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The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) - Film Review

Quirky, slightly retro comedy from Wes Anderson

The Grand Budapest Hotel is directed and co-written by Wes Anderson (Moonrise Kingdom (2012)). The film focuses upon the adventures of a former concierge of the hotel, Gustave H (Ralph Fiennes), as told by its current owner Mr Moustafa (F. noch 340 Wörter

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Amadeus: Salieri's Fantasy

In my first post on Amadeus (1984, dir. Milos Forman), I explored the basic problem with the film, namely that the claim that Antonio Salieri had poisoned Wolfgang Mozart  doesn’t really hold up. noch 1.107 Wörter


Amadeus: Killing Mozart

Milos Forman’s Amadeus (1984, director’s cut 2002) opens with Antonio Salieri (F. Murray Abraham) loudly calling Wolfgang Mozart’s name and declaring that he had murdered Mozart. noch 2.545 Wörter


Film #512: The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

As I’ve basically watched every Oscar-nominated film now I feel that I know what sort of film the Academy normally go for. Therefore I was incredibly surprised when The Grand Budapest Hotel was one of the eight movies nominated for this year’s prize. noch 548 Wörter