Behind the scenes of The Grand Budapest Hotel


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The Grand Budapest Hotel released in 2014 under Fox Searchlight Pictures. The film stars Ralph Fiennes as the quirky M. Gustave.

By: Joseph Sanfilippo, Managing Editor of Entertainment and Media

The film was shot in three different aspect ratios

Director Wes Anderson wanted to shoot the movie in three aspect ratios to differentiate the three time jumps in the film. Anderson used 1.37:1, 1.85:1, and 2.35:1 in the film. The film is set in the 1980s, 1960s, and 1930s. In fact, producers had to tell theater projectionists about how to project the film. They even had to change things like audio and image brightness.