“The Grand Overlook Hotel”: Steve Ramsden’s imaginary mash-up of Stanley Kubrick and Wes Anderson

By on June 2, 2015

This wonderfully charming trailer for an imaginary film titled The Grand Overlook Hotel — a mash-up of shots found in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining and Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, and some additionally newly-shot footage with clever props! — has been going viral over the past few days, and so we thought we’d share it too (it’s just slightly NSFW, btw).

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Once again we have another example of just how skillful some people are in the art of editing. We have to thank Steve Ramsden, a filmmaker and Youtube sensation, for this one. He apparently has quite the eye for detail, Kubrick and Anderson, we think you might agree, are both master directors, sharing a similar artistry for one-point perspectives and tracking shots, but credit must go to Ramsden for being able to make us think there’s a movie shared between these two cinematic worlds.

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If you like supercut edits, we’ve featured a few of those here on Night Flight, here and here, but we’ll be looking for more of these mash-ups for you too.

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You can check out Ramsden’s Facebook page here.

About Bryan Thomas

Bryan Thomas has been a freelancing writer/critic for All Music Guide, and a contributor to Launch, Music Connection, Big Takeover and numerous other publications and entertainment websites, blogs and zines, most of them long gone. He's written more than sixty sets of liner notes. He’s also worked for over twenty years at mostly reissue record labels -- prior to that he worked in bookstores and record stores, going all the way back to the original vinyl daze. He lives in the Miracle Mile neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA.