The Grand Budapest Hotel recounts the adventures of Gustave H (Ralph Fiennes), a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa (Tony Revolori), the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. Acting as a kind of father-figure, M. Gustave leads the resourceful Zero on a journey that involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting; the battle for an enormous family fortune; a desperate chase on motorcycles, trains, sledges and skis; and the sweetest confection of a love affair - all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent. Inspired by the writings of Stefan Zweig, The Grand Budapest Hotel recreates a by-gone era through its arresting visuals and sparkling dialogue. The charm and vibrant colours of the film gradually darken with a sense of melancholy as the forces of history conspire against a vanishing world.
This companion to the New York Times bestselling book The Wes Anderson Collection takes readers behind the scenes of the Oscar®-winning film The Grand Budapest Hotel with a series of interviews between writer/director Wes Anderson and movie/television critic Matt Zoller Seitz. Learn all about the film's conception, hear personal anecdotes from the set, and explore the wide variety of sources that inspired the screenplay and imagery—from author Stefan Zweig to filmmaker Ernst Lubitsch to photochrom landscapes of turn-of-the-century Middle Europe. Also inside are interviews with costume designer Milena Canonero, composer Alexandre Desplat, lead actor Ralph Fiennes, production designer Adam Stockhausen, and cinematographer Robert Yeoman; essays by film critics Ali Arikan and Steven Boone, film theorist and historian David Bordwell, music critic Olivia Collette, and style and costume consultant Christopher Laverty; and an introduction by playwright Anne Washburn. Previously unpublished production photos, artwork, and ephemera illustrate each essay and interview. The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel stays true to Seitz's previous book on Anderson's first seven feature films,The Wes Anderson Collection, with an artful, meticulous design and playful, original illustrations that capture the spirit of Anderson's inimitable aesthetic. Together, they offer a complete overview of Anderson's filmography to date. Praise for the film, The Grand Budapest Hotel: Four Academy Awards®, including Costume Design, Music - Original Score, and Production Design; Nine Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Directing, and Writing - Original Screenplay; Best Film - Musical or Comedy, Golden Globe Awards; Best Original Screenplay, BAFTA, WGA, NYFCC, and LAFCA Awards Praise for the book, The Wes Anderson Collection: “The Wes Anderson Collection comes as close as a book can to reading like a Wes Anderson film. The design is meticulously crafted, with gorgeous full-page photos and touches . . .” —Eric Thurm, The A.V. Club Also available from Matt Zoller Seitz: Mad Men Carousel, The Oliver Stone Experience, The Wes Anderson Collection: Bad Dads, andThe Wes Anderson Collection.
The Grand Budapest Hotel emmènera les lecteurs dans les coulisses du film aux neuf nominations aux Oscars, à travers des entretiens approfondis entre son réalisateur, Wes Anderson, et le critique du New- York Times, Matt Zoller Seitz. Anderson y partage l'histoire derrière la conception du film, la grande variété de sources qui l'ont inspiré - de l'auteur Stefan Zweig au cinéaste Ernst Lubitsch, en passant par les paysages photochromes de l'Europe centrale du début du siècle - des anecdotes personnelles sur la réalisation du film et de nombreuses autres réflexions sur son processus de réalisation. On y retrouve également des interviews de la costumière, Milena Canonero, du compositeur, Alexandre Desplat, de l'acteur principal, Ralph Fiennes, du directeur artistique, Adam Stockhausen, et du directeur de la photo, Robert Yeoman. Ces interviews sont accompagnées de nombreuses photos inédites et d'illustrations.
Examines the noteworthy film, providing information about the film's conception, presenting personal anecdotes about the making of the film, and describing the wide variety of sources that inspired it.
