FilmWonk Podcast – Episode #43 – “The Grand Budapest Hotel” (dir. Wes Anderson)

Poster for "The Grand Budapest Hotel"

This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel take a deep dive into historical whimsy in Wes Anderson‘s latest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel (34:00).

May contain some NSFW language.

FilmWonk rating: 8 out of 10

Show notes:

  • Music for tonight’s episode was the track Canto at Gabelmeister’s Peak, from the film’s original score by Alexandre Desplat.
  • Correction: The conversation between Jude Law and F. Murray Abraham takes place in the 1960s, not the 1980s.
  • We referred to the historic Empress Hotel in Victoria, B.C. as a visual reference for this film. According to Wikipedia, two real hotels in Hungary and the Czech Republic were influences, as well as archive images from the Library of Congress.
  • Alas, my epidemiological French vocabulary isn’t what it used to be… Grippe is the French word for influenza, not measles.
  • The term “bellhop” does indeed come from a slightly demeaning etymology. “Hop to it, I rang a bell” is an accurate summary of its origins.

Listen above, or download: The Grand Budapest Hotel (right-click, save as, or click/tap to play on a non-flash browser)

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