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July 7, 2020

Episode 18 - The Grand Budapest Hotel (Audience Request)

Episode 18 - The Grand Budapest Hotel (Audience Request)

Wes Anderson is like marmite; you either love him or you hate him.  The question is, "what did we think?"  Join your favourite transatlantic podcasting duo - Ian & Liam - as we take up residence in the 2014 Wes Anderson critical favourite, The Grand Buda...


Wes Anderson is like marmite; you either love him or you hate him.  The question is, "what did we think?"  Join your favourite transatlantic podcasting duo - Ian & Liam - as we take up residence in the 2014 Wes Anderson critical favourite, The Grand Budapest Hotel.  We're joined in the lobby by our two would-be lobby boys Ellie and Georgia to discuss an audience request which had us asking some rather unique questions.   It's an 18th Episode that borders on the absurd as we discuss:

  • Just how severe is Wes Anderson's rule against adlibbing?
  • Which scene required over 40 takes to get right
  • What is it with directors kicking their actors in the face.
  • How much creepier is Monsieur Gustave if Anderson had his original choice for Tilda Swinton's part
  • What's the difference between a cheap cut and a prime fillet
  • Is this the best Ralph Fiennes films that we've reviewed on the podcast?
  • Can a film be too clever for its own good
  • What 2 moral stands does the podcast take during this episode.
  • If "The Grand Budapest Hotel" is it the best film ever.