Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Grand Budapest Hotel original model on display...

Most people would agree that not everyone likes, or gets, Wes Anderson's quirky and eccentric movies like Moonrise Kingdom, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou or The Royal Tenenbaums, but one thing we can all agree on, is that this original scale model of The Grand Budapest Hotel actually used in the movie is quite impressive and it's pretty awesome to see the detail up close in person.

Original model used in The Grand Budapest Hotel
Grand Budapest Hotel original model exhibit ArcLight Hollywood
The Grand Budapest Hotel original model
Grand Budapest Hotel original film model
Grand Budapest Hotel original model display
To help publicize the movie and give cinema goers a glimpse behind-the-scenes, this fantastic pink model used in the director and writer's latest comedy drama was photographed on display within ArcLight Hollywood cinema's foyer on March 11, 2014.

The Grand Budapest Hotel movie poster
The Grand Budapest Hotel movie poster
Adam Stockhausen was Production Designer, Carl Sprague was Concept Illustrator and Simon Weisse was Supervising Modelmaker on this phenomenal endeavour (as well as a whole team of people no doubt).

The Grand Budapest Hotel model detail
Grand Budapest Hotel film model display
Grand Budapest Hotel model exhibit
Grand Budapest Hotel model rooftop sign
Grand Budapest Hotel movie model glasshouse
The Grand Budapest Hotel is the famous European hotel setting for the adventures of legendary concierge, 'Gustave H' (Ralph Fiennes), and his friendship with lobby boy, 'Zero Moustafa' (Tony Revolori), as they try and prove his innocence when he's framed for murder.
Grand Budapest Hotel movie model
Grand Budapest Hotel movie model entrance
The Grand Budapest Hotel film model
Grand Budapest Hotel movie model gardens
Grand Budapest Hotel movie model benches
Grand Budapest Hotel original movie model
Grand Budapest Hotel movie model detail
The movie is set in the fictional European country of Zubrowka in the 1930's amidst a nation ravaged by war and poverty, during the final glory days of this remote, mountainside hotel.

I always enjoy seeing costumes and props from movies in person, but once in a while it really is nice to shine the spotlight on the artistry of model makers and this is a great example don't you think.
Grand Budapest Hotel film model exhibit
Grand Budapest Hotel movie model detail
The Grand Budapest Hotel film model
If you're a fan of the filmmaker Wes Anderson, be sure to also check out these original costumes and props from Moonrise Kingdom, plus these stop-motion animation puppets and sets from the Oscar-nominated Fantastic Mr. Fox.

Let's hope 2014 continues to be filled with more behind-the-scenes cinematic delights like this one.

The Grand Budapest Hotel movie poster
Grand Budapest Hotel movie poster
Buy the movie soundtrack: The Grand Budapest Hotel (Original Soundtrack)

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