The Grand Budapest Hotel is a story about the owner of an aging high-class hotel, who tells him of his early years serving as a lobby boy in the hotel's glorious years.
Wes Anderson's films are well known for their symmetry, eccentricity and distinctive visual and narrative styles.
Eccentricity means the quality of being unusual and different from other people. You can always expect to go on a wacky adventure in his movie.
Some viewers will watch it 100 times, and spot new little details every time. Other viewers will walk out or switch off in a matter of minutes.
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Another feature of his movies is garish colors. It is gorgeous to look at, full of candy colors (pinks, reds and purples), and extravagant camera movements.
The contrast of color is very interesting. It's eye-popping.
The Grand Budapest Hotel is rife with stunning shots that one can frame and hang on the wall.
A filmmaker's visual style can, and almost always does, emulate those who have come before. But his style is all his own.
He has gone to great lengths to cultivate a unique approach to cinema.
Most directors will keep you in suspense by holding information back, and strategically distributing details when advantageous.
Wes Anderson willingly hands over information in a succinct manner. He doesn't try to trick you with his plot.