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Film Analysis Of Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel

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Wes Anderson is one of the greatest illusion-makers of all time. He doesn’t create movies but entire worlds with his distinct sensibility and dazzling visual style. The 48 year old Texan is one of the few filmmakers in modern cinema with the ability to articulate such idiosyncratic visions. Every frame of “The Grand Budapest Hotel” is so Anderson one can spend hours dissecting each and every shot. The film is a colorful and delicious confection to watch that at times you may have the urge to lick the screen. The film opens to a young lady visiting a courtyard, gazing up at a statue of “The Author” whilst holding his memoir entitled, “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” We start out in 1985 in a grey sky post-Communist town. “The Author” is shooing away is grandson and recalls the time in the late 60’s when his younger self (Jude Law) stayed at the title hotel. At the time of his stay, the legendary hotel was falling into obsolescence. As time goes on he becomes acquainted with its elegant and mysterious owner, Mr. Moustafa (F. Murray Abraham). Law is curious as to why the immensely rich Moustafa chooses to accompany alone on his visits and insists on sleeping in a room no bigger than a closet. Moustafa, acknowledging “The Authors” own work with great respect decides to invite him to dinner to satisfy his curiosity. Over the course of the meal, Moustafa reminisces about his first days at the hotel where he worked as a lobby boy under the direction of Monsieur Gustave H (the impeccable
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