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JChoate



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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 10:08 am    Post subject: Old Post Cards showing the Imperial Hotel Reply with quote

Some of these are views I've not seen before. Notable is the "rear entrance". The Phoenix Room looks like a sad 50's remodeling worthy of the Grand Budapest Hotel.
http://www.oldtokyo.com/imperial-hotel-wright/
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DRN



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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"The Grand Budapest Hotel", is without doubt the best movie I've seen in the last 10 years. Funny, quirky, sincere, and beautifully filmed...every shot was a studied composition.

https://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/06/29/1e/98/the-grand-budapest-hotel.jpg

http://www4.pictures.lonny.com/mp/eptAN1q-Scwx.jpg
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Tom



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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The second paragraph mentions the post WW2 Imperial scene.
The Netflix "Tokyo Trial" is about just that and many scenes are filmed in what remains of the Old Imperial.

(Lotta Larkin in that rear entrance.)
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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Then there's the 1991 movie "For The Boys," Bette Midler's riff on Martha Raye's military outings, one scene of which was filmed in the Imperial fragment at Meiji Mura Museum.
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JChoate



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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dan,
Grand Budapest -- agreed.
My son is a big Wes Anderson fan. For Christmas I gave him a DVD of Bottle Rocket where we enjoy seeing the Gillin House:

https://www.castingarchitecture.com/2012/12/05/bottle-rocket-1996-the-gillin-residence/
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