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The Grand Budapest Hotel
Interview by: Ricky Mora
Mar 4, 2014
Wes Anderson, Adam Stockhausen - The Grand Budapest Hotel
Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA
Interviewed by Ricky Mora

Q: Which came first, the character Gustav or the design of the hotel?
Wes Anderson: The first part of the script\I wrote it with my friend Hugo (Guinness)\we came up with it many years ago, like six years ago, it was the first part of the Gustav story. We had that character and we had that inspiration in real life for this character. We wrote a section of it but we couldnft really figure out what happened next, and it was set in the present. There was no hotel and he wasnft a concierge or anything. It was only many years later when I had become interested in Stefan Zweigfs work, which Ifd never read before, and I had this thought to do something rather Zweig-like, and to use this character we had and this bit of story we had and this idea that it would be in a hotel and (Gustav) would be a concierge. Then it all seemed ...

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