Film Analysis : The Grand Budapest Hotel Essay

1633 Words Jul 25th, 2015 7 Pages
Film analysis is a part of Film Studies that teaches how to review the elements used in a film and the reasons for their use. It develops critical thinking skills through the analysis of symbolism and their interpretations as the directors’ intentions are studied. The Grand Budapest Hotel is a film released in 2014 directed by Wes Anderson. The story revolves around a Hotel, The Grand Budapest Hotel, in the fictional state of Zubrowka, The movie was a commercial and critical success due to the use of modern day cinematography styles such as editing, lighting contrast and sound effects as shown below. The Grand Budapest Hotel has consumer and cultural symbolism within it to effectively show the conditions that the narrator, Zero, is living in. Cultural symbolism is shown in movies by depicting scenes as naturally as possible (Dali and Distri). In the Grand Budapest Hotel although the movie is shot in an imaginary country, the movie is supposed to be of events similar to those in Central Europe. The scenes within the hotel are therefore similar to those of European architecture and art especially of styles used during the communist periods of the twentieth century. The behavior of the characters is also supposed to be similar to those people living in those locations at that time and lets the audience understand the context of the story. The movie uses Mise-En-Scene to give the audience visual cues of the progress of the story. When the movie begins, a girl is shown reading…

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