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.