Incredibly detailed props for The Grand Budapest Hotel, hand created by Annie Atkins. No detail was spared in the making. (Source)
Annie Atkins specializes in graphic design for filmmaking. In addition to creating contemporary artwork for movie posters, she also makes graphic pieces called for by period film scripts – like Henry VIII’s death warrants, for example; or flags, banknotes, passports, and signage to help create Wes Anderson’s fictional State of Zubrowka.
"Let’s be honest here: If I were wise enough to know the difference between what I can and can’t change, would I even be who I am? Would this be what I’m doing? Dad always said this town could wreck a person. It’s what happens when you’re playing a rigged game. I convinced myself ‘winning’ meant getting out, but in what world do you get to leave the ring and declare victory? This is where I belong: in the fight. It’s who I am. I’ve rolled around in the mud for so long, wash me clean and I don’t recognize myself. So how about I just accept the mud, and the tendency I have to find myself rolling in it? My name’s Veronica, and I’m an addict. Hello, Veronica.”
"I had an intense mushroom trip one time where I realized that I was trying to be a lot of things that I didn’t want to be. I realized that I liked the idea of my life more than my life. So I dumped my boyfriend, dropped out of school, and went to work on organic farms."
I’m happy to be here with my family. My super weird family with two black dads, and two latina daughters, and two white sons, and Gina, and… I don’t know what you are, some… strange giant baby. To the 99!
The wedding of Peleus and Thetis, a sea goddess, was a large event. The wedding was very popular, and most of the important gods and mortals were invited. One goddess who was not invited was Eris, the goddess of discord. She threw a golden apple into the crowd with the words “The Fairest” inscribed on it. Three goddesses, Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite all claimed the apple should be for them. To resolve the disagreement Zeus appointed Paris, a Trojan prince, to judge the contest.
All three goddesses bribed Paris. Hera offered Paris control over Asia. Athena offered him wisdom and victory in battle. Aphrodite offered him the most beautiful woman in the world. Paris picked Aphrodite for the title “The Fairest.” In return Aphrodite helped Paris kidnap Helen, wife of the King Menelaus of Sparta. Stories conflict as to weather if Helen fell in love with Paris (with the help of Aphrodite) and left willingly, or if she was forcefully abducted by Paris. In either case this event set into motion the Trojan War for the next ten years.