We finally get our first look of Wes Anderson’s upcoming opus, which was shot not only in 35mm film but also in three different aspect ratios!
[“The Grand Budapest Hotel” recounts] the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.
According to the Elephant Journal and IMDB, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” was shot using a 35mm Arricam ST loaded with standard 35mm film. Considering that most films are shot digitally these days, this tidbit was enough to pique our interest; however, we also learned that Anderson filmed this in 1.33:1 (“academy format” or 4:3), 1.85:1 (“flat”), and 2.35:1 (widescreen or “scope”) aspect ratios to represent the different time periods presented in the movie.
Observe these changes in the trailer below!
Based on the visually-stunning trailer alone, we can already tell that “The Grand Budapest Hotel” is something that we can all look forward to seeing!
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” boasts of an all-star cast including Ralph Fiennes, Saoirse Ronan, Edward Norton, Willem Dafoe, Jude Law, and Bill Murray, among others. It is slated for release on March 7, 2014.