Tuesday, 18 November 2014

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Part 1

What is Indian Paintbrush and who owns it? A production company owned by Steven Rales, whose productions include The Darjeeling LimitedTowelhead and Fantastic Mr. Fox.

Which company is fox searchlight a subsidiary of? Operates as a subsidiary of Fox Entertainment Group, Inc.

Which type of films do fox searchlight distribute? American film distribution company within the Fox Entertainment Group. It specializes in US distribution of independant and British films, alongside dramedy and horror as well as non-English-language films, and is sometimes also involved in the financing of these films.

Which two countries finance the film? The two countries that financed The Grand Budapest Hotel was England and Germany.

What did Anderson use instead of CGI (computer generated imagery)? Anderson used small models and background paint instead of CGI for The Grand Budapest Hotel, he used this as he wanted to make it look fake.

Where did the inspiration for the Hotel come from? The Grand Budapest Hotel inspiration came from the writings of Stefan Zwieg.

Which film festival opened with The Grand Budapest Hotel? The world premiere of Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel will open the 64th Berlin International Film Festival in 2014.

Alexanre Desplat wrote the score, which major Hollywood films has he worked on?  The Queen, The Golden Compass, The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows - Part 1 and Part 2, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Kings Speech, Argo, Zero Dark Thirty and Godzilla.

How man awards has the film won? Berlin International Film Festival, David di Donatello Awards, Golden Trailer Awards, Gotham Award, Hollywood Film Award, Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists and World Soundtrack Awards.

Initially how may cinemas did the film open on in the US and how much did it average per cinema? 4 cinemas opened the film in the US, each cost them £20,000.

The film was released on Ultraviolet Bluray, what does this enable consumers to do? It offers up to 50GB of storage capacity and enables playback, recording and rewriting of HD in all of the HD resolutions including 1080p. Blu-ray discs are also more resistant to scratches and fingerprints than today's DVDs, while still preserving the same look and feel. 

Which companies do not support Ultraviolet? The companies that don't support ultraviolet are: Disney. Google, Amazon.com and Apple.

What complaints did Ultraviolet encounter when it launched? The complaints they received is that you couldn't watch it on apple devices.

Part 2 

The cast in the film The Grand Budapest Hotel is: 
Edward Norton- Henckles 
Owen Wilson- M. Chuck
Ralph Fiennes - M. Gustave 
Tony Revolori- Zero
Jeff Goldblum- Kovacs
Tilda Swinton- Madame D 
Adrien Brody- Dmitri 
Saoirse Ronan- Agatha 
Jason Schwartzman- M. Jean 
Willem Dafoe- Jopling
Harvey Keitel- Ludwig
Bill Murray- M. Ivan 
Mathieu Amalric- Serge X
F. Murray Abraham- Mr. Moustafa
Lea Seydoux- Clotilde 
Jude Law- Young Writer 
Bob Balabam- M. Martin

Part 3

Where did scouting for a hotel take place? Centre of Europe.

Which location did the production team eventually use? Gurlet town.

Did they film on a location or soundstage? On location, an actual hotel.

Where were the production offices located? Above the Grand Budapest Hotel. 

How did they film the 60's and 30's hotel? They built the 60's the peeled that away and uilt the 30's one.

Where did the inspiration for the hotels interior come from? They looked at other hotels.

How many extras did it take to fill the lobby? Over 100 extras were used in the lobby.

The five secrets of the Grand Budapest Hotel?

1. The film sold merchandise on ebay.
2.They toured a large scale model of the hotel to cinemas around the world.
3.They made videos and recipes so people that had watched the film can bake their own Mendl's cakes.
4. Due to the success of moonrise kingdom He's attracted a whole new generation of younger audiences.
5. The film is accessible to audiences. 

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