The Grand Budapest Hotel (Anderson, 2014) film

•Why do you think Anderson uses miniatures, optical illusions and models when there are easier options? How does the use of these affect your response to the film?
•What kind of place is The Grand Budapest Hotel?”
•Anderson’s films have been described as ‘cinematic doll’s houses’. How does this apply to The Grand Budapest Hotel?
•How do you respond to the criticism that Anderson’s films ‘are all the same’?
•Anderson’s films have been accused of having ‘more style than substance’. Do you agree?
•How is this a film about loss? What is lost?
•How would you describe Wes Anderson’s style in this film?
•What films/filmmakers are you reminded of when you watch Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel?
•Anderson’s films have been accused of having ‘more style than substance’. Do you agree?
•How is this a film about cinema?
•How is this a film about storytelling?
•How is this a film about history?
•How is this a film about memory?
•In what ways is this a Wes Anderson film?
•What are some of the features of an ‘independent film’?

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