This thesis examines the parallels between narrative structures, including frame narratives and narrative construction of identity, as well as poetic and thematic parallels that exist between the writings of Stefan Zweig and the Wes Anderson film, The Grand Budapest Hotel. These parallels are discussed in order to substantiate Anderson's claim that The Grand Budapest Hotel is a zweigesque film despite the fact that it is not a direct film adaptation of any one Zweig work. Anderson's adaptations of zweigesque elements show that Zweig's writings continue to be relevant today. These adaptations demonstrate the intricate ways in which narrative devices can be used to construct stories and reconstruct history. By drawing on thematic and stylistic elements of Zweig's writings, Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel raises broader questions about both the necessity of narratives and their shortcomings in the construction of identity; Anderson's characters both rely on and challenge the ways identity is constructed through narrative. This thesis shows how the zweigesque in Anderson's film is able to challenge how history is viewed and how people conceptualize and relate to their continually changing notions of identity.
A source of The Grand Budapest Hotel inspiration. 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' is a 2014 farce feature authored and directed by Wes Anderson and motivated by the works of Stefan Zweig. It stars Ralph Fiennes as a concierge whoever groups up with one of his staff members to show his guiltlessness following he is framed for kill. There has never been a The Grand Budapest Hotel Guide like this. It contains 47 answers, much more than you can imagine; comprehensive answers and extensive details and references, with insights that have never before been offered in print. Get the information you need--fast! This all-embracing guide offers a thorough view of key knowledge and detailed insight. This Guide introduces what you want to know about The Grand Budapest Hotel. A quick look inside of some of the subjects covered: The Grand Budapest Hotel - Critical response, Edward Norton, The Grand Budapest Hotel - Home media, Wes Anderson - Soundtracks, 64th Berlin International Film Festival - Awards, Gorlitz - Gorlitz in popular culture, Hugo Guinness - Film, Saoirse Ronan, Music supervisor - Notable music supervisors, The Grand Budapest Hotel - Box office, Robert Yeoman - Feature films, The Grand Budapest Hotel - Plot, 2014 Berlin International Film Festival - Awards, Lea Seydoux - 2013-present, Jason Schwartzman, List of films featuring mental illness - Narcissistic personality disorder, List of years in film - 2010s, Owen Wilson - Filmography, The Grand Budapest Hotel - Production, Steven M. Rales - Indian Paintbrush, David di Donatello for Best Foreign Film - 2010s, Alexandre Desplat, Gotham Independent Film Awards 2014 - Best Feature, Wes Anderson - Film career, 2023 in film - 2010s, Studio Babelsberg - Notable films shot at Babelsberg Studios, Cambridge Film Festival - Movies on the Meadows 2014, Alexandre Desplat - Nominations, Balalaika - The balalaika outside Russia, ubrowka - Popular culture, Tony Revolori, TSG Entertainment - Films, and much more...
The 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.
A Biography of the Man Who Inspired the Grand Budapest Hotel
Author: Paul Brody
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Stefan Zweig is a man about whom we know much, and sometimes nothing. If it is possible to be a world-renowned writer who traveled around the world with the social elite, and still be a great mystery, then Zweig achieved this. There are thousands of letters written by the man, a large collection of novels, poetry, biographies, interviews, and films based on his writings. He was even kind enough to pen an autobiography. However, despite the large body of work he left behind, his mystique remains. One of his two wives wrote extensively about him after Zweig's death, and even she acknowledged that no one really knew him. This short biography tells the story of the life and times of the man who inspired Wes Anderson's “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”
The third volume in the New York Times bestselling Wes Anderson Collection series showcases the best artwork from “Bad Dads,” an annual exhibition of art inspired by the films of Wes Anderson. Curated by Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco, “Bad Dads” has continued to grow and progress as a dynamic group exhibition since its inaugural show in 2011, and has featured work from more than 400 artists from around the world. Those artworks range from paintings to sculptures to limited-edition screen prints and vary greatly in style, making for a diverse and lively show each year. Though each piece is distinct in its own right, the artworks’ unifying element is the shared imagery and beloved characters from: · Bottle Rocket · Rushmore · The Royal Tenenbaums · The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou · The Darjeeling Limited · Fantastic Mr. Fox · Moonrise Kingdom · The Grand Budapest Hotel The book features an original cover by graphic artist Max Dalton, a foreword by writer and director Wes Anderson himself, and an introduction by TV and movie critic Matt Zoller Seitz, author of the bestselling Wes Anderson Collection books. A visual treasure trove, Bad Dads grants fans of Wes Anderson another creative avenue to explore his inspired worlds and movies. Also available from Matt Zoller Seitz: The Oliver Stone Experience, Mad Men Carousel, The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel, and The Wes Anderson Collection.
