Most Popular Posts

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Last weekend, we saw The Grand Budapest Hotel and absolutely loved it. There were a few moments when I even forgot we were in a movie theater. I would suddenly snap out of my reverie and realize, Oh, right, I'm surrounded by people—not actually in the movie.

The characters had real warmth and depth (unlike the affected characters in some of his other movies), and I adored how it was a love story of sorts between a man and his protégé. Have you seen it? What did you think? I don't want to give to much away, but I thought I'd share these cool gifs...
P.S. Wes Anderson is obsessed with centering. And my favorite movie of last year.

48 comments:

Jesse said...

ahhhh need to see it stat!

http://semiweeklyeats.blogspot.com/2014/03/new-glasses.html

Joanna Goddard said...

it's so, so good. i can't stop thinking about it :)

MaRiMoTo said...

I saw it twice. I'm obsessed! Lots of subtleties. By far one of the greatest directors of our time.
If interested in making those precious pastries: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fx5lZkpDxnc

lucinda smith said...

i'm so anxious to see this - we don't get to the movies a lot, but some are worth seeing in the theater, you know?

www.currenttempo.com

Kelsey said...

Yes! We saw this last weekend too at the awesome Violet Crown theater in Austin (beer and ice cream while you watch a movie!). It's was so engaging, you do forget you're in a theater, I'd love to see it again!

Joanna Goddard said...

kelsey, that's so awesome!

Sofia Donatelli said...

Thanks for posting this. I need to watch it.

Hope you have a wonderful day.
Love,
Sofia

stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

gia said...

Nice! Love the link too! Awesome little moment of artsy escape. Thanks.

Amber said...

This is the first Wes Anderson film I'm actually interested in seeing. I saw the trailer and I was very drawn to the color palette! Lots of blues, purples, and reds. I'd go just to see that.

Julie Catherine Smith said...

Next time you go on a movie date you should venture to Williamsburg and go to the Nitehawk. It's a great little theater with indie films and the BEST food and drinks while you watch. It's a great movie going experience.

anek said...

I haven't seen this one yet, sounds interesting. Mr Anderson makes unbearably pretentious movies, definitely not my taste, so I'm not sure....:)

Catherine Masi said...

I love your honesty about Wes Anderson characters! Isn't it taboo to even suggest an annoyance? (I kind of liken it to the cult following of Tom Waits. He's great, but every single song, really?!) Anyhow, I often sink into his movies because I genuinely admire his creative approach and the atmospheric quality (too cheesy?) of his movies. I recently bought the book, The Wes Anderson Collection, and think it's a very good way to see into his nutty mind. That said, I'm heading out to see this one the next chance I get. It looks wonderful.

martini said...

I can't wait to see it! I've liked all of Wes Anderson's movies, but The Royal Tenenbaums and The Darjeeling Limited stood out for me as really superb. Hoping for another one of that caliber!

Elizabeth Lee said...

I thoroughly enjoyed this movie! Totally delightful story-telling in Wes Anderson's lovely style. I love going to the cinema alone, but I didn't feel alone- just part of the Story!

kaitlyn said...

I saw this movie last week and absolutely adored it. You're totally right! There were several moments where I felt completely involved in the story and forgot where I was. It was a truly wonderful cinematic experience. Glad you enjoyed it!

Ally Berke said...

So cool, I can't wait to see this! That first gif is basically Joseph Cornell's "Pink Palace" assemblage, right?

http://psr.edu/blogs/poetryandpainting/files/2013/11/P1080218.jpg

Sheri said...

Joanna, did you see/not like Moonrise Kingdom? I think all Wes Anderson's films are gorgeous, but that one in particular completely emotionally bowled me over. The sweet little love story, and Bruce Willis as Sam's foster father - gah! I'm heading out to see Grand Budapest tonight!

Melanie said...

i desperately want to see this! x

Diana McNeill said...

Is this post by your new writer? This doesn't sound like your voice..."The amazing characters had true warmth and depth (unlike the annoying characters in some of his other movies)"

Megan M-R said...

Have you seen this? A Wes Anderson palettes tumblr! Such perfect combinations.

http://wesandersonpalettes.tumblr.com

thewesthood.com

Natalia Kleynberg said...

this movie is one of the best movies I've seen lately! Really really recommend it!!!

Abigail Leigh said...

Oh I want to see this so very badly! Too bad it hasn't been released in Charlotte yet.

Jules said...

I think Wes Anderson has done an amazing job at creating a style that's truly his own. I've always been a fan of the witty dialogue, gorgeous and colorful cinematography, and unique scoring. As with all of his films, I can't wait to see it!

Tori G said...

Can't wait to see this!!

Rachel said...

Yay! I'm so glad you loved it! I loved it too, of course! I want to go see it again and again and again! I really liked how the violence seemed more humorous, yet more meaningful...if that makes sense (head in bag, classic fingers getting chopped off, cat thrown out the window, the tragic ending with the wes anderson nazis)? I am obsessed with the Mendl's pastry puff thing! I found out that there's an actual video with the recipe from Wes Anderson!
http://racheleastin.tumblr.com/post/80013028053/mendls-courtesan-au-chocolat

xoxo,

Rachel

trish said...

