The Grand Budapest Hotel

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How the fastidious filmmaker Wes Anderson re-created the iconic building that never was.

For his latest cinematic confection, The Grand Budapest Hotel (opening March 7), Wes Anderson sought to capture the lost romance of luxury travel in the old-world tradition. The director’s attention to detail reached new heights in concocting a madcap realm of scheming aristocrats, debonair concierges and noble lobby boys.