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Abstinence Reconsidered II: Beware of Pity

Stefan Zweig was a master of the nested narrative. His novel, Beware of Pity was one of his works that inspired the film, The Grand Budapest Hotel. The narrator's introduction from the novel will be familiar to those who have enjoyed...Show More Summary

The Grand Budapest Hotel Is Wes Anderson's Most Successful Film Yet

When The Grand Budapest Hotel broke the limited release record for the highest grossing opening weekend, it was only a sign of things to come. The film has thrilled critics and fans for over a month now, and has made a big enough splash to possibly be remembered come awards season this fall. Show More Summary

Newswire: The Grand Budapest Hotel is Wes Anderson’s highest-grossing blockbuster smash hit ever

Variety reports that The Grand Budapest Hotel has racked up a tremendous box-office take of $103.8 million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing film ever made by Hollywood power director Wes Anderson. (The Royal Tenenbaums is second...Show More Summary

'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Is Now Wes Anderson's Highest-Grossing Movie

Wes Anderson's latest film is grander than ever. "The Grand Budapest Hotel" is now the director's highest-grossing movie, and his first to cross the $100 million mark at the global box office. "Grand Budapest" has earned $39 millionShow More Summary

The Grand Budapest Hotel Is Wes Anderson’s Highest-Grossing Film Ever

Wes Anderson's latest effort has passed the $100 million dollar mark at the worldwide box office according to Variety, making it the auteur's highest grossing flick to date. It is trailed by The Royal Tenenbaums, which made $71 million worldwide. In terms of domestic gross, Grand Budapest still falls a distant third behind Moonrise Kingdom and Tenenbaums... More »

Grand Budapest Hotel’ Box Office Is Wes Anderson’s Biggest Ever

The characters of The Grand Budapest Hotel fall on some hard times, but the movie itself is rolling in the dough. It’s just become director Wes Anderson‘s highest-grossing release ever, and the only one to cross the $100 million mark. Show More Summary

Germany Cuts Funding for Film Tax Incentive

The German tax incentive program has backed such projects as "The Grand Budapest Hotel," "The Monuments Men" and "The Book Thief." read more

Yearning For an Imagined Past

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Wes Anderson’s characteristically whimsical “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” set in a fictitious central European nation succumbing to 1930’s fascism, reflects contemporary audiences’ “half-embarrassed, half-guilty wish to know something of the great convulsions of the past,” says film critic Stuart Klawans in The Nation.

Telling the Real History of Twentieth-Century East-Central Europe Through Black Screwball Comedy Cozy-Catastrophe Farcical Tragedy: Watching Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel": The Honest Broker for the Week of April 5, 2014

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Wes Anderson music supervisor Randall Poster doing a Reddit AMA today, made 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Spotify playlists

by Bill Pearis Wes Anderson's new film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, is in wider release across the country now. While whimsical and all that sort of thing you'd expect from the director who has a very distinct style, this is...

Deadline Awards Watch 68: The March Oscar Jinx Podcast

In this week’s podcast, Deadline Awards Columnist Pete Hammond and host David Bloom, talk about whether seemingly awards-ready hits Noah and The Grand Budapest Hotel can overcome their early-year release dates and make a big run during Oscar season. Show More Summary

Newswire: Read This: Here’s the story behind The Grand Budapest Hotel's "Boy With Apple"

The Grand Budapest Hotel hasn’t been in theaters all that long (and it might not be at all in some areas of the country), but any savvy Wes Anderson fan has likely already read countless articles about the movie’s sets, soundtrack, and use of Bill Murray. Show More Summary

Lady Gaga and Bill Murray meet on 'Letterman'

Bill Murray can cross meeting Lady Gaga off his bucket list. "The Grand Budapest Hotel" star has always wanted to meet the extravagantly clothed New Yorker, and on "The Late Show with David Letterman" Wednesday, Gaga and Letterman made Murray's dream come true. Since Gaga was already in town for a string of performances at […]

'Grand Budapest Hotel' Spices Up Movie Posters With Spotify Playlists

Wes Anderson's soundtracks are as sharp as his eye for visual detail, so it only makes sense that Fox Searchlight is using Spotify playlists to promote The Grand Budapest Hotel. The studio's marketing team created playlists on the streaming...Show More Summary

Up in the old hotel: The hidden meaning of Wes Anderson’s nostalgia

It's easy to dismiss films like "The Grand Budapest Hotel" as kitsch. But for Anderson, the medium is the message

Can ‘Noah’ And ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ Overcome Oscar’s Greatest Curse: A March Release Date?

Academy members will get the chance this weekend to see Noah and The Grand Budapest Hotel when their official Academy screening program finally resumes after a break for Oscar.  But while the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre at the Academy’s Beverly...Show More Summary

The untold story behind The Grand Budapest Hotel's 'Boy with Apple'

The plot of Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel hinges on a single, much-discussed painting: "Boy with Apple," a Renaissance masterpiece by the artist Johannes Van Hoytl the Younger. ("The rest of his shit is worthless junk," confides Ralph Fiennes' Gustave H.) In reality, "Boy with Apple" isn't a centuries-old masterpiece by a Czech painter. Show More Summary

Where Does The Grand Budapest Hotel Take Place? We’ll Show You

The Grand Budapest Hotel doesn't actually take place in Budapest; rather, it's set in Zubrowka, a fictional European country dreamed up by Wes Anderson. If you'd like to know more about the setting, as well as the bygone era between the wars when the film takes place, you're in luck:... More »

Art law in ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel

Design and proportion are the things that stand out in any Wes Anderson film. But in his new film it is Art with a capital ‘A’ that stands out. Art is the looming plot engine in Anderson’s excellent new film, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”. The film travels back in time through a series of flashbacks, […]

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