Book: Why No “Budapest Hotel” Chapter?

To be honest, I found that “The Grand Budapest Hotel” petered out around the 60 minute mark. Yet the visual charms of Wes Anderson‘s picture were absolutely seductive — almost as delicious as the pastries that figure so prominently in the story. So I was hoping that Matt Zoller Seitz‘s new book, “The Wes Anderson Collection,” would have a chapter explaining the movie’s genesis. But, no, there’s reams about all the other work, but nothing about “Budapest.” Very odd, given that plenty of publicity stills and such were taken last year where the film was being shot. Surely that was enough lead time for the volume’s publishers.

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