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The Illustrated Screenplay


By Wes Anderson



"Wes Anderson's captivating 1930s-set caper

offers a vibrant and imaginative evocation of a

bygone era." – Variety




The Grand Budapest Hotel recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars; and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting; a raging battle for an enormous family fortune; and the sweetest confection of a love affair - all against the backdrop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.​


With sparkling dialogue, arresting visuals, vibrant charm and a slowly building melancholy, The Grand Budapest Hotel is both sophisticated comedy and historical pastiche, the portrait of a hero (of sorts) in a dazzling but vanishing world.


Inspired in part by the writings of Stefan Zweig.





Wes Anderson is an acclaimed American film director, producer and writer. His other films include Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited, Moonrise Kingdom, and the animated feature Fantastic Mr. Fox.


THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL: Screenplay by Wes Anderson. Story by Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness. Directed by Wes Anderson. Cast includes Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Harvey Keitel, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan, Lea Seydoux, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson, Owen Wilson. Producers: Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales, Jeremy Dawson. Fox Searchlight Pictures.


An OPUS Trade Paper Original * $15.95 * 176 pages
ISBN: 978-1-62316-051-7 * 50 stills and drawings

The Opus Screenplay Series



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