The Grand Budapest Hotel: An Uncommon Adaptation of the World of Yesterday
- 10.2991/assehr.k.220105.098How to use a DOI?
- The Grand Budapest Hotel; Wes Anderson; Stefan Zweig; The World of Yesterday; Adaptation
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 the 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.
- © 2022 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press SARL.
- Open Access
- This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC license.
Cite this article
TY - CONF AU - Ziyan Li PY - 2022 DA - 2022/01/17 TI - The Grand Budapest Hotel: An Uncommon Adaptation of the World of Yesterday BT - Proceedings of the 2021 International Conference on Social Development and Media Communication (SDMC 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 534 EP - 537 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220105.098 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.220105.098 ID - Li2022 ER -