Wes Anderson’s Train Love

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In Wes Anderson’s latest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, train travel proves to be a difficult feat for the character Zero (Tony Revolori). Despite Zero’s train travel plight, Anderson himself enjoys a good train ride (the joy of such playing a prominent role in The Darjeeling Limited) and says of this form of travel, “It’s a calm, friendly, leisurely, and extremely protracted type of experience.” He is quoted on the Amtrak blog:

One thing you almost always get on a train is time to burn… But it’s especially nice to have that time while you are on the move. It can so often be the best combination of peaceful and exciting.


Chloe Schildhause is a writer based in Los Angeles who is currently researching Boy Meets World and just got off the phone with Mr. Feeny. She is the former editor of DECADES magazine, a publication devoted to food, fashion, and gore. She can be found @chloish. More from this author →