The Grand Budapest Hotel: An Uncommon Adaptation of the World of Yesterday

Ziyan Li
2022 Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research   unpublished
Wes Anderson's film The Grand Budapest Hotel is an unconventional adaptation of writer Zweig's memoir The World of Yesterday and his personal experiences. The film has its own original story but retains the central thrust of the memoir. This thesis will discuss how Wes Anderson represents three important motifs from Zweig's book through the plot of the film, which are the sorrow for the dislocated lives of the refugees, the nostalgia for the spirit of classical Europe and the condemnation of
more » ... Nazis. The main subjects of this thesis are the film The Grand Budapest Hotel and the memoir The World of Yesterday. They are going to be researched by a close reading of texts. Some of the ways in which adaptations from literary works to film productions can be found as a result.
doi:10.2991/assehr.k.220105.098 fatcat:ewgiqjv2cnh5hm3tdt34mbnmte