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  Grand Hotel (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Grand Hotel is a 1932 pre-Code art deco movie, and is considered as a classic of the sort.
It was produced by Irving Thalberg and Paul Bern at MGM (both uncredited on the film), and directed by Edmund Goulding.
The film was remade in 1945 as Week-End at the Waldorf starring Ginger Rogers.
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 Grand Hotel (1932)
Grand Hotel (1932) is a classic masterpiece and all-star epic with high-powered stars of the early 1930s.
The 1932 film, set at Berlin's ritzy, opulent art-deco Grand Hotel, tells the multiple-narrative story of the criss-crossing of the lives of five guests, whose fates intertwine for a two-day period at the hotel:
The film is well-known for its memorable scene in the lonely and depressed dancer's hotel room, after she finds the Baron hiding in her room (trapped while on a jewel heist).
www.filmsite.org /gran.html   (736 words)

 Grand Hotel Vesuvio
It needed foreign visionaries to build the hotel in 1882, because the city still had not recovered from the outbreak of the volcano Vesuvio in 1872 and, in 1884, the cholera epidemic killed thousands in Naples because of poor hygienic conditions.
Hotel owner Fiorentino, in collaboration with his nephew Gino, who later took control of the company, made sure that the furniture remained unchanged, with the exception of the additional two new floors.
Not only was the Hotel Vesuvio freshened up by its private investors, but the city of Naples renovated for instance its public spaces and its general appearance, with the help of public money both domestic and foreign.
www.cosmopolis.ch /travel/naples/grand_hotel_vesuvio.htm   (2012 words)

 Grand Hotel, 1931/32
Grand Hotel was hugely popular in its day, mainly because of its incredible cast, and holds up to this day, also because of its incredible cast.
And yes, it was this film where she uttered that now famous line, that became the tagline for her career when she retired in 1941.
In Grand Hotel, she's a depressed ballerina who cancels her performance one evening, and then gets pissy when she finds out that no one cared.
www.angelfire.com /film/oscars/grandhotel.htm   (915 words)

 Theatre Reviews Limited: "Grand Hotel"
In 1932 MGM released the Academy Award winning film "Grand Hotel" starring Greta Garbo and Lionel Barrymore, and in 1958 the first musical version titled "At the Grand" starring Paul Muni was produced in California, though the Broadway bound show never reached the east coast when Muni abandoned the project.
Lumpkin must blend the fantasy world of the Berlin hotel; one of the final bastions of the idle rich, with the stark reality of a fragile post war economy, which is increasingly pervading through the hotel's gilded revolving door.
"Grand Hotel" works better as a social drama than a period musical, and for all of Lumpkin's considerable directing talents, there is only so much that can be achieved with a musical that doesn't contain a single memorable tune.
www.theatrereviews.com /pastreviews/grandhotel.htm   (832 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Grand Hotel at Epinions.com
Grand Hotel is a classic movie in every way with superb acting, beautiful costumes, interesting plot, humor and more than a few surprises.
Filmed soon after the end of the silent film era, Grand Hotel was one of the first Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer movies to feature an all-star cast.
The camera shots of the luxurious hotel lobby are excellent, displaying the opulence of the hotel as well as the comings and goings of the many guests.
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 taoyue.com: Film Reviews - Grand Prix (1966)
It's surprising that the film was shot in 70mm instead of 35mm — using film that was twice as heavy and moved 25% faster surely made the racing scenes more difficult to shoot than necessary.
But this Super Panavision film was originally shown on Cinerama screens, and the long sequences of first-person POVs, shot from the front of a car going over a hundred miles per hour, must have been as enthralling on giant screens as IMAX films are today.
Despite its uneven nature, Grand Prix is sort of a guilty pleasure, a film that has terrific action scenes and is decent overall, and also happens to be quite educational for anyone who is not into Formula One racing.
www.taoyue.com /film/grand-prix.html   (1757 words)

 DVD Savant Review: Grand Hotel (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Playwright Vicki Baum's thesis that her hotel is a microcosm of life in general is tackily addressed with desk clerk Jean Hersholt's impending news of a baby on the way.
Grand Hotel's post- Wall Street Crash advice to the deserving poor is to win lots of money gambling, so they can go to Paris with Joan Crawford and her bags of new lingerie.
The Berlin Grand Hotel, because people paid in hard (i.e., non-German) currencies there, was an oasis of ostentatious wealth in a sea of poverty and chaos.
www.dvdtalk.com.cob-web.org:8888 /dvdsavant/s1086hotel.html   (1723 words)

 Grand Hotel (1932)
The film embraces melodrama without hesitation and seems more entertaining than it might be if it beat around the bush.
The film moves smoothly and briskly between the various elements and allows us to connect cleanly to the different pieces.
Grand Hotel appears in an aspect ratio of 1.33:1 on this single-sided, double-layered DVD; due to those dimensions, the image has not been enhanced for 16X9 televisions.
www.dvdmg.com /grandhotel.shtml   (1209 words)

