• A man is seen wearing only a towel. A man and a woman who have just met kiss passionately on a bed in a hotel room.
  • A man suggests having an affair with a woman.

  • A much older married man propositions his secretary, by offering to pay her if she accompanies him for a lengthy business trip.

  • A woman asks for 1000 franks to accompany a married man on his business trip, in order to look nice for him.
  • A woman checks in to the room adjoining her married employer. He can be seen sleeping in the next room. The man later appears in night dress in her room and discusses their planned upcoming tryst, but gets upset at a reference to his wife.
  • A hotel clerk makes a snide comment about sending a young lady up to the business tycoon, calling her his “secretary” in a disbelieving way.
  • A woman wears a wrap dress that falls open in front, revealing a her cleavage.
  • A man shows obvious interest in his secretary’s legs and ogles a picture of her in a magazine she shows him.

Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


In the famous Grand Hotel, the hysterical Ballerina played by Greta Garbo said a line: I want to be alone. So this sentence has become the symbol of Greta Garbo. Everyone knows that mysterious, cold, mature, fragile, sexy and neurotic woman needs to be lonely all the time. The Grand Hotel, which won the 5th Oscar for best film, is adapted from wiki Baum’s best-selling novel. It takes a luxury hotel in Berlin as the stage of life, showing the strange experiences of five main characters in a day. This special story structure was the first in Hollywood films at that time. What is more interesting is that all the five protagonists were played by the big stars of MGM in that year, which is an unprecedented record. Therefore, although the narrative technique of director Edmund Guldin is only regular, it is glittering due to the excellent performance of the stars. Greta Garbo, who plays a Russian ballet actress facing career crisis; John Barrymore as the gambling Baron; Lionel Barrymore, who plays the little man with terminal illness; Wallace beery as an entrepreneur and Joan Crawford as a stenographer. These characters perform the joys and sorrows of life in a three-line staggered way. The plot develops smoothly, but the scene is limited to the big hotel, but it seems a little difficult to spread.

The story reappeared in the later Berlin Hotel and Qionglou Fengyue, and was adapted into a Broadway musical. “Grand Hotel” also has the characteristics of Hollywood classic films, such as exquisite stories, distinctive characters, gorgeous scenery, fast dialogue, and not a particularly black ending. Generally speaking, the grand hotel is a perfect Hollywood entertainment film. Although Hollywood entertainment films are commercialized, they also have a thought-provoking theme, that is, what this film shows – people come and go, and each has its own story. Although the hotel has not changed and the waiters have not changed, the stories in the room are constantly staged, including tragedies, comedies, comics, and so on. In short, the Grand Hotel, through a perfect story, shows people’s life in the 1930s and reflects the social reality at that time. It can be said that this is a rare and in-depth entertainment film. Hollywood’s film industry is supported by several strong pillars, one of which is “big star”. Many times, the choreographers and directors of some videos are ordinary, and the stories are not very attractive, but as long as the big stars perform brilliantly, they can still win the audience. The grand hotel is a successful example of a typical “all star film”.

In the video, Greta Garbo plays the impulsive Russian ballet actress grucinskaya who is facing a crisis in her career. For a moment, she intends to commit suicide because of her poor performance, and for a moment, she is full of confidence because of the encouragement of love. She is a typical melancholy and naive big star; John Barrymore plays a baron who is addicted to gambling. He doesn’t hesitate to be a thief in the hotel in order to pay off his debt, but he is friendly and full of sense of justice. He has a short and romantic relationship with Greta Garbo; Lionel Barrymore is a little man who knows he is terminally ill. He hopes to spend all his money to enjoy the last period of time. Unexpectedly, he not only gets the friendship of the Baron, but also has good luck gambling to win a lot of money. Finally, more beauties accompany him to visit Paris, which can be called “another village with dark willows and bright flowers”; Wallace biry plays the entrepreneur plessing. He came to the hotel to negotiate a business merger. He took risks under his disadvantage and signed a contract by lying to win the trust of the other party. While he was proud, he wanted to buy a beautiful young stenographer to accompany him on a business trip to Britain. Unexpectedly, he was killed; Joan Crawford plays Frances, a stenographer. On the one hand, she is very happy to get the Baron’s appointment. On the other hand, she doesn’t hesitate to sell her soul under the inducement of money, which reflects the sadness of the clerk. At the beginning of the film, a row of more than ten telephone operators were busy answering the phone. Then they jumped to pick up a number of guests and spoke on the phone in the telephone room to explain their purpose of coming to the hotel. The method was simple and direct, but there was too much dialogue because of too long delay. This Prelude didn’t end until people began to feel bored.

The story officially starts from the lobby and counter of the hotel. All kinds of characters come and go. The scene is quite lively. Several protagonists enter the play respectively to show their identity and character. This technique is often used in group plays. Whether the effect is wonderful or not depends on the accuracy of the director’s scene scheduling and whether the actor’s performance rhythm is appropriate. The performance of this film is quite ordinary and can only achieve the effect of explaining things. After that, the scene develops with the elevator rising to the room and corridor upstairs. Except that one or two overhead panoramic shots can show the spectacular mirror image of the hotel, most of the shots appear small pattern, which may be caused by the limitation of the landscape due to the setting shooting in the studio. If the film is shot in the real scene of the hotel, The mirror image effect of the whole film should be flexible and elegant. In terms of plot, it is divided into three main lines:

1、 The Baron sneaked into the actress’s room to steal jewelry and found that she wanted to die. He stepped forward to comfort her and admitted his admiration. The actress appreciated the romantic mysterious man very much. She not only didn’t investigate his theft, but also accepted his love and made an appointment to leave by train the next day. Unexpectedly, the Baron was found stealing in the entrepreneur’s house, and the entrepreneur accidentally killed him. When the actress left the hotel, she still remembered the baron. Everyone had to deceive her that the Baron had gone to the railway station.

