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Why 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' was pretty as a postcard
Why 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' was pretty as a postcard

Some hotels inspire travel postcards, but it was actual hand-tinted travel postcards called Photochroms that were part of the inspiration for "The Grand Budapest Hotel." Oscar-nominated production designer Adam Stockhausen drew on these and other visual references to create the fictionalized European country of Zubrowka, where a former lobby boy tells of a pastry-pink hotel's sweetest days under the care of conscientious concierge Monsieur Gustave. Stockhausen's third film with director Wes Anderson uses miniature sets, painted backdrops and a lot of location scouting to evoke glimmers of a stylish and civilized 1930s Europe that is no longer — and never was. ...

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