First Poster for Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel
While some of the year’s best films haven’t even been released yet, new awesome sounding projects for 2014 are already shaping up, like Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel. The sure to be quirky comedy/drama about a hotel concierge (Ralph Fiennes) and his friendship with one of his younger employees will surely delight fans of the director. The film is written and directed by Anderson and set in 1920s France. Alexandre Desplat, who composed the music for Anderson’s last hit indie Moonrise Kingdom, will be returning to score the film shot by Wes’ long time cinematographer and collaborator Robert Yeoman. The editing however will be taken over by Barney Pilling (Never Let Me Go) who will work with Anderson for the first time.
Also new to a Wes Anderson film are cast members such as Jude Law, Lea Seydoux, Saoirse Ronan and the aforementioned Ralph Fiennes. Returning actors are Edward Norton, Jeff Goldblum, Harvey Keitel, Jason Schwartzman, Willem Dafoe, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Owen Wilson and, of course, Bill Murray. The first poster for the film clearly echoes Wes’ aesthetic and his passion for center shots, detailed set designs and minutia. Usually the posters for his films are also indicative of the color palette of the “final product”. Once again he seems to have something very specific in mind and a pink-brownish tone seem to be what he’s going for. I love the poster because it just shows the hotel, which seems to be a “main character” of the film and lists all the talent involved. It’s also great for indicating a time (the 1920s) and place (Europe), by simply evoking the hand-painted early 20th century marketing billboards.
HOLY S***!!!! This looks amazing!!!! I didn’t know this poster was out. It is so Wes Anderson isn’t it. I love it already and I know I will love the film regardless because anything Wes touches is gold in my eyes.
Couldn’t agree more! 🙂
What’s your favourite bit of Wes magic? I watched Rushmore and Fantastic Mr Fox over the weekend. Ultimately I must go with Royal Tenembaums thigh I think
Nice! I have to agree once more: The Royal Tenenbaums is my favorite as well 🙂
I’m also a big fan of The Darjeeling Limited, which I think is very under appreciated. Do you like that one?
Yeah love it, and Hotel Chevalier, the short film before it was great too!
Oh yeah, Natalie Portman is so awesome in that one and Jason Schwartzman is so charmingly funny. Good call!
Looks like a great movie and what an amazing cast!
Absolutely! I’m always stunned to see how many great actors Wes Anderson is able to cast, it’s like even the guy in the smallest role is somebody famous 🙂