Tuesday, 18 November 2014

The Grand Budapest hotel fact file

what is indian paintbrush and who owns it? Mr steven M rales is the owner of indian paintbrush and is a american chairman of danaher corporation.tRales owns a production company Indian Paintbrush,[which has funded The Darjeeling Limite(2007), and Fantastic (2009). The company was also involved in Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011), Moonrise Kingdom (2012), Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012), Labor Day (2013) and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014).Indian Paintbrush and who owns it?

Which company is Fox Searchlight a subsiduary of? It is owned by news corporation aswell as part owned by 20th century fox.

Which type of films do Fox Searchlight distribute?  They are independant british films. They specialize in US distribution of independent 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 financed the film? Germany and England 50/50 split.

What did Anderson use instead of CGI (computer generated imagery)? stop start modelling rather than cgi.

Where did the inspiration for the Hotel come from? inspired by the writings of Stefan Zweig

Which film festival opened with The Grand Budapest Hotel? Berlin film festival

Alexanre Desplat wrote the score, which major Hollywood films has he worked on?  The QueenThe Golden CompassThe Curious Case of Benjamin ButtonThe Twilight Saga: New MoonFantastic Mr. FoxHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Part 2The Grand Budapest HotelThe King's SpeechArgo,Zero Dark Thirty and Godzilla.

How many awards has the film won? 5 whilst 1 is still pending
Initially how many cinemas did the film open on in the US? 4 cinemas

How much did it average per cinema? $200,000

The film was released on Ultraviolet BluRay, what does this enable consumers to do?you can watch them on multiple platforms.

Which companies do not support Ultraviolet? Disney do not support them due to them having a rival product, others trying to offer the same service also refuse to to support in worry of ultraviolet dominating the market.

What complaints did Ultraviolet encounter when it launched? Due to apple not supporting it many customers where unhappy as they couldnt watch it on there iPads/ iPhones.


Task 1

Edward Norton (Henckles)
Owen Wilson (M.Chuck)
Ralph Feinnes (M. Gustav H)
Tony Revolori (Zero)
Jeff Goldblum (Deputy Kovacs)
Tilda Swinton (Madame D)
Adrien Brody (Dimitri)
Saoirse Ronan (Agatha)
Jason Schwartzman (M.Jean)
Willam Dafoe (Jopling)
Harvey Keitel (Ludwig)
Bill Murray (M.Ivan)
Mathieu Amalric (Serge X)
F. Murray Abraham (Mr. Moustafa)
Lea Seydoux (Clotilde)
Tom Wilkinson (Author)
Bob Balaban (M.Martin)

The Scouting for the Grand Budapest  took place in Central Europe.
Görlitz in Germany was the final location. 
They Filmed on Location.
The production offices were located on the top floor of the hotel.
They built the 60's set first then peeled that away then revealed the 30's set.
The inspiration for the hotel's interior came from from 
There were over 150 extras.

1) The first out of the 5 reasons why the grand budapest hotel was a success was down to the directors attention to small pacific detail. This aswell as selling memorabilia in order to promote the film. This ranges from bow ties and moustache wax to promotional materials from the pic. Some are selling out, including copies of “The Society of the Crossed Keys,” Anderson’s book of selections from the writings of Stefan Zweig, which inspired the film.
2) The second secret to the   Grand Budapests hotel  is the mobility of there props. There large cut out picture of the hotel has been widely used in theatres globally and has been highly praised.
3) The 3rd reason was due to foxlight releasing  video tutorials on how to recreate the mendl cakes fluently featured throughout the film
4) Due to the success of wes andersons previous fim 'moonrise kingdom' in 2012 younger audiences have been attracted to his movies. This has had a bounce on affect and meant the grand budapest hotel has benefited from the new audiences
5)The film was accessible which meant many audiences globally could access the film and see it themselves. This massively boosted viewing figures for the film.

How did Anderson use the QE2 to market the film?
On the QE2 with fellow cast members Anderson held a q&a session with the crew about the film helping influence ideas.
What connects Prada to the marketing of the film? 

prada created the luggage bags in the film 

Visit this viral website and identify how the films plot is revealed

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