This past week The Professor came over for a get together and see how my trip went. After dinner we settled in to watch The Grand Budapest Hotel over cock-a-tails and what a treat is was. Probably not for everyone, but I always seem to love anything unusual verse the popular. The movie sort of reminded me of my own clan of spectrum of friends. But the movie was as pretty as a priceless picture with phenomenal sets. And the camp!!!
Often an icy screen presence, Ralph Fiennes is warm and twinkly in too-rare comedy mode as Monsieur Gustave, The Grand Budapest Hotel’s legendary concierge.
In this peach of a role he’s a proper bisexual with a weakness for octogenarian billionairesses. One of them Tilda Swinton, slathered in five hours’ worth of ageing prosthetics) leaves him a priceless painting, much to the rage of her evil children including the oddly sexy Adrien Brody,
don't ask, I'd tap that in a minute, who vows to disgrace/kill Gustave and his wide-eyed apprentice, Zero. This is a gorgeous, six-tiered confection of a movie, cherry-topped with cool-points cameos from Harvey Keitel, Jeff Goldblum, Edward Norton, Bill Murray,William Devoe,Jude Law,Owen Wilson and Léa Seydoux.
Of course, lets be honest, I just ate up Madame D played by Tilda Swinton. I only hope the Mistress will be just as over the top when I hit my old age!!!