The Grand Budapest Hotel is a 2014 comedy film written and directed by Wes Anderson, from a story by Anderson and Hugo Guinness, inspired by the writings of Stefan Zweig. Featuring an ensemble cast, it stars Ralph Fiennes as a concierge who teams up with one of his employees (Tony Revolori) to prove his innocence after he is framed for murder. The film is an American-German-British co-production that was financed by German financial companies and film-funding organizations and was filmed in Germany. The Grand Budapest Hotel was released to widespread acclaim from film critics, and many included it in their year-end top-10 lists.
The film led the BAFTA nominations, with its 11 nominations including Best Film and Best Director for Anderson, and Best Actor for Fiennes. The film won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and garnered three more Golden Globe Award nominations, including Best Director for Anderson. It also garnered nine Academy Award nominations, joining Birdman for the most nominations and wins for the ceremony. It won the Academy Awards for Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Production Design and Best Original Score. In a 2016 BBC poll, critics voted the film the 21st greatest since 2000.
“An idealistic young lawyer working for a Congressional subcommittee in the late 1950s discovers that TV quiz shows are being fixed. His investigation focuses on two contestants on the show “Twenty-One”: Herbert Stempel, a brash working-class Jew from Queens, and Charles Van Doren, the patrician scion of one of America’s leading literary families. Based on a true story. Written by Tim Horrigan <email@example.com>”
Director: Robert Redford
14 September 1994 (USA)
Genre: Drama , History
Tagline: Fifty million people watched, but no one saw a thing.
Trivia: The real Herb Stempel makes an unbilled appearance as one of the former contestants interviewed by Richard Goodwin.
Goofs: Anachronisms: During the “Today Show” interview, flags are visible as the camera pans to the shot of the crowd. The present-day South African flag is clearly visible.
Oskar Schindler is a vain, glorious and greedy German businessman who becomes unlikely humanitarian amid the barbaric Nazi reign when he feels compelled to turn his factory into a refuge for Jews. Based on the true story of Oskar Schindler who managed to save about 1100 Jews from being gassed at the Auschwitz concentration camp. A testament for the good in all of us. Written by Harald Mayr <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Rated R for language, some sexuality and actuality violence.
Tagline: Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire.
Trivia: [June 2008] Ranked #3 on the American Film Institute’s list of the 10 greatest films in the genre “Epic”.
Goofs: Crew or equipment visible: When Oskar Schindler and Itzhak Stern negotiate with the Jewish investors outside the ghetto, Steven Spielberg is reflected on the rear window (his jacket is blowing in the wind).