 Grand Hotel (1932)
"Grand Hotel" is an early talkie, one of the first to feature an 'all-star' cast.
At no point is his character sympathetic, even early in the film when he professes to be a family man and an ethical businessman.
"Grand Hotel" was remade as "Weekend at the Waldorf" in 1945, and later became a Broadway musical.
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 Amazon.com: Grand Hotel (Snap case): DVD: John Barrymore,Lionel Barrymore,Wallace Beery,Frank Conroy,Joan ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Grand Hotel is a great deal of fun and an excellent chance to see some famous faces in their prime.
But if GRAND HOTEL is distinctly of its era in terms of visual style, it is also distinctly of its era in terms of performance, and it is here that we run into a bit of trouble.
In many respects, GRAND HOTEL is a study of the struggle to invent this new way of acting; some of the performers are excessively large, some are in transition between silent and sound modes, and some are distinctly modern in their approach.
www.amazon.com /Grand-Hotel-Snap-case-Barrymore/dp/B00011D1RC   (2988 words)

 The Grand Hotel documentary archive project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Established in 1849, the Grand Hotel at Railway Square was for many years the quiet watering hole for a small number of Sydney's printers, dock and brewery workers - until its back room became home to an array of social outsiders and underground music lovers.
Photographic negatives, prints, clippings, cassette tape and film of that period are beginning to degrade and corrode.
The first stage of the project is to digitise existing documents from that time in order to preserve a record of what was a unique part of the city's social history.
thegrandhotel.info   (224 words)

 Grand Hotel (1932)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Other than being one of those rare films of the 1930s to be constantly revived, if not overplayed, on television over the past decades, it has stood the test of time solely due its impressive all-star cast.
While GRAND HOTEL could have told its stories in separate segments, it's done as one film focusing on separate characters through different time frames.
The Grand Hotel happens to be the most expensive and luxurious hotel in Berlin.
www.imdb.com /Title?0022958   (1363 words)

 Locarno International Film Festival
The "Bronx" was in Locarno tonight with the Piazza screening of France's second film in competition, Bronx-Barb├Ęs by Eliane de Latour, a story of violence, fraternity, rebellion, honour and respect in an African shanty town.
The screening of the film, which was very warmly applauded, was followed by a discussion between the director and the audience at the Swiss RadioTelevision stand, which lasted well past midnight.
Adapted from his own novel, Shuo Wang's film is also full of ironic allusions to the regime and contemporary Chinese society and was banned by the Film Office before it even reached the Censor's office.
www.filmfestivals.com /locarno_2000/d8.htm   (571 words)

 grand-hotel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
But striding through the hotel's lobby, swathed in chinchilla, remote in her fabled Swedish melancholy, 'acting' hope swirling above a heavy heart, she really is the most extraordinary monstre sacre the screen will ever know.
MGM shrewdly marketed this film by withholding its general release for many months after its Hollywood premiere, allowing a tremendous word-of-mouth campaign to heighten expectation from viewers and critics alike.
In 1945, GRAND HOTEL was remade as the lightweight WEEKEND AT THE WALDORF with Ginger Rogers, Lana Turner, Walter Pidgeon, Van Johnson, and Edward Arnold in the lead roles."
yorty.sonoma.edu /filmfrog/reviews/g/grand-hotel.html   (557 words)

 DVD.net : Grand Hotel - DVD Review
And that Broadway play was funded by a film company, MGM, which had bought film rights to the novel for $35,000.
The key plot is the redemption of John Barrymore's character, the Baron, who comes to the Grand Hotel to steal Grusinskaya's fabled pearls and finds his heart is stolen instead.
In fact, for the most part the acting is pretty modern in style for a film made in 1932 - the only member of the ensemble whose acting style now seems too dated and completely over-the-top is Greta Garbo, who seems to be playing a parody of herself.
www.dvd.net.au /review.cgi?review_id=3824   (1112 words)

 Grand Hotel, luxury in Hurghada and the Red Sea - MyWay Travel
Grand Hotel are located directly on the beach in Hurghada city and connected with Grand Resort.
Grand Hotel got two tennis courts, beach volleyball, table tennis, billiards, windsurfing centre, diving centre, aqua centre and a health club with sauna and Jacuzzi.
Hotels, luxury tour operators as Abercrombie and Kent, American Express Travel and European charter operations to this destination.
www.egyptmyway.com /hotels/hurghada/grandhotel.html   (504 words)

 Best Western Grand Hotel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Grand Hotel has 108 rooms divided between four floors.
The hotel has in addition a number of suites which are ideal for those looking for a little more space, or if you have your family with you.
You are able to surf the Internet on our wireless system in the conference rooms, in the lobby, in the restaurant and on both the ground floor and first floor.
www.grandhotel.nu /english/rum.htm   (127 words)

 Milan hotels - the Grand Hotel Duomo, Milan
Milan hotels - the Grand Hotel Duomo, Milan
The hotel has 162 comfortable, atmospheric rooms and 20 suites, each with windows overlooking the magnificent cathedral and each with decor that takes its inspiration from the styling of a famous film, including Out of Africa, The Great Gatsby, The last Emperor, A Passage to India, A Year in Provence, Casanova and Lawrence of Arabia.
The hotel's common areas are equally beautifully decorated, with 17th-century engravings, modern sculpture and eyecatching paintings.
www.ahotelinitaly.com /grand-hotel-duomo-milan   (225 words)