Relive the luxury of days long gone with this Wes Anderson's Grand Budapest Hotel. These hotels are out of reach to all, no matter their wealth. They exist only in the imaginations of their creators, and now in these paper pads. * Includes three 50-page Grand Budapest Hotel notepads (150 pages total) * Heavy text-weight paper with cardboard back * Litho-printed in England on sustainably sourced, heavy text-weight paper with cardboard backs * Also Available: The Overlook Hotel (from The Shining), Kellerman's Resort (from Dirty Dancing), Heartbreak Hotel (from Elvis), and Camp Crystal Lake (from Friday the 13th)
Wes Anderson is one of the most influential voices from the past two decades of American cinema. A true auteur, Anderson is known for the visual artistry, inimitable tone, and idiosyncratic characterizations that make each of his films- 'Bottle Rocket', 'Rushmore', 'The Royal Tenenbaums', 'The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou', 'The Darjeeling Limited', 'Fantastic Mr. Fox', and 'Moonrise Kingdom'- instantly recognizable as "Andersonian." 'The Wes Anderson Collection' is the first in-depth overview of Anderson's filmography, guiding readers through his life and career. Previously unpublished photos, artwork, and ephemera complement a book-length conversation between Anderson and award-winning critic Matt Zoller Seitz. The interview and images are woven together in a meticulously designed book that captures the spirit of his films: melancholy and playful, wise and childish - and thoroughly original.
Wes Anderson is considered one of the most important directors of the post-Baby Boom generation, making films such as Rushmore (1998) and The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) in a style so distinctive that his films are often recognizable from a single frame. Through the travelogue The Darjeeling Limited (2007) and the stop-motion animation of Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), his films examine issues of gender, race, and class through dysfunctional family dynamics, with particular focus on masculinity and male bonding. Anderson's auteur status is enriched by his fascination with Truffaut and the French New Wave, as well as his authorship of every one of his screenplays, drawing on influences as diverse as Mark Twain, J. D. Salinger, Roald Dahl, and Stefan Zweig. Works such as Moonrise Kingdom (2012) and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) continue to fascinate with their postmodern, hyper-nostalgic attention to detail. This book explores the filmic and literary influences that have helped make Anderson a major voice in 21st century "indie" culture, and reveals why Wes Anderson is one of the most inventive filmmakers working in cinema today.
The Iconic Filmmaker and His Work - Unofficial and Unauthorised
Author: Ian Nathan
Publisher: White Lion Publishing
The definitive reference for all Wes Anderson fans. Loaded with rich imagery and detailed analysis of his incredible films - including the classics The Grand Budapest Hotel, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums and Moonrise Kingdom as well as Anderson's highly anticipated new releaseThe French Dispatch - this is the first book to feature all of Wes Anderson's movies in a single volume. Acclaimed film journalist Ian Nathan provides an intelligent and thoughtful examination of the work of one of contemporary film's greatest visionaries, charting the themes, visuals, and narratives that have come to define Anderson's work and contributed to his films an idiosyncratic character that's adored by his loyal fans. From Anderson's regular cast members - including Bill Murray and Owen Wilson - to his instantly recognisable aesthetic, recurring motifs and his scriptwriting processes, this in-depth collection will reveal how Wes Anderson became one of modern cinema's most esteemed and influential directors.