my Movie

Movie Details

Title:   The Grand Budapest Hotel
Director:   Wes Anderson
Year:   2014
Genre:   Drama
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   07.30.14

Other Movies Seen By This Director (8)
- Bottle Rocket
- The Darjeeling Limited
- Fantastic Mr. Fox
- The French Dispatch
- Isle of Dogs
- The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
- Moonrise Kingdom
- The Royal Tenenbaums

Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
07.30.14Netflix So this may not be my favorite Wes Anderson movie, but I feel like it's the most perfect distilled essence of Wes Anderson to date. Pretty much every shot is fetishistic with its symmetry and attention to composition and detail and color and design. The story is adrift in generations of nostalgia for never-was perfection and he even goes so far as to use different aspect ratios to mark the time periods, the net effect of which for me is just enough widescreen to make the full frame seem jarring. I'm sure he loved every bit of it though.

And this isn't to say that I didn't like it. I found it quite pleasant and enjoyable. It's just no longer reality. For me this is a fairy tale, whereas his first three films were still stylized reality. I'd definitely still buy the criterion release though...
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