 Grand Hotel Film Review - The Oscar Guy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
It is the only film ever to receive no other nominations and still triumph for the ultimate prize.
Grand Hotel is an all-star romp that became a huge success for MGM and still plays well today.
Nevertheless, Grand Hotel is an amusing look, even though a fictional one, at the lives of the rich and famous long before Robin Leach.
www.oscarguy.com /Reviews/1932/Hotel.html   (544 words)

 Tribeca Film Festival-Hotel & Travel Info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The hotel is equipped with large, luxurious meeting spaces and conference areas.
For those guests planning to enjoy the festival in its entirety, the Exchange Hotel will be pleased to provide premium suites that come complete with full kitchens boasting all the needed functionality to entertain old and new friends and the end of the day or between the film festival’s many highlights.
The Wall Street District Hotel is an intimate boutique property in the heart of Manhattan's historic Financial District, convenient to the dynamic neighborhoods of Tribeca, SoHo, Greenwich Village, Little Italy and Chinatown.
www.tribecafilmfestival.org /hotel-travel-info.html   (1279 words)

 EUFS: Grand Hotel
Transferring audiences from the depression to the plush luxurious hotel of the title, where the rich and prominent play out a series of related, interweaving playlets.
Garbo's role is not as large as that given to some of the other cast members, though her perfomance is unforgettable.
This is the film which donated the catchphrase to her: "I want to be alone..."
www.eufs.org.uk /films/grand_hotel.html   (269 words)

 Grand Canyon National Park Travel and Visitor Information Center
The breathtaking beauty of the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, is like nothing else you will ever experience.
Within its vast expanse and awesome depth, there is an ever changing panorama or color, from the first light of day until the sun sets on the distant horizon, concluding the melodrama until another day.
See the actual wooden dories used in filming the John Wesley Powell expedition in Grand Canyon IMAX Movie Discovery & Adventure, and a gallery of beautiful photos from the film.
www.explorethecanyon.com /grand-canyon-travel.html   (554 words)

 MGM Grand
Entering the MGM Grand, visitors are immersed in the glamour and excitement of sophisticated shows, gourmet dining, hip nightlife, a relaxing pool and spa, the wonders of an African Lion Habitat and much more.
Living up to its nickname, the MGM Grand offers every type of show from the sensuous La Femme (direct from the Crazy Horse in Paris) to the creative tour de force of Cirque du Soleil's KÀ.
The MGM Grand Arena plays hosts to icons of rock 'n' roll from the Rolling Stones to Sting as well as memorable championship fights.
www.vegas.com /resorts/mgm2/index.html   (673 words)

 Live from Trinidad: the StudioFilmClub blog
The film begins with a ferocious shoot-out, seen largely from the point of view of some Irish bushrangers and their women besieged by police in a cabin, with shafts of lights coming from the bullet holes that turn the building into a wooden colander.
The film portrays a single mother and her struggles to raise a bright and ambitious, but ungrateful, daughter who is ashamed of her mother's humble status.
This film is not action packed or tension filled, but a long, slow wide-eyed observation of what effect an invading force can have on those that have emigrated away from their native lands and then decide to return.
studiofilmclub.blogspot.com   (12241 words)

 GrandLife Film - Screenings and premieres at Tribeca Grand Hotel (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The film, based on Italian film L’Ultimo Bacio, tells the story of protagonist Michael (Zach Braff), who is struggling to succumb to adulthood as he nears the age of 30.
The Fader brings attention to vital early buzz films and film companies, bringing in celebrity attendees and executives from music, film, fashion and press industries, showing cutting-edge independent and studio films before their official release dates.
Downtown NYC is the east coast mecca for independent cinema, and Tribeca Grand Hotel's screening room is a cultural landmark in New York's film society.
www.grandlifenyc.com.cob-web.org:8888 /film_grandlife.php   (1173 words)

 Tribeca Grand Hotel New York (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Tribeca Grand Hotel is the first major hotel to open in the Tribeca area.
The hotel is within walking distance to the surrounding neighborhoods of SoHo, Chinatown and Little Italy.
The Tribeca Grand Hotel's Grand Screen is a 98-seat screening room and offers in-theater dining and has an adjoining reception area, full bar and a variety of catering options.
tribeca-grand-hotel.visit-new-york-city.com.cob-web.org:8888   (420 words)

CAPSULE REVIEW –– As one of the first multi-star vehicles, this classic drama takes us into the heart of a 4-star hotel, where life is glamorous and death swept under the rug.
We're introduced to a motley cast of characters – an elegant thief, unhappy ballerina, dying accountant, beautiful stenographer and corrupt businessman – whose lives, over the course of a few days, intersect in ways both glorious and tragic.
They expected their lives would somehow be changed by the experience of staying at the Grand Hotel.
crazy4cinema.com /Review/FilmsG/f_grand_hotel.html   (213 words)

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