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GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.Written by
Fox Searchlight Pictures
In the wedding scene, the snowy rock formation in the background is the Saxon Switzerland (Sächsische Schweiz) in the region of Saxony, Germany. See more »
M. Gustave calls a colleague from a phone booth, yet there are no wires connecting the phone booth to a telephone pole nor are there any telephone poles within the vicinity of the phone booth. See more »
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The film title appears on a book a present-day Lutz resident reads, homaging the film as a narrative memoir. See more »
Written and composed by Ruedi Roth and Werner Roth
Performed by Öse Schuppel
Published by myMusicRights Publishing / Holyschnikee Publishing
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"The Grand Budapest Hotel" has a wonderful quirkiness to it that can only be felt, not explained. It is incredibly charming, as can be expected from a Wes Anderson film.
-Analysis of Notable Work- *Writing/Directing: Once again, Wes Anderson directs with amazing artistry. The story is one that is both hilarious and melancholy. It is a film that refuses to be forgotten. *Editing/Cinematography: The cutting together of the film is near perfect. Every moment timed beautifully and expertly. All the ridiculousness unfolds without blemish. Director of Photography Robert Yeoman brings back the signature style of Wes Anderson films that audiences have grown to love. The color palette is vibrant and exciting. The camera moves are quirky and odd. It all falls together wonderfully. *Dialogue/Acting: Total ridiculousness is what comes out of the mouths of the characters, but that is all for the better. We feel pulled into the world of the Grand Budapest Hotel for how absurd it is and how unlike our world it is. The performances are incredible by all of the cast. Ralph Fiennes, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, and F. Murray Abraham all shine in this wonderful film. But everyone clambers for their chance in the spotlight. Jude Law, Saoirse Ronan, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Murray, Tony Revolori, and others all perform spectacularly. *Music/Sound: Once again, the music is phenomenal like in most Wes Anderson films. It has an air of innocence but also a bit of chaos and even some melancholic themes. It is the perfect accent to a beautiful film. The sound design is detailed and incredible. *Production Design/Special Effects: The costumes and set pieces are glorious and visually incredible. They are fantastic additions to the world Wes Anderson has created. The props and miniatures are all wonderfully made. The animation portions are gorgeous. All parts of the film tie together wonderfully.
*Conclusion: "The Grand Budapest Hotel" is a wonderfully bizarre film that must be watched. But although it is sure to be enjoyed, one may not be able see if there was a reason for all of it. And perhaps it doesn't need one. That is what adds to the charm.
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