Saturday, July 19, 2014

The Grand Budapest Hotel


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!!!

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    1. Dear, we may be a minority on this. But how fabulous!

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    2. "You see, there are still faint glimmers of civilization left in this barbaric slaughterhouse that was once known as humanity. Indeed that's what we provide in our own modest, humble, insignificant... oh, fuck it." - M Gustave

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    3. "I go to bed with all my friends." - M Gustave

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    4. Fine."Just keep your hands off my lobby boy."

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    5. Do we need to get you two a room?

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  2. I thought the movie was a wild flume ride from the imagination of one of the most creative minds making movies today! Loved it!

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  3. Am I the only one craving a macaroon?

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  4. We loved it, too.
    We love the odd film, out of the mainstream, in glorious technicolor!
    Plus Ralph Fiennes. Gosh I adore him.

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  5. I saw it and thought it was a old-fashioned screwball comedy....garishly dressed. I adored it of course!

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  6. Another scrumptious doily from Americas master of over designed whimsy. William didn't get it, but his opinion doesn't hold mustard.

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  7. Tilda Swinton is unrecognizable alright! Love her. Saw her not too long ago in "Only Lovers Left Alive."

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  8. Eloquent,offbeat,and elegantly charming. I though it was one of Andersons most accomplished films to date. I d say you have good taste in movies. Why can't you be straight????

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