I LOVED every moment :-)
The girl who made all the props lives in Dublin and they are on display in an art house cinema in town this week. I am going to see them tomorrow .
Also, my fab boyfriend gave me a copy of the movie poster for my birthday yesterday .

Love love love. X

Anne Libera said...

Loved it - we actually got to see a sneak preview at The Music Box Theatre in Chicago and there was an interview with Wes (along with the young boy who played Zero and Roman Coppola) on the stage after the movie was over. Also, feel like once this movie is out of the theaters that it would be a great film to eat a meal while watching on a big screen television.

Joanna Goddard said...

nope, it's me, diana!

Joanna Goddard said...

megan, great find!!

That's Not My Age said...

I loved this, Ralph Fiennes is hilarious - just wish there's been more Tilda!

cheyenne said...

SO excited for this movie. i love ralph fiennes!
xo, cheyenne

Fania Lubis said...

Keluaran Togel Hari Ini
prediksi bola
Spam di email
kisah dunia,
hitam putih,
artikel,
Prediksi bola,
Prediksi SGP,
Prediksi HKG,
kata bijak,
lagu terlaris,
Prediksi CHINA4D,
Prediksi Malaysia,
Prediksi Cambodia,
Info Terkini,
Prediksi Laos,
kamu gak rocknroll,
keephearthealthy,
cellulars-phones,
up dater

cloudgathererholdmedown said...

i was so looking forward to seeing this film..i mean visually his films are delectable and this one certainly is...every shot looks like a work of art, but I left the theatre feeling a little let down. the cameos are fantastic but I wish they had more substance...I felt no connection to any of the characters though in this film.
moonrise kingdom is still number one for me..

Kayla said...

we LOVED it! saw it in an independent theater here in Edinburgh. the inside literally looked like it was from an Anderson film-- not to mention all of the people in the theater with us. Bliss!

mandy said...

Joanna, I loved this article in the New Yorker on the film: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/movies/2014/03/stefan-zweig-wes-anderson-and-longing-for-the-past.html

Just in case you haven't read it! Enjoy.

RD said...

It was wonderful! A work of art. I love Wes Anderson's style. Some of the images/camera work looks like Moonrise Kingdom which is another favorite. But there was something truly unique about this one. the story, the colors, Loved it and will see it again. Ralph Feinnes was amazing, as was Tony Revolori. I loved his character.

goodnightstars said...

VOLDEMORT!

Kathryn said...

Minus the bit with the chopped off fingers which took me a bit by surprise(!) I really enjoyed it, and all the colours and centering really pulled me in and were terribly attractive (I'd love a poster of the hotel for my future decorating schemes). All the acting was brilliant too.

Trina said...

I haven't seen many Wes Anderson films, but just saw Budapest this evening and it was good. Different! Stylized, preposterous, and really funny. I kept chuckling on the drive home just thinking about it. I'd see it again.

abo mahmoud said...

شركة تخزين أثاث بالرياض
شركة تنظيف بالمدينة المنورة

شركة تنظيف فلل بالمدينة المنورة
شركة تنظيف شقق بالمدينة المنورة
شركة تنظيف خزانات بالمدينة المنورة
شركة رش مبيدات بالرياض
شركة مكافحة حشرات بالرياض
شركة رش مبيدات بجدة
شركة مكافحة حشرات بالدمام

whimsymilieu.com said...

I've been waiting for this movie for soooo long - can't wait for its release in Australia! Even the trailer alone is already drool-worthy! :D

jagdish said...

I haven't seen countless Wes Anderson films, but just saw Budapest this evening and it was good. dissimilar! Stylized, preposterous, and really funny.EasyWayFinder

Shawna said...

I really liked it. It was like being in a story book.

Shawna said...

I really liked it. It was like being in a story book.

غسيل خزانات بالمدينة المنورة 0535735075 المورى said...

مكافحة حشرات بالمدينة المورة
شركة مكافحة حشرات بالمدينة المنورة
مكافحة حشرات
افضل شركة مكافحة حشرات بالمدينة المنورة
مكافحة حشرات بالمدينة
شركات مكافحة الحشرات بالمدينة المنورة
غسيل خزانات بالمدينة المنورة
شركة تنظيف خزانات بالمدينة المنورة
تنظيف خزانات بالمدينة
شركة غسيل خزانات بالمدينة المنورة
شركة كشف تسربات بالمدينة المنورة

Rose said...

LOVE Wes so much, I've seen this twice, better the second time

Jack Sparrow said...

Very nice hotel... Thanks for the info, because it's give me an information... Keep sharing guys !

Buku Mimpi
Togel Hari Ini
Keluaran Togel Hari Ini
Buku Mimpi 2D

Hanny Cantik said...


Kumpulan bandar togel online terpercaya

Site design by Apartment One
Federated Media Publishing - Style