more of a drawing/design, but the colors are actually changing to make it “light up”, so technically it is animation). All in the extremely fast pace of a split second hitting you in the face like those scissors hit the face of the unfortunate scout in the film. Amazing.