2、 Clingrel was ridiculed everywhere, and only the Baron took good care of him. Clingray was very grateful and wanted to give the Baron financial help, but was declined. Klinger followed the rules all his life. When his life was coming to an end, he danced and gambled openly for the first time. Unexpectedly, he won a lot of money. The loser Baron stole his wallet while Klinger was drunk. Later, when he saw him lose his wallet, he felt sorry and skillfully returned the stolen money to Klinger. When the entrepreneur accidentally killed the Baron, the person who caught the murderer and called the police was Klinger, which somehow became Klinger’s other reward to the baron.

3、 The stenographer was accosted by the Baron in the corridor. He was secretly happy because he didn’t expect the baron to date an ordinary little woman like her. Unexpectedly, when she rushed to the appointment, the Baron had got the love of the actress and introduced her to klingley. Since she lost her love, she wanted money, so she agreed to stay in a big hotel at the request of entrepreneurs, ready to sell her body for money. When the entrepreneur was caught by the police, she volunteered to accompany Klinger, because Klinger would not live long and all the money would belong to her after his death.

In every era, new classes appear and old people are forced to leave. It may be natural to be an old man, but as long as you work hard enough, you can still be a new man, but it’s best to be a “lovely” new man. When the waiter received the call of his child’s birth, he was very happy, but he could only go to the hospital to see the child at noon. I wonder if he can turn the child into a new man. Ballet actress grucinskaya faces great mental pressure every time she performs. She is always worried that her performance is not satisfactory, that there are not many audiences, that she can’t get applause and praise, and that she will soon be replaced by new people. This is also a problem that every Hollywood star has to face. She tries to get rid of becoming an old person, but new people will rush to her like a tide. It’s only a matter of time before she becomes the next “Baron”. The whole film is quite popular and smooth, and several plot lines are also explained clearly. However, due to the congenital restriction that the scene is inseparable from the Grand Hotel, some places cannot be described in depth. If the Baron is forced by debt, but he doesn’t find a way to change, it’s unreasonable to stay in the hotel and drink and dance with Klinger and stenographer. However, several big stars can really master the character’s personality and situation and play a wonderful acting skill, which makes up for the insipid atmosphere of the film. Even Greta Garbo’s seemingly exaggerated performance seems to be full of style because it suits the ballet actress’s own emotional state of mind.

The great hotel has many advantages, the most prominent of which is the exquisite story. Just one thing: the story of everyone in the film is logical, and the intersection between the story and the story is so natural. All this makes the movies look smooth and natural, as if they happen around them. This is better than many modern films. It is not difficult to tell a story, but it is difficult to tell a good story! In addition, the character building of the characters in the film is also perfect. Only through the phone call of the beginning segment, the film briefly summarizes the character’s character, temper and temperament, and then makes the character gradually distinct with the development of the story. Therefore, the good Baron, the weak staff, the domineering boss, the lonely ballet dancer and so on gathered on the screen to perform this good play for the audience. In addition, the video structure is clear and complete, the rhythm is relaxed, and the scenery, clothing and props are luxurious, which make the video look pleasant and enjoyable. Film making is even better. From the previous plot overview, we can know that the story of this film is very complex, but the video is clear and easy to tell, and it is quite ornamental. This makes people have to admire the editors and directors of the grand hotel. In other words, the story of this film is not a problem for editors and directors in the 21st century, but this film is a work in the early 1930s! At that time, the characters and complex multi-line narration like a group of dramas can be described clearly and accurately, which is really amazing the greatness of Hollywood film industry. In short, the advantages of this film can not be counted one by one, because it has far surpassed the previous four Oscars and created a new era.

Greta Garbo was a specimen when she was alive, with swords and halberds buried in her eyes. She was born in the early 20th century. All the women in the last century were kings. Therefore, she naturally inherited the mantle of the king – najiangshan Yu tea, and went up to Chongxiao nine with her reserve. As the only ace beauty across the silent film era, she is obsessed with the emerging new democracy and eager to escape the freedom of the “throne”. Therefore, at the golden age of 37, he resolutely stopped filming, which attracted a lot of regret from Hollywood. There is only one such woman in the world who is highly respected but despised. She is ready to come out but has no trace of spring dreams. Greta Garbo led the beauty of women’s eyebrow bones. The thin curved eyebrows scrape out the shining eyebrow bones, like gemstones worn on the eyes. This fashion initiative made men bow and bend their knees, and she stepped on their shoulders and focused on looking for the downward ladder. Because of the light and shadow effect of the body and the devil in 1926, Garbo was respected as the “screen goddess”; Anna Christie was her first audio film in 1930. At that time, the whole United States rushed to tell “Garbo spoke!” Oscar visited her in the Grand Hotel in 1932. However, Greta Jia herself never expressed any opinion on the film. Anna Karenina and Camellia are the reasons why future generations will always miss her indisputable beauty; Her classic “Queen of Sweden” is known as the portrayal of her own character. That year, she was 28 years old, the same age as the queen in the play. “Grand Hotel” achieved great success immediately after its release. Although Greta Garbo played few and intermittent roles in the film, and Joan Crawford performed well the stenographer who sacrificed her hue for promotion, Greta Garbo still dominated the video. Greta Garbo murmured in the video, “I’ve never felt so tired in my life.” Suddenly she fell to the ground and curled up in the thin ballet skirt like cicada wings.

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