Happy Thursday friends! I saw The Grand Budapest Hotel over the weekend, and I can’t stop thinking about it.
The Grand Budapest Hotel is a film written and directed by Wes Anderson, and inspired by the writings of Stefan Zweig. In its prime, The Grand Budapest Hotel was the happeningist hotel around, and Gustave H. was the best concierge there was. He befriends Zero Mustafa, the hotel’s newest lobby boy, and together they go on a series of adventures. The movie illustrates those adventures as a now grown Zero tells them to a curious writer visiting the hotel many years after it has become rundown. The movie has many familiar faces including Jude Law, Owen Wilson, Adrian Brody, Willem Dafoe, and of course the classic ingredient in any Wes Anderson movie: Bill Murray.
The set, scenery, and costuming in the film is incredibly beautiful. The colors and patterns featured in the hotel and throughout the rest of the movie are so vivid and whimsical, but realistic and fitting at the same time. The film’s website (which I linked above) is a testament to the movie’s beautiful set. The film is incredibly funny as well, featuring many a-dry humored joke thrown in. The only other Wes Anderson movie I’ve seen is Moonrise Kingdom, and I thought that was beautiful and great. Well, this movie definitely trumps that one. I loved this film, and if you get the chance, you should most certainly go see it.
Have a great end to the week, and thanks for reading