Wes Anderson’s ruritanian fable won four technical awards at last night’s glittering Oscars ceremony: best costume design, makeup, production design and score. This unadulterated fun film was also nominated for Best Picture. While it lost out to Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), it’s well worth a watch.
Grand Budapest Hotel recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a coveted Renaissance painting and a raging conflict over an enormous family fortune. It boasts an all-star cast including Ralph Fiennes, Adrien Brody, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Tilda Swinton and Owen Wilson.
The Blu-ray transfer is striking. Anderson and his cinematographer Robert D. Yeoman are obviously in a playful mood throughout this film, doing things like framing the sixties’ material in a warped fisheye lens manner.
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