The Grand Budapest Hotel

I do want to see though my spouse does NOT!



Appreciating and understanding Wes Anderson’s movies is an ongoing endeavor. I’ve come a long way, but I have a ways to go yet. The Grand Budapest Hotel is his newest creation, and by far his most visual. There are three different time periods used and each one uses a different color palette and aspect ratio. Most of thehero_GrandBudapestHotel-2014-1 movie takes place during the 1930s against the backdrop of an allegorical World War II – all the countries’ names have been changed to nonsense words and the swastika has been traded for lightning bolts. This time period is given the most lush and vibrant colors in order to convey the luxury and opulence of this grand hotel’s glory days as well as the gentility and formality of a high society that is dying out though still fiercely upheld by the owner M. Gustave (Ralph Fiennes). The story is narrated by Zero…

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