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  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
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  •     Wes Anderson's latest film production "The Grand Budapest Hotel" transports us to the realistically fictional alpine country of Zubrowka at the beginning of the twentieth century.  Centering on a concierge at the hotel and his attentive lobby boy apprentice, the movie follows the pair through a series of peculiar events surrounding a Renaissance painting of extraordinary value.  
     
        Watson/DG was selected to create an educational, in-world companion to "The Grand Budapest Hotel", structured as a course syllabus for the Zubrowka Akademie.  The site was designed with specific attention to the time period, featuring viewing elements of a microfiche machine such as a viewing lens loader and a navigational wheel to move through the digital "slides".  Each slide includes multiple layers of discoverable content, including copy created in direct collaboration with Wes himself, character pages reminiscent of hand-coloured photographs, and images and video clips pulled directly from the film.  Combined, these elements form an in-depth crash course on the industry, art, and local government of the Republic of Zubrowka.
     
    And yes, this will be on the test.        
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