The Distribution of the Sensible in The Grand Budapest Hotel

by Nicole Rothwell Guerra
2848 words



Distribution of the Sensible

Film Techniques




            By using a varying array of narration, mise-en-scene, cinematography and editing techniques director Wes Anderson was able to create a powerful film where a multitude of implicit messages lie underneath the superficial eccentricity of his design style. By using these techniques to create a space for the refugee’s voice and experiences in a film that originally lures us to perceive it as nothing more than a fantastical depiction of Eastern European society in the 1930’s, Anderson manages to partake in the distribution of the senses as theorized by Ranciere. In this manner, The Grand Budapest Hotel becomes an aesthetic masterpiece well worth watching.