The Grand Budapest Hotel' gets built in Legos

Watch: Companion short to ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel' | /Film

New Trailer: 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' - March 7

New Poster: ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ | /Film
New trailer incoming tomorrow.

New Poster: ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ | /Film

New trailer incoming tomorrow.

Motion Poster: Season’s greetings from ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel' | Collider

Turns out Matt Zoller Seitz cleared up this question in his new ‘Wes Andreson Collection’ book.

criterioncast:

“A few months after this conversation, the director shot his eighth feature, The Grand Budapest Hotel, 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.”

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zachdionne said: Trailer may be letterbox, but in some of the character snaps at the end, it's regular widescreen.

If that’s the case, that’s a terrible way to roll out the first trailer for a highly anticipated film.

I could see it being a visual choice for the movie, but putting it in letterbox just for the trailer would be a grave injustice to Andreson’s style if it wasn’t specifically made like that.

Update: It was shot in three different aspect ratios to reflect time jumps.

Trailer: ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel' - March 7

Written and directed by Wes Anderson, starring Saoirse Ronan, Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton, Willem Dafoe, Jude Law, Owen Wilson, Lea Sydoux, Bill Murray, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, F Murray Abraham, Tom Wilkinson, Harvey Keitel and Bob Balaban.

Poster: Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel' | @AlexJsuskind

Poster: Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel' | @AlexJsuskind

filmthrasher:

Now that Wes Anderson has cast one of two leads, traction is starting to build on the director’s next project The Grand Budapest Hotel. Though most is being kept a secret for now, we can at least expect a small roster of regulars to return to help boost this new artistic venture. Now, we can count another Anderson veteran to return for the first time in nearly a decade.